Wednesday, 1 April 2009

SHARE MY STUDIO














Recently I've very much enjoyed browsing through some blogs which show various Studio/Scrap room spaces - some of which take your breath away! My husband thinks I've got a lot of stuff, but I tell him "you ain't seen nuthen"! Some rooms look more like shops ....

Anyway, I can't actually show you what I've been making in the past few days because it's for Friday's challenge on the Awfully Big Art Adventure, so I thought instead that I'd share some of my studio space.

I'm lucky enough to have a whole room on the 3rd storey of our house - not an attic exactly but up under the roof just the same. I've loved this room ever since we moved in, in fact I bagged it for my own before we even got here - it just has lovely proportions and light, and a wonderful atmosphere. I have a desk for my computer on the left, and in the bay window I have a built-in unit with a kitchen worktop. From here I can look out over the garden and the rooftops, and never tire of the view in all weathers. The room started off yellow and blue, but gradually more or more pink has crept in ...

In the centre of the room sits our old dining table which provides a home for the weekly groups and classes that I run. What's the point of having all this space if I don't share it? I love having people come in "to play" as my husband puts it!! It's not that tidy here but I am in the process of doing some storage reorganisation, and after that I'll post more pictures.

Along the wall from my computer desk is an Expedit bookcase and a wardrobe which acts as a cupboard. I also have wall shelves on the right above the radiator beyond the table. It all feels a bit disjointed at present, but there's hardly a straight line in this old house built in 1787 so I have to work with what I have. In the end, tidy or not (and it is most of the time) it's MY space, and when I come into it every morning I just give thanks for my sanctuary. Being disabled, once I get up here I tend to stay, so we have an intercom telephone system for family communication!

10 comments:

Claire said...

I could just move straight in and take up residence !
Lovely job Rosie - I love the way you've arranged working space on 3 sides with a swivel chair in the middle.

*jean* said...

oo rosie!! what a great space!! and sooo organized!! i would definitely be inspired in that room!!

DillyDilly said...

Its a lovely arty space. The bay window is great. Thank you for sharing

Clair and Sharni said...

Oooohh.... its a great room! You're so lucky to be able to fit that large table in there xxx

Artyjen said...

Just like you to know I love your blog, even if I am more of a stalker than comment maker! I would like to pass on the Makes my Heart Smile award. I know many people find these tiresome and I am happy if you choose not to display or even acknowledge this and please do not feel obliged to have to pass this on or link to me. I am putting your link on my blog so that other people can enjoy your work as much as I do and I have posted about you here.
Thanks for reading this.
xoxo
Artyjen

Heather said...

I have discovered your blog via Maureen's and love the look of your studio and that wonderful bay window. Our youngest daughter has Fibromyalgia too, so I can sympathise with you. It's great that you can lose yourself in your art work and improve your quality of life with teaching sessions. I'm just going to have a peek at your other blogs.

Lynn said...

OMG.... your room is amazing Rosie, look at all that space and the window, oh what a gorgeous place to sit and enjoy your artwork. I could spend all day there too, and would love to come and play :)

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

Your studio looks idyllic and wonderful, very tidy too. You've thought of everything. I know beautiful things come out of it!
am imagining your garden and rooftop views thru the seasons....sighhhh

Kalipso84 said...

I love your studio!!!!!!

Linda said...

Its a wonderful room - and I know because I've been there! You are so organised Rosie; its a great place to play.
Hugs
Linda xx