Friday, June 18, 2010


I would like to share with you where I do most of my creating and also share with you my very latest creation. First I must thank Karen from for hosting this blog party, "Where Bloggers Create" and add that I can't wait to visit where others create as well. I truly planned to get my space organized but while down in my space I chose to create something instead, that happens alot to me!!! I create in our basement area. We turned two bedrooms into one very large closet and one office. This is my office space, I have things spread out in this area. This is where alot of my paper ephemera STuff is.... This ara is the very large closet I spoke about. My hubby made shelves that go along each wall in the room. The boxes you see are mostly gallon water jug boxes. I like the narrow shape to them and I can line them right up and fill them with all my goodies.
This is more shelving...more Stuff.
This is just more boxes.
This area is the livingroom area, this is actually a bar that I work on. I love the heigth, I prefer to stand when creating and the bar is just perfect. You can see my tea cup there, I am never without my tea while creating. (good thing I don't drink what's behind the bar, I would never get anything done)
I hope you enjoyed my creative area. I will be moving out of the livingroom area soon. As soon as we have our town wide yard sale (after cleaning out our closet room) I will be moving everything into that one area. Hubby will have to build me a bar heigth work station though. He can then have back his man room after 4 years.
This is my very latest creation (remember I didn't get my space straightened around for the blog party, I made something instead)
This is a collage made from a hard book cover so it can stand up alone. This lovely measures a large 11 1/2" x 17".
I covered the inside of the book cover with a file folder grunged with inks. You will find some of the following; a picture, torn material, coffee stained antique doily, coffee stained organiza bag with a tag of roses made from a vintage greeting card with glitter in the bag. The organiza bag is tied with stain dyed vintage lace. Cardstock checkered paper, pieces of brown paperbags, dictionary page, cutouts of flowers, bird and a cutout of antique advertisments from a vintage book, paper doily, finally more vintage lace and the frame of an antique photo card.
This collage I have named "THE COURAGE TO LOVE AGAIN"
I look forward to making more of these collaged stand alone hard book covers.
I thank you for stopping by to have a look at where I love to create. And I do LOve to create. I can't wait to visit other creative spaces.
Michele & Minyele


zandra said...

It is so nice to have a place of our own. Brings such a smile to your face. ;o) So, enjoyed my visit with you. Enjoy the rest of the party.

Queen Bee said...

Loved seeing your creative space! Your altered book is terrific!
Queen Bee Studio

luverlie said...

Luv the fact that you recycle boxes for your storage. The art project is fantastic. More re-purposing in such a chic way. Great job. tfs

Barbara Jean said...

Love those milk jug boxes. They are perfect!!
Lots of fun stuff there to create with.

Stand up to create?
My feel would kill me! =)


barbara jean

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

What a wonderfully creative space!

I adore your storage solutions. They have inspired me.

Liz said...

Lovely! What a great space to be! Your book is darling!


kluless said...

I love that you use the BAR as your work surface. Not everyone would think of that but I bet the height is just perfect. Very creative! Thank you so much for sharing.

Kelly Lish said...

So nice to now be following you! Your blog looks like a lovely and fun place to visit!

Magpie's Mumblings said...

Thank you for inviting us. Your collage is wonderful - I never seem to be able to make them look 'right'.

Cindy Geilmann - TSFL Coach said...

Hi, it's nice to meet you. The color you have going on with your boarder is one of my favorite colors. I love the fall. I absolutely love your altered book. I need to try my hand at that.


Karen Valentine said...

Well no wonder you didn't get things cleaned up! You had your priorities straight! You collage piece is so lovely. If I was inspired to make something like that I would have made the same choice! Thank you so much for sharing it all with us!
My Desert Cottage

Terri said...

So nice to have a space dedicated to where we create! Looks like you have a tone of supplies to make what ever your heart desires. Thanks for sharing it all with us!

donnaj said...

thanks for sharing your space~it's great to have a place to call your own!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

That bar works out great ~ I find I stand a lot when I'm crafting, too. I just get so into what I'm doing I forget to sit down!

Miss Sandy said...

What a beautiful collage! Thank you for sharing your art and your creative haven.

Lynnae said...

Your collage is very pretty. I like it. It's interesting that you like to stand while working. I usually sit but when I'm really concentrating I find that I've stood up somewhere along the line. The tall table is a good idea.
Thanks for sharing.

Connie Eyberg Originals said...

Enjoyed seeing your photos of your space. I could use a large closet with lots of shelves! Really like your altered book! Connie

Renee said...

great storage ideas and labeled so you know where things are.

Your book is great

Scrapping With Sherry said...

I really love your work. very talented at collage! Thanks for sharing with me.

BTW~ I am having a giveaway to celebrate the 30 day anniversary of my blog... Yes, only 30 days! I would love it if you would come by and visit at Hope to see you there~ Sherry

Anonymous said...

Love your blog banner - so many cool antiques in the photo! Clever to use the bar as your workspace and cute to see the cup of tea there. :D

Your collage piece is lovely. Such a great idea to use the book itself to make it stand.