Thursday, July 14

Where Bloggers Create III

I love my art room.
Sometimes I call it my studio to sound professional, it's actually our dining room.
I needed an art room much more than a formal dining room. 

A place I can go to forget the stress of the day & get lost in a whole other world.
 Sometimes I dream of having a 'real studio'.
A big room, separate from the rest of the house.
But for now my room is perfect.
 It's in the center of the house, close to the kitchen & living room.
 I can play with my toys while the kids play with theirs.

With 3 little ones, I get my art fix when I can.
But my favorite, most creative time of day is early morning before anyone is awake.
 My head is clear & the house is silent.
 I can, & do whittle away hours looking thru my drawers,
boxes ,
& suitcases
 searching for the perfect element to complete a project.
There are some pieces that are just to precious to me,
I don't think I could ever use them.
I just like to take them out & stare.
Shelves filled with gifts from sweet friends,
things I've made,



and many,
 many,

collections.


Thank you Karen for once again organizing this awesome party. Every year I look forward to poking around your studios.
So I'm off to snoop!
  Thanks for stopping by.

99 comments:

Sassy Marsha said...

Ohhhh, what a warm and cozy art room!!! I ♥ it!!! I would never leave it!!!

xxoo

Cindy Craine said...

I love it and all your wonderful creations! You have a small space like I do but we manage don't we!! I wish I could see it in person!! It's magical. :)

Gail said...

Lisa,
This is a case where size definitely doesn't matter..LOL! Your space is scrumptious! Such a wonderful collection of beauty.....thanks for sharing it.

Breana said...

I love your "studio" Lisa! I don't have my own room either just a section of our basement storage area that I have claimed as my own but it works. Love it!
Breana

Katies Rose Cottage Designs said...

Lisa ~
Your studio is wonderful!! You always have the neatest stuff to "play" with ~

xoxo
Lori

Marlene said...

What a yummy romm. I love it all your goodies. What a great sewing table. Enjoy it!
xxx
Marlene

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

Beautiful room. I especially love those bottles!

Marilou of Lulu's Lovlies and Heartful Creations said...

Great space Lisa, I just grab nooks and crannies on my house or I would never get anything done. Hugs and create happily! Marilou

Rhonda said...

Your art room is warm and cozy. We share the same thought process of taking out our collections to just stare at them.

Tammy ~ A Primitive Place said...

Love your art space!
I'm currently working on my new space.
Thanks for the inspiration.
Tam

Lovey said...

Oh Lisa! You have such a warm and cozy space/Studio. It is perfect! My space is my bedroom...but I love it too! Absolutely beautiful Lisa!

Garden Antqs Vintage said...

Wow Lisa, what an awesome space you have. So much creativity in this place.

carole brungar said...

Lisa I loved looking thru your creative space! Thanks for sharing :)

The Feathered Nest said...

Hey sweetie....you KNOW how I love your studio, and have been fortunate enough to see it in person!!! I love how you have it arranged now....with opening up the sewing space and the wonderful curtain you've hung going into the living room....but most of all I love how you've displayed your treasures and collections so you can enjoy them each and every day! Gorgeous girl, now when I come back all we are going to do is play!!!!....hugs and love, Dawn

Kathy said...

Wow could I have fun in your studio, plundering in the boxes and suitcase then playing with all your toys on the shelves. Yep, I could be very happy there. Thanks for sharing and I love your blog.
Kathy

The Cranky Queen said...

Your room is wonderful! I love the vintage feel...the different textures and the colors! Thanx for sharing, Tiffany...Visit the place sometimes...

Charlene said...

I LOVED the tour!!!! Your treasures are amazing! But, of course I already knew that. Everywhere I looked I saw more things I'd love to see more! You have such a great eye for finding treasures & using them. I dream of seeing it in person if we ever have a chance to get together again! I am visiting with Diane Cook this week & next but, maybe we can hook up after school starts.

Laurie said...

Your space is very "you", Lisa. I always loved being at my dining room table, too -- in the middle of everything!

One Charming Thing said...

Love, love, LOVE it all, Lisa! Now that I'm finally moved to our new home, I really think you should come to Oregon to help me put my studio together!

Sheila
(formerly of Halo Hill)

marie said...

I love your art room too!
It's full of treasures galore...what a wonderful space to create in!

Julia - "Vintage with Laces" said...

Hi sweetie, It was wonderful to take your studio tour again. You have a beautiful place there and I'm always thrilled to see all your fantastic treasures you create with as well as your creations and the gifts from your friends. I wish I could come play with you one day.
Have a great weekend, my friend :-)!
xoxo,
Julia

Boxwood Cottage said...

Lisa so glad to see you playing along as well!:) My how would I love to look through your fabulous shelves, drawers, boxes and suitcases filled with treasures, you have the most wonderful collections of awesome stuff to create with! I think it's perferct that your studio is centered in the house where you are always close to your little ones.
Love your art, the waxed bottles and the wall pocket nests are my faves!
Hope we'll still get that swap together one time soon which we were talking about last year lol
Sending you happy weekend wishes
xoxo~ Carola

cat lacigale said...

fabulous studio with all that stuff inside !

Tina @ TinyBear said...

LOVE your studio Lisa - You know I do. You have so much pretty stuff and everything is so inspiring. I LOVE seing all the photos from your place and can spend hours looking at everything. Love all your creations too - need to put more in that shop of yours you know..
Wishing you a wonderful day sweetie.
xo Tina

FarfallaDK said...

Oh, you have so many beautiful things!
Thanks for letting me 'visit' your wonderful studio. It has been a very inspiring visit.

Greetings from FarfallaDK

ShabbyChicShaz said...

What a beautiful, inspirational space, it is just so gorgeous. Thanks for letting me look around!

T's Daily Treasures said...

Quite morning hours are the best time of every day! You are blessed to have such a space to craft in. It is beautiful and inspiring! Have a blessed day and a wonderful weekend. Tammy

Cecile Nichols said...

Oh my, Lisa! What wonderful photos! I felt like I was spying on your personal little area! It was wonderful!!!

Thanks for sharing!

Cecile

trash talk said...

You know...it's not the size of the room that makes beautiful art, but the size of the imagination. Yours is king-sized.
I love that your kids get to play right along side of you. You're a girl after my own heart.
Deb

Vicki said...

So many gorgeous treasures and creations, Lisa. I love it. It is beautiful.

sissie said...

Hi Lisa,
Can I move in? I promise not to spend too much time in your magical room, maybe just a week or two! LOL!
I love it! It's warm, inviting and full of fairtale stuff and dreams.

I had to dismantle my work creative space because the house is for sale, so I couldn't participate this time.

I will probably spend a lot of time looking at everyone's special places.

hugs
Sissie

Claudia said...

Hi LIsa! I love your space. Taking over the dining room to make a space to create was a brilliant idea. Oh, I could spend hours there, opening drawers and boxes and looking at all your wonderful treasures.

xo
Claudia

Feathers and Flight said...

Good Morning Lisa
Your Studio is so Warm and Inviting! A perfect Place to Create! Thank You for Sharing!
Hugs
Jill
http://feathersandflight.blogspot.com/

susie said...

So happy to have a chance to see your creative space my sweet friend, it looks like the perfect place to CREATE!!! I just LOVE it & everything you have in it to help inspire you. It inspires me too. BEAUTIFUL!!!

Debbie Burkey said...

I LOVE everything in your room! So antique and beautiful. Love all your collections, especially the old photos and small cracked photo button. I, too have a collection/obsession with all these things too. Wonderful decorating!

Debbie

Fran. said...

Thanks so much for sharing your Art room!! Your talent is amazing and I love your shelves with your gifts from friends and the things you made! Your supplies are pretty too!! XO Fran.

Debra said...

LOVE your space (I want that wonderful desk with all those lovely drawers!!!) Fabulous, inspiring place!!!

Jenelle said...

Love your studio!! Especially love how everything is done in neutral shades--what a great place to create!
Inspiring all kinds of ideas :)

ox
Jenelle

Petite Michelle Louise said...

it's a gorgeous creative haven lisa! j'adore! wouldn't it be fun to "Trade Spaces" for a day? You fly here...i fly there and we each create something special with ANYTHING from each other's studios??? A girl can dream. sigh...

Thespa said...

That was a lot of fun. You have some wonderful treasures there! So loved visiting you. Hugs!

Kathy said...

Just one word, FABulous!!!!!

Ido said...

This is super ultra beautiful!!! LOVE IT!!
Have a fantastic weekend!
XXX Ido

Maggie said...

Lisa, I see your name and face frequently all over blogland...nice to come peek inside your studio and DROOL over all your collections!!! My husbands office took over our dining room, too...we are constantly in the kitchen when any "dining" occurs, so it made so much more sense. Thanks for the tour, and I'd love to have you visit my space, too!

maggie
http://www.themagrag.com

Dorthe said...

Lisa, sweetie- this place of yours is the most lovely and romantic cosy spot. You have filled it with so many gorgeus things you have collected, and created- and it is a very wonderful private part of your world, in which I`m so proud to belong, thankyou dear friend.
It is a lovely piece of heaven, so inspirational , so filled with beauty, and your fantastic spirit all over , showing in your amazing creations.
I wish I -like dear Dawn- could write I had been there,with you - but next best is this visit, here.
Thank`s for the invitation, Lisa,- I enjoyed it very much,dear friend.
Love, Dorthe

Rebecca said...

Love looking at all your goodies... I missed out on the tour this year. My studio is a shambles and I am in the middle of redoing the whole thing. I have a tent in the back yard and it is going all under it so I can repaint and reorganize. So this is a good time to look at all the organized spaces and get good ideas.
I love your artwork, someday maybe we can play together... I would really love that
Blessings
Rebecca

TheFairyyellowbugQueen said...

I love your space! Especially that ribbon holder. That is a must have in my books! What a creative centre. You must have fun there I am thinking! *smiles* Norma

fairyrocks said...

Wow what a wonderful space. Gorgeous collections of inspiring supplies. Thanks for sharing. You are right, your room is perfect. I am drooling over the watches and bits. You sure have a way with the whites.
Keep smiling and creating

Sheila R said...

What a beautiful creative space. Just love how you display your lovely treasures.

Thanks for sharing your beautiful space.

melanie said...

love your art room...been here twice today...really really dreamy!
thanks for sharing...i am sure that i will be back!
melanie

Nook & Cranny said...

Your space is fantastic. I like that it is in the center of the house, near everything and everyone. I loved looking at all of your treasures, received and made.
Thanks for sharing your creative space.
Michele

Linda said...

Lisa, I think your studio is perfect, too...full of inspiration and plenty of space to spread out and work...PERFECT!

wickedfaerie said...

Very cool space. I love the bohemian feel.

Sue

MaygreenFairies said...

I always adore visiting your blog and was so excited to see your studio space and you did not dissappoint, it is GORGEOUS, so inspiring! I want to curl up on your comfy chair and chat with you and watch you create, (that's after I've rummmaged through all your lovely shelves and drawers) lol!! :-) Thank you so much for sharing. Hugs, Mandy x

Jo said...

Wow - all those beautiful mother of pearl buttons! Thanks for the tour.

Elizabeth (Blue Clear Sky) said...

A lovely art space and sometimes dining rooms just aren't necessary. I love all your trims and jewellery collection.

Gabriela said...

Just beautiful!

earthypawscreatures said...

Your studio is wonderful! I really love that big wooden desk you pictured, it looks like it is great to work on :) your treasures are so beautiful! The little bird's nest under the jar is so sweet :) Thank you for sharing!

~Alli

Miss Gracie's House said...

I love your studio and *all* that is in it...mine is in my dining room too...but it's NOT supposed to be...that's where I always end up though...THANKS for sharing again...I am looking for inspiration to get organized.
Rene

cindy-stitches-n-stuff.blogspot.com said...

Hi sweet Lisa, it's been such a long time since I've visited. I love your studio in your dinning room. You will probably never like it anywhere else. You so close to everything now.

come by for a visit and enter to win!

hugs
cindy@stitches

Miss Sandy said...

Oh my stars Lisa, there is so much to take in, wonderful collections of inspiration, oh to have those amazing supplies at your fingertips! No wonder your art is so amazing, your talent and those supplies, dreamy! Thank you for a peek into your creative space.

Sandra Kaye said...

OHH, I love your space. I need more little stuff sitting around like you. I love it all. Your bottles are divine. thanks for sharing. hugs--sandie

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

Hi my friend! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today! I have been thinking about you the past few days and then - voila - you stop by! Lisa, I love your studio and all of the beautiful things that you create. Just gorgeous and you should be so proud of yourself to have made it in Somerset magazine, too.

Hey, I have a request: how do you transfer images onto things? I am trying to make some altered art and would love to transfer a picture or words onto fabric or paper. Would love some professional pointers.

Have a sweeeeeeeet day!

xo
Becky

Christine Edwards said...

What a gorgeous studio, and it's wonderful that you've created it out an area that is often just a pass-through space. Your collections are amazing, and I would sit and gaze upon them for hours at a time as well. Thanks for sharing and the inspiration.

A Cottage Muse said...

Enjoyed the tour around your lovely studio!

romance-of-roses said...

This room is so perfect and cute. Mom always used to say we should make use of our hone as we need it not worry about pleasing people and she was right. I used to have a closet as my sewing room years back, have also had my sewing machine on the dining room table. What ever makes us happy that's what is important. Darling area for you.
Blessings...Lu

June said...

And this is where ALL the beautiful stuff comes forth! I love your art room. I remember when all the kids were home and we couldn't give up a room for my sewing so I used the closet in the nursery to have my sewing machine set up, but it always ended up on the kitchen table (which Dale didn't like) Now it seems backwards that I have a whole room to myself now.
But isn't it great that once we are done playing with our toys we can leave them out and yet we make our little ones put theirs away?
sending hugs your way...

vicki said...

Sweet Lisa- your studio is dreamy- it's perfect- sits so YOU! Your collections of notions and treasures are so beautifully displayed-- I could lose myself in every singlenpicture that you have here! It really is wonderful to see the place where you work your creative magic- makes me appreciate your wonderful talents all the more.

The only thing missing in this fabulous room are those adorable precious babes!! Happy Week to you Lisa- I've loved seeing your special place--
Vicki

Cheryl De Beer said...

Ahh what a lovely space you have -it is just too beautiful. I love the little shoes and your bottles are awesome!
Cheryl

Terri said...

What a fan-tab-ulous space! Those altered bottles are outstanding. TFS!!!

About Vintage French Hen said...

No wonder you always have beautiful goodies on your blog! It all starts in your fabulous creative room. I love it all! Marcia

CATHY said...

I love your art room too! Such a lovely inviting room. I could definitely play in there for a few days! I like how you showed your Stampingon magazine along with the actual art - congrats on being published! Cheers.

Cami @ Creating Myself said...

I love your art room in the center of your house! It's not only convenient but it's kinda symbolic too. ;) And it is so you, Lisa...I'd have been able to pick your studio out w/out ever having seen it before. Let's play together soon...OK?

Kelly_Deal said...

What a wonderful place to create!
Kelly

Marie Lost Bird Studio said...

Hi Lisa,
I love your art room - it is so beautiful and cozy!!Just magical like your work.Thanks for the tour.
Have a wonderful week.
Hugs,
Marie

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

A studio beats a dining room any day!

alteredforhim said...

I lovve your art studio too! It's beautiful, so many little nooks to dig through.

Have a great day!

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

What a great creative space!! Filled with so much eye candy and inspiration!!

Thanks so much for the tour!!

Hugs,
Debbie

kluless said...

I love the way you display all your treasures and that your art room is in the center of house where you can be with your family. It is a very lovely and inspiring space!

Valery said...

Wow! I'm loving all of your vintage treasures and wish I could look through them in real life. You have some amazing finds. Thanks for sharing your studio!

Lovey said...

Lisa, I just had to come back!!

Preemie Donna said...

Lisa,
Love the "dinning room" I can't imagine how you do what you do with three kids but I have an idea with just my one little fire ant.

BECKY said...

Absolutely awesome! What a great space! Love seeing some of your stash, too! I need to increase the size of mine...need more to pull from!
Thanks for sharing with us again!
Blessings,
Becky

Diana said...

Your studio is always an inspiration to me. I love it.
It is simply beautiful. I hope you have time to come and see mine.
Thanks for sharing your wonderful room.

Donna said...

I love your crafting area, it's filled with wonderful things!!!

Beth said...

Lisa, you have such a fabulous creative space! I love all of the vintage pieces hanging about your studio and all of that fresh beautiful white! Thank you so much for taking the time to share it with us!
Hugs,
Beth P

Ella said...

I agree a studio trumps the dining room, always...lol
Thanks for sharing; I love your space~
I need to work on mine! I borrow the dining room all the time as my space, because of the great light. My space is a tiny room above the garage. I'm inspired to redo it~ Thanks for sharing!xXx

Laura @ 52 FLEA said...

I could move right in! Loved looking at all the little bits and bobs and lovely creations in your creative space! :)

Plush Possum Studio said...

Fascinating look at your world!
Your blog's a beauty.
Rose

Shopgirl said...

I am in love! Your art room is amazing. Like others, I would stay there most of the time. Looking at all the little treasures that inspire your creativity was really a adventure. Happy summer, Mary

Karen Valentine said...

Well holy cox... I finally made it over here!! It was worth the wait as I knew it would be my friend. It is such a perfect reflection of you as an artist, and I love looking at all your wonderful treasures. Thank you again for sharing your beautiful room with us for yet another year!
xo,
Karen

Pinkdilla said...

Super pretty! I need to get my collections out on display in my workspace too! I love the banner over your sewing table, that is a great idea to hang something close to the ceiling, I will definitely try this!

Lynette Killam said...

Just lovely, Lisa! You've created a charming - and practical - oasis in the middle of the house...what a brilliant use of a dining room that would sit unused most of the time otherwise!

Your artwork is beautiful, and I really enjoyed seeing your collcections...I too, like to have mine all around me for inspiration...:)

thanks for having me in!

Lurena Sheary Williamson said...

All I can say it pure HEAVEN!!! Love it!

Creative Grammie said...

You've created a very warm and inspiring place to do your artwork. Thank you for sharing your space and thanks for sharing your artwork.
I've enjoyed my visit with you.

Tamatha said...

What a beautiful room! If I could get away with it, I would repurpose my dining room--we've never eaten in it! I love the pictures of all your treasures and knowing that you like to just sit and look at them. I do that too and feel guilty that I'm "wasting" time, but it's so relaxing!
Thank you for the tour!

Storybook Woods said...

Oh can I come play, please? What a fun space, filled with soo many goodies. I bet you rarely leave your room xoxo Clarice

Magic Gypsy said...

What a cozy studio with so many delightful collections and lovely art work! Thank you for sharing!

Mary said...

What an adorable and inspirational room. Love it! I had planned to join the party but.....I over stuffed my craft closet until it burst at the seams and spewed wool and homespun and baskets and cans of spray paint all over the place. I've opted to spend my time in the pool over cleaning and organizing, LOL. It's scary in there. ;o)

Lynnae said...

Wow! There is no end to the treasures in that room. I especially love your collection of vintage music pages and covers. They are so beautiful! Thanks for sharing.