Wednesday, September 2, 2009

My creative space- finally there!!!

Almost a whole month 's work to get there. On the way to fixing this space I had to rearrange most of the house. But now peace has come. I admitt I feel a little disoriented but that will be corrected soon I am sure. I have an acrylic waiting to be worked on because I suddenly realised the figure needs to go. Simplicity has to reign here as well. About a year ago my work was much more about telling a story, now I see how I am becoming more of a 'shape and color- maker'...

Do you see the Ikea beauties? Lucy's first bed has returned to its first state (with the sides up) and its waiting for some pillows (in my head still). The table which is perfect for my extra large drawings, was on sale for sixty-nine dollars when I got this idea of moving! The easle, garage sale, the chest of drawers I picked up on the street left for free...

Well, my original desk I have already mentioned was ten dollars, garage sale, the chair, five dollars,garage sale,

another Ikea desk and chair, and last but not least,


the ugliest but most comfortable chair ever, disguised in inherited beauties. Lucy asked: mommy do you ever buy anything not in a garage sale? LOL- am I terrible then?





My old studio has become a much needed storage and laundry/ ironing room.



I hope I can keep up a routine that will keep the house/home fresh, neat and welcoming.

I had to rethink alot during this month. I found great inpiration here.

A new season has begun!

Now I will go and say hello to some lovely friends at Kootoyoo here.



21 comments:

Tammy James said...

What a great space! Beautiful.

Amanda said...

Perfect space for creating..Rock on Ikea!!! :)

Michelle said...

Your studio looks absolutely amazing! All that hard work was definitely worth it.

Aussie-waffler said...

What a fabulous and airy studio. I can only *sigh* and dream of turning my creative nook into an entire studio.

Kylie said...

Oh Annamaria - it's fabulous!! Good on you! So much hard work and it's really paid off. I just love it. Looking forward to seeing all your new inspiration pieces! :) Kylie x

Kirsty said...

Your space looks very fresh (& big too). Job well done.

Kate said...

Great, light space. Hooray for the garage sale! Where would we be without them?

kellie said...

Oh, how lovely. Great work. You must feel so inspired!

june at noon said...

Wow, what a beautiful, inviting space. I can only imagine how creative you must feel in it!

Teresa p said...

That does look like a comfy chair. Good disguise :)

ArtMind said...

Wow, can I turn a bit lime for your very spacious and lovley light looking workspace? Amazing! I'm sure you'll be hard at work there very soon! :)

gretchenmist said...

congrats on finishing it up ~ it looks great. love your new table and the way you've set it all up.
happy new space :)

M* (Melanie) said...

Wow. You are so lucky to have such a great space. The light coming from the window is beautiful too. So inspiring and warm

And no, you're not bad for buying at garage sales. I bet your daughter will be just as good at it when she is older!

Sherrin said...

Wow! Your space is amazing... and HUGE! Lucky you! :o) Enjoy your space now it's clean and sorted.

yardage girl said...

Wow - what a fab space to work in - you are very lucky! I am an ikea fan too - what would we do without them!

Woollywotnots said...

Looks so wonderful and inspiring, Annamaria. Well done you on all your hard work. I love the Ikea goodies.

elk said...

so new and fresh...i know it was a lot of hard work and vision for what you wanted and needed1

i am a garage sale lady as well...

Amanda Nicole said...

Your new space is huge! And I love the flooring. It's going to be very inspirational, I think!

littlebird said...

He He i am laughing at the thought of your daughter asking about you buying things in garage sales.
( i ask myself that sometimes too!)

Nikki Cardigan said...

What an AWESOME space. The mixture of old and new, your memories and other's memories, and on display and hidden is perfect.

Liesl said...

What a great space! It looks so big and bright. Wishing you lots of creativity in it. :)