Wednesday, August 5, 2009

My creative space

I started my 'big-clean-up-in August-project' by tackling Lucy's room. We have been doing it in bits and pieces because there's so much else going on at the same time. But really, it's an extremely satisfying process - we did it just like they do on tv!!! : took everything out, seperated the thingies and more thingies...in piles and boxes, and then rearrranged the furniture, and added a whole new bunch of much needed shelves! I just need to go through the little thingies now...and sort the paper for recycling. One thing we can be sure of, Lucy doesn't need any new pencils for the new school year!!!



Earlier this morning I had to go to the life-drawing studio and replace a session manager who is on vacation. I worked mostly in my moleskin which also gets my creative juices going...So there you go,two creative spaces today, one in colour, one B&W!

Enjoy more at Kootoyoo- Thank you Kirsty!!!


31 comments:

Michelle said...

ooh! Pretty, both photos!

Leonie Guld said...

I love life drawing sketches!!! both photos are fantastic!!

http://woollywotnots.wordpress.com said...

Ooo two for the price of one! Lovely post. Sounds like the big clean up is very satisfying and producing great results. I love all the pencils. Love moleskins too. Lovely drawings.

Lauren said...

Oh yay, a clean up!! Looks like my daughter would love your daughter's space, pencils and all.

And *sigh* its been so long since I did some life drawing... on my list.

Lovely space this week :)

june at noon said...

We have an abundance of pencils, too, and we don't even have anyone in school at the moment!

The "walking woman" drawing reminds me of the style of a character in an animated Halloween movie I watched as a kid, and I still like those animations for their particular style.

Kylie said...

OMG! Look at all those pencils!!! What a fabulous shot. Lucy must feel like it's Christmas! Much better than the Bahamas I'd say! :) I love seeing your sketches in your book too. What is it about that? Somehow it feels more like a secret discovery maybe? Great space Annamaria! Thanks :) K

Nikki Cardigan said...

Well done for getting started on the 'big-clean-up-in August-project' and not changing the name to 'big-clean-up-in September-project'!

Amanda said...

gotta love the "big cleanup" I coudln't even trust my kiddos with such a stash...lol

What a cool drawing too..!!!!

elk said...

i quietly join in ...your pencil collection is intact

gretchenmist said...

wow ~ good that you can enjoy a task like that ~ it's a great thing when the momentum is there. she has a lovely stash of pencils.
i like your sketches. thanks too for your comment :)

M* (Melanie) said...

Oh how lovely! and I'm very jealous about the life drawing! There's nothing more satisifying than a good dose of life drawing. Lucky you!

Tania said...

Really nice sketches. Nothing like a life drawing class to get the creativity energised!

Kirsty said...

Your life drawings look great.

Lucy Bowler said...

Those pencils etc are so bright I want to jump straight into the picture! The life drawing sketches are just beautiful, I love them!

claribell said...

i love your sketches, i love doing life drawing. apart from when the model & i met eyes - eeeep!

Kate Bruning said...

This is such great inspiration - I forget how much I love doing life drawing - and strangely yoga (just not at the same time) until I see somebody else thoroughly enjoying it. I've been clearing out childrens' rooms too. The things I have found...

ArtMind said...

I love the amount of pencils your daughter has. It makes me feel normal again! :)
And your sketches are beautiful - I wish I had more drawing skills. :)

Laura said...

very exciting!

caramela said...

Thank you all so much for your entusiastic support of our 'clean-up'!!!-And your appreciation of my tiny drawings!
Annamaria

work-and-process said...

I love your etsy shop! very colorful =)
Bye
Marieke

Tweed Delights said...

I love these two pictures together - both equally satisfying!
It makes me miss 'life drawing' when I see your lovely sketches - fab :)!

chococatania said...

Both of your spaces are interesting and creative. I love your sketches!

sophie said...

It sure is amazing how much stuff gets accumulated without us even knowing! I too afraid to tackle the kid's rooms...they scare me!!
I love your drawings, you are so talented.

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lieslmade said...

I love organizing. It feels great to get things all sorted out. Quite the lovely creative space.
I really like your blog too. I'm sure I'll be back. :)

redmag said...

oh...you are an inspiration! both on the cleaning blitz and the drawing front...I always seem to get to the point where everything gets pulled out....and then get bored and have things in random boxes for weeks....

Cindy said...

nothing like a good clear out - I love the life drawing, I was never good at it :-(

Kuka said...

oooh! I love pencils! =)
Great photos!

caramela said...

Thank you, how lovely to see you here! Its a terrific morning to come and find so many nice comments!
Annamaria

Francesca said...

oh i miss life drawing so much. maybe when both my boys are at school i can find a class.

knitting sprouts said...

I do love your sorting! I do love your work too - especially, actually no - all of it