Tuesday, April 28, 2009

The Scholar

Monday started off just right with the arrival of this little guy in the mail. He is the work of artist Sue Shipley of Wovenlight on P.E.I. I found him in her Artfire shop along with her great flower note cards. I think he's very wise looking as owls should be and will be good company for me in the studio. He must have an excellent pedigree as well coming from "The Island" as I did!

Friday, April 17, 2009

Twigs and Turquoise

No need to compromise! Made myself a little sumpin' with twigs and that lovely color of turquoise. Had made the twig frame last year and let it dry, thoroughly as it turns out. The cotton tape was hanging around waiting for a project too. Frame is very light and suitable for tootsie resting. Heavier frames in progress for resting backsides! I hade the good fortune of getting a supply of cotton tape from a fabric outlet on P.E.I. a couple of years ago and you know your gonna find a use for stuff like that some day right. So if you see a bargain and you're not sure what it's for just yet, don't pass it up. If you buy it, the project will come to you...........eventually. Feel the need to go rest my feet now.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

The Inspiration

Lately the days have been spent researching and planning for the renos. Plans fluctuate frequently! The lovely picture is the little getaway of artist Elaine Van Berkel that was featured in the Spring 2008 Cottage Style issue of Canadian Home and Country magazine. I love the bright light, the perky color accents and the rustic chandelier. A very inviting place for anyone to create what they love. This is a great inspiration for my little studio space. Picture twig furniture instead of the turquoise chairs ( although I love them) and add in bright colored handwoven baskets. I found some colors I like from Benjamin Moore so will visit our local dealer Mr. Paint. I even like the sound of the colors "potpourri green" and "blue lake". It's beautiful in my head. Paint a studio in your mind and let me know what you think. Can't wait to get started! We could really use a spring this year!