Art, Creativity, Photography, Travel, Writing

Last year I gave up the space in which I’d been creating on and off over the last 5 years and recently acquired a new space. As we’ve had the builders in over the last month I haven’t been able to make my space into exactly how I envisage it. It needs a new coat of paint on the walls and pine cupboards, and maybe a change of curtains wouldn’t go amiss but there’s plenty of time for that. Many of my books and supplies are still packed up in boxes in the garage as are most of my treasured ornaments so think of it as a work-in-progress.

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At least my treasured curved glass fronted cupboard survived the move from one foreign country to another as did the wonderful chest of drawers which belonged to my father. I can’t find the key to the small triangular corner cupboard although I was sure I put it in a safe place …. and the beautiful glass picture based on a painting by Klimt fell over and cracked in several places.

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But I’m happy here. Two large windows mean that plenty of light comes into the room but from a Feng Shui point of view the west-facing window is bad news if you are using the room to work in so I might have to do something about that. I’ve chosen to place my desk under the north-facing window. The door is in the wrong place and I’m short on wall space so the books will have go somewhere else.

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From the windows to the north I can just see the sea. There is a row of vines at the bottom of the garden and 2 fig trees, a pomegranate, an apricot, a persimmon, an almond, a lemon and 2 tangerine trees in the garden. The garden, or rather the large patch of bare earth, is a canvas still to be planted but for the time being we watch what each new season will bring us. And yes, oh bliss, there is a pool for those long hot lazy days of summer.

Behind me,to the south west lies a ridge of mountains.

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Being away for 3 months at the beginning of the year it’s been hard to do much creating but here are a few pieces.

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My Desert Cottage
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Comments on: "Where bloggers create – my space" (27)

  1. What a great space you have. I love the beautiful curved glass cupboard. Your view is gorgeous and your art is wonderful. Thank you so much for sharing. The room is going to be so inspirational ! I wish you a great WBC Party !

    Blessings to you,
    Wilma, Shabby Royale.

  2. Teah Barrow said:

    I love your view out your window. Not sure I would get much done though. I love your cabinet in the first picture. I imagine you have lots of treasures hidden in there. Than you for sharing with all of us!

  3. Thanks for sharing your great space… Having the BIG window with all the natural light annd the view is amazing… So awesome to have your own space. Your work is great…

  4. I love your cabinetry!

  5. A studio with a view, WoW, how lucky can you get!!! Such a beautiful place!
    Thanks for sharing!

  6. Beautiful studio! Your art pieces a very pretty! Thanks for sharing with us♥

  7. You have a wonderful view! Love the multi drawer cabinet so much!!!
    Halle #58

  8. I just moved myself so I feel your pain about not having everything where you want or not being able to find things. You have a beautiful room and your view is amazing. I wish you many happy and healthy years of creativity in this space. Thanks for sharing.

  9. Your space is wonderful and after you give it your creative touch and have had a little time living in it and using it . . . well, it will reflect your personality more and more. I love your view, that is worth a million dollars . . . so lovely. I am also happy that you showed us some of your work. I’m very impressed.
    Have a happy week.
    Connie 🙂

  10. Congrats on your new space. Any light is good light, to me! Your studio and property are lovely. That chest of drawers is magnificent. Enjoy the pool! Thanks for sharing.

  11. Debbie stertz said:

    A room with a view. Spectacular, your furniture is gorgeous. It is fun to try to figure out where the artists live. You have me stumped!

  12. This space is incredible. And the view is to die for. I love all your collages and mixed media art. You may have not been able to unpack in time for the party, but the furniture and the artwork more than make up for it.

  13. What a great space and magnificent views. thanks so much for sharing. Karen.x

  14. Lovely, lovely, lovely!

  15. Wow, I would never get any work done with those views, so blessed to be near the sea. I love the tall cabinet full of drawers. Your work is so vibrant and colorful! I agree a studio needs to evolve over time and I am not sure it is ever done but that is part of the fun of the creative process. Enjoy settling in and thank your for a lovely tour.

  16. Your views are amazing! I love your studio space with so much storage!

  17. Thank you so much for sharing your studio and your lovely art. I hope you will link up again next year so we can see all the changes you will be making!! My favorite piece in your studio is that tall card catalog. It is divine!!

  18. What a lovely room with a beautiful view! I love the piece of furniture with all the drawers. Love it! And your desk looks identical to my childhood desk. Thanks for sharing.

  19. Al that light is wonderful! I love my studio but it is in the basement so not a lot of that good natural light. Thanks for sharing!

  20. creativehomeexpressions said:

    I think you’re off to a great start! You’ve got some great pieces of furniture to put to work in here. I love that multi-drawered piece. And any space with natural light is a plus in my book!

  21. What a wonderful space.
    It will be great I’m sure when you are done the light is so nice.
    Laura

  22. Jann Olson said:

    What an amazing artist you are! Love the beautiful view of the sea and that cabinet with all of the small components is fabulous! Thanks for sharing.
    hugs,
    Jann

  23. I love the wooden chest of drawers. I wouldn’t mind having one like that for myself, smaller, shallower drawers are much better then deep ones to store smaller items. The glass cabinets is lovely too, truly beautiful as well as useful. You have beautiful views out of your windows too.
    Thank you for sharing your work and your work space.

  24. Thanks for sharing your creative space with us.
    Your view is amazing and relaxing I am most positive of that.
    Michele

  25. Gorgeous space, and by the sea as well. sigh, just perfect. Thanks for sharing, love your sentimental and antique pieces. Keep smiling and creating.

  26. Thanks for sharing. I think I would spend all my time gazing out at the pool!

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