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July 23, 2009

I just couldn't resist not joining in Karen's blog party "Where Bloggers Create". What a wonderful way to take a peak into fellow blogger's studios and see where they nurture their soul by creating.
So glad that you stopped by to see where I create...
We finished our downstairs about a year ago and added this creative nook just for me. I so enjoy spending as much time here as possible. The table is long enough that my kids can also set at it and create with me.
It is a place that I come to get away from it all. Where I get my hands dirty, my heart nurtured and inspiration is just a click away.
I surround myself with things I love and that inspire me. By keeping some lovely treasures out on my desk it encourages me to play.
You can find roosters and chickens spread throughout my studio.
Cards to inspire and mean so much... Lace and goodies in jars so I can easily see them.
Lovely flowers and button cards sitting out just waiting to be used.
And of course, no studio would be complete without glitter.
In the hallway, I combined 3 vintage drawers and hung them on end and filled them with family photos, cherished artwork and inspirational pieces just waiting to be added to my artwork. These are not only functional but they are art that changes as I use the treasures that I have collected and add more treasures as I find them.

I hope you enjoyed taking a peak into my studio; a place that relaxes me, nurtures my need to create and sooths my soul. I can't wait to visit other bloggers creative spaces... hope you come with me!

Thank you Karen for hosting such a lovely party.

LillySue said...

Love your creative spot! Your salt shakers full of glitter is an idea I may have to steal!!
Blessings~LillySue
P.S. Stop in to see my Studio too!

Jodie LeJeune said...

Hi Sheila!
One of your Silver Bella sisters here popping in for the party!
You had me at the first picture...I love your creative space! The yellow walls are so delightful and all of those yummy trims everywhere...{sigh}
Can I come play???? ;)
I enjoyed my visit here girl...I can't wait to meet you in November!

everything vintage

Terri said...

Very artsy very creative and the yellow walls keeps it sunny and bright...it's very cheerful creative space.

Annabelle Bulat said...

What a cute space! I love your glitter jars and your drawer "shelves"!

Debra said...

I love your creative space. All that glitter, I just adore bling! Thank you for sharing your room. This is so inspiring!

Claudia said...

Hi Sheila - I love your space and the color of the walls! I'm with you - leaving things out that inspire and foster the creative urge is a great idea. Congrats on a great space!

zandra said...

Wow!Great space! Love the glitter. I'll have to start looking for salt shakers. lol I enjoyed my visit. Thanks, for sharing. Hugz, Z

KarenHarveyCox said...

I love your creative space, and each special place you have your supplies organized in, you must be so inspired to create here.
Karen

Rebecca said...

Love your happy creative space :) It looks so cheerful and the glitter containers were inspirational.
Thanks for visiting me also.
Blessings to you today
Rebecca

Gypsy Mermaid said...

Hey sheila! Love your studio! its so county and cute! I love the chicken wire cupboard! big hugs

toodles-
sarah

Kdottie Designs said...

Your studio is so bright and inviting! I love the glitter shaker idea!

Karen said...

Love it! it's so calm and nutrturing. I love the color on the walls! The sun is always shining! Very fun!
Thanks for sharing!

Some days are diamonds

Leah C said...

It's a beautiful space for creating & inspiring:) Best of all, I know lots of happy times take place there!

Cindy said...

I love nonocromatic so much. Your spot is very comfortable. Thanks for letting me visit.



cindy-stitches-n-stuff.blogspot.com

Kimberly said...

I love the color of your walls! My favorite thing is the jar with the #40 on top. Did you make that? Really wonderful. I bet you have so much fun in there!
Kim

Tammy said...

Oh my...if there were a prize for most "creative" use of space, you would definately need to win it!

Is that a magazine holder with the cards?

And the glitter all in matching shakers...just grand!!

L♥ve it all!!

Southern Lady's Vintage said...

Great space!! Looks like a lot of fun to be had there!

Dawn-Hydrangea Home said...

Great space. Love your glitter station!

Coralie Cederna Johnson said...

Your art space is just perfectly wonderful! So fun to see how others work and play! Come visit me too!

The Chateau of Remnants said...

Love the area you create in!! Looks like a fun area to be in!

{ttfn]
Renee

Deb said...

Wonderful creative spot! Love the cheerful yellow walls and all your treasures.

fromthepines said...

I love the color of the walls - too cool!Great stuff.

Cheryl

Lynn Stevens said...

Thanks for sharing your fun space. Colorful and whimsy at its best
Lynn-trashtotreasureart

Miss Sandy said...

Love the rich colors of your wonderful and artful space. I agree, no space is complete without glitter! I used some old glass flavoring bottles I found at a flea market to house my glitter. Funny thing is that after I cleaned and filled the bottles and go to use the glitter I get whiffs of vanilla, butter rum, etc. I think i may have inadvertently invented aroma glitter. Thanks for sharing your space and have a wonderful weekend!

AliGripp said...

I love it Sheila!! Those glitter shakers are fabulous!! I have a cream colored shelf that is empty(you can see it in the big space pic)You have inspired me to find some old shakers to fill with all my glitter!! Love it!! Thanks for sharing!!
Hugs!
Ali

~Becca~Bluebird Rose said...

What a happy place in which to create!!
I didn't get my studio pulled together quite enough to photograph for today's event, but I will be hosting a Christmas in July giveaway on my blog tomorrow (Sat), if you'd like to stop by!
:)
~Becca~

Caleen said...

Hi! Love your place.. It looks warm and special.. So many lovely things. Love all the ways you organized and put things together. Love the old with the newer stuff. Thank you for sharing. Keep Creating!

Karen Valentine said...

Hi Sheila! What a perfectly fabulous studio you have. i absolutely love the idea of lace in a big jar. ( I might have to steal that idea) And the vintage drawers as shelves is a terrific idea. Thank you so much for playing with us today. Have a wonderful time checking out all the other creative spaces!

Karen
My Desert cottage

Alice W. said...

I love all of your creative studio vignettes Sheila! So inspiring. Love the glitter in the shakers...very creative! Definitely looks like such a whimsical and fun place to create in!

Shannon @ Silver Trappings said...

Your space is beautiful. I love all your glitter. :)

Shannon

Rebecca said...

Hi Shelia!

What an amazing space you have y friend! Thank you sooooo much for sharing with us all. I barely got my photos up! Sooo much work!

Blessings to you this very day.

I'm inspired.

xoRebecca

Stepping off the edge said...

what a perfect match- those walls (I love that color!)and all of your goodies! A great creative space!
:o)
Tracey

LiLi M. said...

I love all these cases filled with vintage treasures! They must give you an inspiration shot every time you look at them! Nice to meet you, hope you have a lovely day getting inspired at all those studios participating!

Karen- The Graphics Fairy said...

Hi Sheila,
What a fun bright space you have!! I love your glitter salt shakers, and your artsy drawer shadow boxes are wonderful!
Thanks for the tour.
Karen

Shell said...

I love your sweet space.

Sandy Michelle said...

What an inspirational room and I love all the roosters and chicken wire!

Sandy xox

Klick36 said...

Very nice...thanks for sharing. I love the salt shaker idea...hope it's okay if I steal it...
Dancingly, Denise
A Day In My Life at:
www.dancinglydenise.typepad.com

Judy @ In His Grip said...

The salt shakers with glitter, you gotta love them!!!! But I like all of your jars for supplies too. Come and visit my studio at:

http://judysturman.typepad.com/in_his_grip/2009/01/stitches-by-sturman-studio-makeover.html

It may not be as "pretty" as yours but it gets to the job done.

Lori said...

I love your blog and I love your space! I will be back to get more inspiration from you! Thanks for sharing!

Natasha said...

Your 'glitter shakers' are fantastic! That is the first time I've seen them used in that manner -- how could I ever put salt in a shaker AGAIN after viewing that stunning array of colors? What a beautifully creative space you live in! It is a pleasure to make your acquaintance at this lovely event; please do stop by for a visit soon!

Enjoy the party!

Warm Wishes,

Natasha
www.lifeafterdarkjewelry.blogspot.com

fawndear said...

Love your vibrant, enchanting space. A girl can never have enough glitter and I so love that you store it in salt shakers. How inventive.
I think it's a must that artist surround themselves with what they love.
Thank you for sharing your wonderful, imaginative creative space.

Jane said...

Loved your studio. The color was so bright and inviting. Loved your storage ideas. Thanks for sharing.

Queen of Dreamsz said...

Hello Sheila,

What a wonderful space! I totally love the glitter in the shakers! I must do that. :0) Everything you have created is so magical and has such meaning. I know you really enjoy being there whenever you can.

Thanks so much for sharing your space with me.

Please drop by to visit me and my "studio in progress"...I've just recently moved to our Smoky Mountain home and it's a blissful MESS right now due to so much remodeling going on! But I do have plan for this mess...LOL

I'll look forward to seeing you,
Stephanie

Lynn Richards said...

What a happy place you have! Seeing all the glitter just about did me in. Thanks for sharing.
Lynn
alittlebluesky.blogspot.com

Sue said...

Love the shelves of glitter! Also like how you used those drawers to display treasures - what an excellent idea.

Sue E.

maryboys said...

the vintage drawers are so fabulous! what a wonderful idea...i will have to keep that in mind:)

warm regards,
mary

fairychildheirlooms said...

Hi Sheila, I really like your enchanting space! those glitter shakers are wonderful.
:) Missy
http://fairychildheirlooms.wordpress.com

Stephenie said...

You have such a pretty space to create...I really need to get myself organized..Maybe if I was, I's start creating things..You really have such pretty things..What an inspiration..
Stephenie

Luisa Migon said...

I'm here to say hello and visit your space! Absolutely fantastic place and supplies! :O)

Kara Ward said...

Fabulous... I am ready to come play! The glitter looks so yummy in the salt and pepper shakers!

Tracey said...

What a wonderful creative space! And how nice that you have such a big space too.
:) T

Roland said...

How neat your kids can sit with you to create! Love the glitter filled salt shakers! Great idea! Looks like a really fun place to create! paintinpatti.typepad.com
Hugs, Patti

Christine said...

I like the atmosphere of your creative space...

Shabby Chic Junk said...

You have created a nice space. I've been reading all your comments and we love your glitter shakers!! Jars add a nice touch to the decor. Your creations are very sweet. Thanks for sharing.
Enjoy, Debra

Jeanneoli said...

Wonderful space. You are lucky to have such a big and organized space to create!!!!

Melanie said...

Sheila, I love your space! It's exactly what I would have guessed your creative space would look like! It has that personal blessed and distressed look that is so YOU! It's wonderful!

Christine Edwards said...

What a lovely space you have with that nice long table. It's great that your kids can come join you in creative endeavors. I love the drawer/rotating art display you put together. Thanks for sharing!

Carole~Maynard Greenhouse said...

What a workspace. I wish I had somewhere that big to work from. I still have so much work to do in mine.
I read down to some of your other posts and I just got a 35mm last feb. and I love it but still not sure how to use all the features. Can't stop clicking away at everything.
xo,
Carole

cindy said...

What a lovely space you have. What a great place to create and dream.

-c
yapping cat

Connie said...

It's adorable, sweet chick! I love the sunny yellow walls and all your craft stuff. It's taking me a while to view all the "where bloggers create" party but I'm not giving up yet.........Come visit and giggle with me......
xoxo,
Connie

Marina Capano said...

What a cute space you have!
I love it!

xoxo

Scrappy Jessi said...

hey love,

your room is awesome!!!
i love it!!! see ya at silver bella.

xoxo,
jessi

shabbyscraps said...

love your creative space sheila! Too pretty!
xoxo, TIffany

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

I am a little late in getting around to this fabulous party but better late than never. :)

Your creative space is just wonderful.

Michelle (Shell) May said...

I've seen several creative spaces with glitter in the salt shakers and I have to say that each time I think that is the coolest thing ever! What a great space you have!
I've enjoyed the tour!
bunny hugs,
shell

KV Creative Designs said...

Wow! Your Yellow walls are so Bright and Cheery! Lovely Studio! Thanks for sharing with us! I am still getting through the list of all the blogs who participated! I hope you will come visit mine too!

Artful Blessings,
Kathryn

June said...

This space would definitely inspire me to create beautiful things. I love the salt shakers with the glitter, what a cute idea.
Smiles,
June

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