...a place to illuminate one's creative potential.

Friday, July 20, 2012

My Spot

Welcome to the place where I spend time being creative!
What do I do here?  
I am a mixed media artist, stitcher, painter, scrap booker, 
stamper, quilter, all around crafter, decorator, etc.  
That is of course, when I am not teaching high school science.
 It also serves as my lesson planning/grading papers space! 
(Which also requires a lot creative thinking!)
A formal living room turned into a creative space.
Who needs three living areas dedicated to a couch and a TV?

This room houses everything I love to do.
 It is my spot, my haven, my happy place.
It is quite funny that "my spot" has also become my 18 year old daughter's spot as well.
Humm, wonder who she takes after?
I have everything I need... TV, fireplace, work table.  
Work table with room enough for friends, tall enough to stand at or cut fabric on,  and eat dinner on!
Storage underneath...love suitcases for storage.
More cute storage in the telephone booth.
Antique English telephone booth turned into TV cabinet 20 years ago.
One of my favorite things!
A favorite piece of furniture holding a few more of my favorite things.
My husband made this hutch for me 20 years ago!
My vintage lunch box collection is great storage for all kinds of supplies.

Mason jars are fun for storage!
I am thinking I like old clocks... maybe a new collection.

Test Tube Rack.... can you tell I am a science teacher?
This corner of the room houses paper craft stuff.
Don't know what I would do with out a real paper cutter!

Those trays and boxes are just spruced up with scraping booking supplies!

Corner cupboard for painting supplies.
The bottom has all my ASCP cans and waxes in it.
Old letter box turned sewing scissor keeper.
Easy access to the sewing machine and thread. 

Of course, a cute place to display some handiwork!

I use that hair dryer drying paint more often than I use one for drying my hair!
Best way I have found to keep ribbon... and be cute.

This corner is where I sit and cross stitch (and watch TV).
I have those supplies on the lowers selves of this bakers rack.
 I also have a magnifying light attached to the rack that I pull over to the chair.

These cardboard magazine boxes have been my #1 viewed post this year.
Just paper and embellishments from the scrap booking section at Michael's!

Rubber stamp storage.
My husband sure is handy with wood!
That little couch makes for great afternoon naps!
I have a fire going on chilly, rainy, winter afternoons.

That other room back there, its the office.  I am still close to the computer for blogging.
(It used to be the dining room!)  Both rooms are next to the kitchen.

This room:

Makes me smile.
Energizes me.
Calms my nerves.
Fits my personality.
Allows me to be the true me.
Illuminates my creative potential.
Bonds mother and daughter.
Is cheaper than a therapist's office.

This room...Its my spot!

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  1. Wow, wish I had this much room for all my stuff. Love the way you have every thing stored.

  2. Swoon! I totally love your spot!!! I want to come play at your house. What an awesome space!