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Description of work space:
I love to paint! So, usually I am painting on every surface available... tables, floors, and even walls (with newspaper and lots of painters tape!) I have a creative space in every room of our little home :). And, I'm usually competing for space with my 4 year old daughter... so it gets pretty messy around here! My favorite feature is my dining room table... it's the biggest, tallest, cleanest space to spread out the works! And I can usually get away with leaving a mess there for a few days before I can't stand it anymore. Cleaning up is saved for last, but is my favorite part... right below making new messes in freshly cleaned surfaces! Fun! Oh, so fun!
My must have is good light! I love painting outside when the weather is good. And, I really love painting in the
If you could change one thing in your creative space, besides the size, what would it be?
If I could change one thing about my space it would be to add more light, bigger surfaces, and better storage. I love to day-dream through catalogs to get storage ideas…
Please describe your dream creative space.
Eventually I will move the whole operation to the upstairs bedroom… it's a bright, white, airy environment that breeds creativity. Right now the carpet is not fun to work on, so this room is our bedroom. All I would need to do is rip out the carpet, lay down some pine, knock some dormers and skylights in and the dream space would be ready for me!
Describe any tips you are dying to share:
If you have kids make your materials as safe as you can. I tossed all my paint that contained lead and other highly toxic minerals. Yep, read your labels!
Organizing Tip: Sort by color/material/texture…
Describe what inspirational items you keep in your creative space:
Quote: "Go confidently in the direction of your dreams! Live the life you've imagined" Thoreau
Books: All creative books and magazines…especially detailed research articles in Living and also artist studio snaps from Home Companion.
Describe your creative process in your creative space:
My process is all about the inspiration! Then I think of ways to use it... I draw/think of colors, paint, cut, & assemble.
Do you start in one location and move to another? I move a lot…see all my surfaces, they are always full… I like to work in circles...
Do you do all your crafts in one spot? My supplies are usually all over…right now they are MOSTLY in the basement… but I always come up for fresh air to paint big batches.
Is there anything else you would like to share?
I am a packrat, I save everything and anything that inspires me. It helps to keep everything really organized and know what you have. I try to keep a clean and clutter free work space too, so when the whim strikes I can whip up something fun!
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Help me celebrate fuzfrenzy's third Etsy anniversary with a free squid! Head on over to my blog and leave a comment with an email address for me to contact you to get you your free squid. You only have until the end of September to request your free squid and I'll have to limit it to one per person. I'll be making them custom so have your color choices ready!Let the squidding begin!Tweet
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What a beautiful brass cuff, Heidi! Check out her shop to see more period inspired pieces...
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by Sarah from Creative Sundries
Tam Helmin of XO Handworks says that she'll be exploring metalworking techniques, "including etching, texturing, shaping and patinas -- especially during a weekend creative retreat at a friend's home outside of
She also plans for organize her home business spaces: "As my business has grown, it's gradually taken over many areas throughout the house. It's time to step back, look at what space I need and get it organized. The first step was a new shelving unit in the garage to hold extra shipping supplies (and getting rid of the unused exercise equipment that had been abandoned in that space). This easy project made such a big difference, I'm energized to keep going :)." Tam says that she will also be building up her inventory! She explains, "All the items left from the spring shows have been or will be listed on Etsy this summer -- this fall's shows will have all new products!"
Kelly Newcomer's creations will be venturing out into Uptown on their own! She says, "I plan to hang some new paintings at the Dunn Brothers Coffee shop down the street from my house (
Kelly Barto of Kellybot and PequenoPequeno says, "My crafting plans for this summer include taking a painting class. I'm not very good, but I'm learning a lot about mixing colors, composition and painting techniques. I hope that this will help bring a more artistic flair to my crafts."
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You Go Girl Soaps' Stacie Branson has had a huge sale this summer. She explains, "I am getting rid of a lot of products that I have made so that I can refocus on my main fragrance lines. I love to create new bath treats and put them on Etsy, it's so fun. However, I am realizing that I need to stick with what I am good at and what sells well. Look for my new bath and beauty products to debut in the Fall."
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Thursday, June 19, 2008
One of the regular feature columns in The Storque is "Etsy Finds". This time they are focusing on Gardeners.
TeamMN is pleased to note that the Wine Bottle Ginkgo Leaf by our own, Brian, of WesternArtGlass, was one of the main highlighted pieces!
Leaves made out of old beer bottles, who'da thunk it? Brian recycles many different types of glass into unique one of a kind pieces. Just check out his shop to see more...
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