Welcome to my studio and workshop
as I join in the 2011 "Where Bloggers Create" party.
I have changed everything since last year's party
and now have a workroom for art
and a pretty room where I blog and display art.
First, come into my studio workshop
Bins and drawers for storage and organization
Here's some close ups of the stamps and glitter on the white shelf
I made the tiny faerie mannequin
on the wire dress form makes a lovely skirt
~ The Easel for Oil Painting ~
Why not use crystal to store brushes and supplies?
...These bottles are only 2 inches tall and store tiny beads...
I found these fabulous wooden trays at a craft store on sale,
they actually have 2 levels in each box
and I've organized all my broken jewelry pieces,
rhinestones, buttons and pearls for crafting
Below, are my two jewelers 'watch repair cabinets'.
One was my husbands fathers that he had built half a century ago.
I love all the drawers!
I made curtains to hide the bins where I keep beads and such
The drawers hold stamping pads, felt pens, punches, etc.
More ribbon and lace, flowers....
~ A painting I've started ~
... Jewels waiting to be repaired ...
Thank you for visiting the studio work room!
(one day I was sewing some repairs on this pink crinoline,
and threw it over the chair 'til I could get back to it.
Well, it was too cute to remove : )
Next, the decorative room!
My desk and computer where I am composing this blog post
... black feather boa hides the cords ...
The chair recently changed her tutu from pink to blue
Crystal reflects the light so beautifully!
Below, a shelf displaying some of the artwork and tags
my lovely friend Anita sent me from
I found this pretty mirror-backed cabinet at a salvage store
This shelf holds 2 handmade books and another lovely gift by Anita
I found the framed print at an antique store and hung it inside a larger frame.
The silver glittered Eiffel Tower was brought back to me from Paris
from a friend who visited France last month.
Estate Sale Chandy ~ My Birthday Present!
... The settee for lounging and day dreaming ....
Most of my decor comes from flea market shops
and antique stores, often getting a touch of paint
or embellishing to get the look I desire.
Thank you for visiting, here is the link to find all of the other participants
in Karen Valentines "Where Bloggers Create 2011 Party"
View her lovely space, and scroll down to find
the list of participants on her right side bar.
I am excited to begin my tour!
~ Violet ~