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14 Nov 2011

in the studio


I enjoyed sticking up all my pinboard bits and pieces.
Looking at so many pinboard ideas on pinterest, I got sidetracked. Finally, I did what felt me... stuck straight onto the wall. The one on the left is Miss 3's old blackboard. Painted the back white, nails on bottom and clips, hung it up - temporary inspirations.

I've been ink drawing when I can - on the new desk (nothing special - white, streamlined, inexpensive, does the job) - and enjoying the details and the ability to add bits as I find time.

I'll also do my writing here (non-fiction book). I really needed somewhere specific.

How I would love an old-fashioned typewriter... sigh... but I also love the snazziness and functions of a computer.


Despite embracing detail work, I suddenly got a burst of abstract painting ideas this weekend, so I'm looking with longing at the paints and brushes. But that takes uninterrupted space. I'll see if I have the same mojo on my next time alone.



read: poems, one about spaces
taste: a burnt and slightly curdled B&B pudding I took to a friend's for dinner
see: Kill the Irishman
hear: Lonely Boy, The Black Keys.
touch: yarn and crochet hook after almost 2 yrs!
think: i'll ask 'what?' up to 3 times before giving up and pretending i heard anyway
feel: grateful to be thought of, thanks wander.lust


I'll be here tomorrow with the 5 Senses Tour.

45 comments:

  1. looks great. my current desk is the size of a matchbox!!!! the next one will be bigger :)

    lovely illustration!!

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  2. What a wonderful looking space! I need to strip down my own space and redo some of it...just keep the bare essentials that inspire and make me want to create.

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  3. thanks for the sneak peek into your studio, it looks good ... why am I not surprised to see owls in there? ;-)

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  4. beautiful illustration and beautiful space - wow!

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  5. your studio looks marvelous : )

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  6. Your space is so fun and inspirational! I also love the illustration. Writing and cooking too? Wow, multi-talented!

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  7. I love your studio! To be honest, I've never had a studio of my own... I work wherever I can... But I've always wanted a space like yours! I think it's hight time i made one! :)

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  8. Your studio space looks like your blog space, a serene and calming ground for ideas to take root!

    Sue x

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  9. I love The Black Keys!!!! (Sorry, had to say it first - lol)

    Looks like a fantastic space for creating. I would love an actual pinboard, but I stopped purchasing periodicals and such, so I have no actual paper to pin, and I can't bring myself to print from computer (bad habit, can't use the ink).

    You're going to write a book? I didn't know that. Exciting.

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  10. Oh I love bread and butter pudding! these days don't eat white bread, a good excuse to buy some :)

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  11. LOVe this space...LOVE it! i'm swooning in particular over the little nook with the owl in it....*sigh*

    one of my favourite things about my own creative space is the little bits and pieces i've gathered that inspire and delight. i strung a bit of twine on two thumb-tacks and peg bits up...as well as the good ol' stick-it-to-the-wall technique.

    xo

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  12. ps. i'm loving the look of this piece...it has a deliciously retro feel to it and owls are of a particular delight to me at the moment....

    xo

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  13. You sound like me...my walls in my creation room are my pinboards..I gave up trying to use a specific space...My husband says it is the most interesting room in the house :)

    Love your drawings...I missed 5 senses last week...I won't this week!! LOL

    Linda

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  14. I promise myself repeatedly that I will create a work space and environment that is conducive to all I want to do...and life keeps me "busy" (it certainly has lately) and I've accumulated so much of other people's things that my current project is sorting and decluttering. I work in a tiny cramped space which I know keeps me "small" - a wide open space with visual prompts is what I crave and intend to have before Christmas arrives. You've certainly inspired me this morning!

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  15. I love this glimpse into your workspace and inspirations!

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  16. On of my fantasies is to live in a little adobe house in Santa Fe, wear long white men's button-up shirts and cut-off blue jean shorts and bare feet, smoke out of an old pipe and write on my typewriter. It's an image I've had in my head for a very, very long time, and your wish for a typewriter reminded me of it. We all need our little space to be creative, even if it only exists in our head for the time being.

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  17. Gorgeous studio! I've had a lot of paintings ideas too!

    http://mandycrandell.blogspot.com/
    http://twitter.com/#!/MandyCrandell

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  18. i worked on my dining table for the longest time. that is, on the end of our dining table!
    having your own space is nothing short of marvelous.

    just discovered them Amanda, they rock.

    oh Nichole, your head image is so enchanting. love it.

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  19. I like how you organize your pens and markers. I am looking for a desk but more importantly, a home office space

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  20. That space is dreamy and frankly it's so nice to have your inspiration tangible and not just on a website. ;)

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  21. really love pinboards like that, well done!

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  22. great sneak peak at the studio and your workspace... I would love a huge area for big abstracts... but am a bit limited... keep thinking one day...

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  23. I swear I almost put Lonely Boy on my joy pockets last week! Love that song!!!! And I LOVE your drawing!!!! The colors, the detail, the owl...beautiful. Enjoyed getting a peek at your studio and pinboard. The ball jars and pens are a great idea :). Are you enjoying the Alchemist? I am almost finished with On the Road--I feel spontaneity twinkling in my bones --yass yass!!
    xoxo

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  25. Don't you just love the way the old typewriter keys feel under your finger tips, the sounds they make as your words fill the pages... ah, I would love to have one as well, up until I need to hit backspace.

    I adore your space. It is simply lovely

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  26. What I love most about typewriters are the sounds. You know, that lovely clicky sound when you press down on a key? I love that.

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  27. Wonderful space for creating, inspiration all around. Awesomeness.

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  28. I love the look of your website. It is very peaceful feeling.

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  29. that's a beautiful space you've got there. : )

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  30. I do the same thing! I have been "repinning" my pins in real life onto the board above my desk :) Love your new drawing! xoxoxo brynn

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  31. That's a beautiful creative space! Such a nurturing environment for creating. Love the owl drawing too:)

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  32. Beautiful space, I love that little hole in the wall with the owl peeking out. I stick up lots of inspirational bits and pieces straight onto the wall in my studio, too.

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  33. Nice owl! I love that you cut out a little bookshelf in the wall! I like how organized your pinups look. You should see my photo "clothesline" where artwork (both mine and M's) is trying to take over the photos.

    I know you are lusting over those old typewriters on Pinterest, lol. A typewriter wouldn't work very well for me, I'd be crossing so much out and wasting so much paper, lol, but there's something about a typewriter, though...

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  34. I just read your comment about having to work at the end of your dining room table. I remember that!! Man, that seems forever ago...I'm so glad you have your studio now! (a little bit jealous of it, actually, lol)

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  35. yes Becky, thank the universe for backspace. LOL

    yeah, i was even creating my art journaling videos on that table corner Lisa! :)

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  36. I so love your space there! Looks like such a delightful place to work and dream and create : ) And might I say that I adore that little nook with the owl and books!

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  37. very nice studio place, have fun!

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  38. I enjoyed looking into your studio. What a great little niche that houses your sweet little owl. So original.

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  39. This is gorgeous. I've been toying with the idea of a typewriter as well... but I just can't convince myself that it would be overly practical. Sticking straight onto the wall - ingenious!
    Ronnie xo

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  40. Lovely space you have, I love pinboards! What's not to love?

    I have an old typewriter. My grandfather gave it to me before he passed away, so it's really special for me. I used to type his letters when I was young, so he wanted me to have it when they closed the boarding house. I was like... me? From all 8 children and 29 grandchildren?

    I haven't used it for a long time, but I have it standing on the hall way, to look at it whenever I pass by.

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  41. thanks for the studio tour; i love seing where people work at making the world more beautiful...

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  42. I do have an old typewriter on one of my desks but that doesn't leave room for anything else! I love your new space and the thought of the wonderful writing you will do in this space.

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  43. I would love an old typewriter too! oh yes. love your pins- awesome!

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  44. I have an old fashioned typewriter and... it's not as great as I thought it would be. I enjoy it for the nostalgia factor, but it really isn't -that- functional.

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  45. what an awesome space this is! You sound awfully talented, love the drawing and would love to see some more...

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