In our back yard, I have a tiny room of my own.
It's a 10ft x 12ft Tuff Shed, but my husband improved it with an
electrical outlet, drywall and a wooden floor.
It's a small space, but I pack a lot in!
(The rest of our home is clean lined, spare and contemporary.)
But here, I let fairy lights, artful clutter and a mish mash of furnishings have their way.
I couldn't do without shelves crammed with art supplies
or a hanging shelf full of mementos.
Oh and the fashion photos propped on the shelf?
They're my "models" for sketching.
(I adore bohemian fashion pix from Johnny Was, Anthropologie and Free People.)
Step on in.
To the right is a giant vase of rolled canvas and paper projects.
Along the wall waits a rolling rack of works on paper and canvas.
My art journaling desk is covered with brown paper to catch paint -
it'll soon become collage fodder.
To the left, I've managed to fit an easel and a rack - now lined with journals and sketchbooks.
I have an "inspiration wall" for pinning things I love.
My desk holds books and mags that inspire, my writing journal
and 3 art journals in current rotation.
I keep a "gratitude jar" beside the books on my desk.
Inside are tiny rolled up notes of beautiful things
that have happened since the first of the year.
(It's getting full already!!)
I made this portfolio for Misty Mawn's on line class, Full Circle.
Coolest idea ever me thinks.
The cover was inspired by a photo I'd pinned to my inspiration wall weeks ago.
See how things manifest?
(I'm hoping the Flora Bowley card I pinned there
will result in being able to attend an art retreat with her soon . . . they sell out so fast!