Thursday, February 21, 2013

Happy Place and Giveaway

My art room is small and it's jam packed with everything I love.
I'll admit,I have often imagined a huge workshop with tons of space and light.
But since I started years ago,working from my dining room table
 I feel blessed to now have this small happy place I call my studio.
I was recently asked about space...
So I thought I'd take you along for a little tour...

This is where I normally sit and work on some jewelry..


It's a bit cramped,but it's nice having all my tools within arms reach...


This is where I sew...my favorite spot because I love having the window open and listening to the pool fountain and bird music outside..
I wish you could see my beautiful Underwood Typewriter on the left...it's covered with some vintage photos so it's hard to see...


On the other wall I have my counter...full of paints and glues and paper and kits and artbits...geez..when did I gather so much stuff...


Can you see the lovely Artbits from Paper Whimsy...oh dear..I'm in love with her wood goodies...


Now can you tell what my favorite tool is by looking at these photos?
huh?
guess again?
yup.
The label maker.
heehee..
I label everything..
even found this old photo of Wolfie...

Hubby says I have a problem..
I don't know what he's talking about.
heehee.

Now it's time for a Giveawy!!

I am offering two mini tins that are currently in Belle Armoire. These little treats measure approx 2" x 2" and they are just puuuuurfect for hiding away little treasures!
Just leave me a comment here
and I will pick two winners
on March 8th.



"Long ago God drew a circle in the sand exactly around the spot where you are standing right now. You were never not coming here. This was never not going to happen.” — Elizabeth Gilbert

Here's to making every minute count,

41 comments:

Lupe Meter said...

Yay, first to post a comment for a change! Beautiful tins!!! I want one! lol Love, love, love your studio!

Cynthia@Ornamental Style said...

It's a fantastic space and so organized as I can attest because I've seen in it person. I can't believe you labelled Wolfie. Too funny!

Its All About Creating said...

Oh yes, please! Count me in your generous giveaway. I would love two mini tins. I enjoyed your studio photos. So organized and a wonderful space. I like how you have your paints stored in the open squares of the shelving and some of your tools are conveniently hanging. I'm in awe.

Kimberly said...

I love seeing your space and it's so wonderfully organized. Maybe mine will look better in sepia tones!
I actually have to maintain two studios, kind of crazy it is.
Sweet giveaway you've got going. One can't have too many tins can they?
xo

Christine said...

The tins are adorable. Is there anything you cannot do??

Beckie Holso said...

I knew I liked you! Looks like we have a similar organizational style... http://artbeckons.blogspot.com/2011/01/catching-up-on-past-six-months.html

Thanks for sharing =)

Sherri Knapp said...

Cat, i love your space, if only i could be so organized. Everything you do is beautiful.

Love, Sherri

Dede said...

WOW! You are so organized! Everything is in a spot. Is it the little label maker that makes you so organized? If it is, I am going to go buy me two. It looks so awesome! Kudos to your organization!

(((HUGS)))

Karen Ouellette said...

Loved seeing your wonderful art space Cat ~ would LOVE to win one of your fabulous tins!!

Stacy said...

Those are adorable! Thank you so much for the giveaway.

Katalina Jewelry said...

Your studio space may be small in size but its huge in organization! Seems like a wonderful place to create!

Love the tins, Cat!

Mary Mac said...

Cat, Thanks for the tour of your studio. No you don't have a problem because if you did then so do I. Your studio is so well organized. The tins are so sweet, I would decorate with beads and then store some of my many beads in them.

Terry F said...

Oh my gosh you are so organized!!!! I have a big mess that I can not seem to get in order. Nothing wrong with having a label on everything - now you know where to find it...ok the dog, you should remember his name.
I loved the picture of you and your Mom now and then in your last blog.

D Fritz said...

Wow..such a great space and I only wish I could be as organized. The tins are sweet and I am hoping I am picked.

Nan Nix said...

Oh...those tins!!! I'm in LOVE with those tins! May I just say I'm SO excited to see you'll be offering another workshop!!! YAY!

shelley said...

this is a perfect post...i too have a very small studio...crammed full...not as organized...yet...this is the perfect nudge that i've needed to get in my studio and do some organizing and LABEL, LABEL, LABEL...i too have a label maker...use it some and i see i need to use it a lot more...thanks in a big way for the inspiration to get labeled!!! and the opportunity to win a lovely tin...play well...

Rachael Hardison said...

These tins are really pretty! thanks for the giveaway :)

rlahardison at gmail dot com

Dorthe said...

Dear Cat, you have the most wonderful and organised little wonderful spot to create in- I see so many beautiful creations from you, and also things around in your room that I love, as the angel, the qoutes on your wall, the family photoes-your dress form, and ofcourse all the gorgeous materials of which I can only see a few ,lol-but know are there...
This is a happy place I can tell, and where I could relax and be inspired ,too.
Hugs
Dorthe

MoonRae said...

My husband wants to know if you want to come live with us for a while and MAKE me straighten up my studio hehehe!! He is tired of "Bead Butt"
yea, I bead in bed sometimes and he wakes up with the little suckers stuck to him....
Love the little tins!!

Sharon

Createology said...

I came to visit from seeing the small photo of your creative space. I adore how you are organized and are able to create amazing pieces in your space. Congratulations for being published. Your give is a true bonus. Lovely little tins. Happy Hearts are Creative Hearts...

Liz said...

I enjoyed the tour. Love the box.

stampgram said...

Loved the tour...what I would give for all that space. I think I have about the same amount of stuff crammed into an 8 by 9 space. lol.

sharon said...

Your space is amazing Cat! I am super jealous...hehe..!! I guess it's a longshot since I just won something from you recently, but I can't resist a chance for those adorable tines! Thanks for your generosity!

yoborobo said...

OH MY GOSH - you are so organized! I really do need to tape a picture of your work space in front of me, so I will clean up my little work cubbie. Lovely light coming in from that window. :)) xox

Jackie said...

Such cute tins, Cat. Thanks for another chance to win one of your treasures! Jackie

Francy said...

would love to come over and *play* with all those yummy goodies :o)

Christine said...

Love your studio tour - it's not cramped, it's cozy! I'll have to pick up a copy of Belle Amoire - I love your jewelry tins!!

A Magical Whimsy said...

Your studio is amazing. Most of my art making goodies are in computer sized boxes waiting to be sorted through and put in order by fabric and lace, colors and favorites. It is a huge under taking but I know it will all come together at some point.
You are an inspiration and it is a joy to be able to view your blog.
And thank you for a chance for the sweet tins which were highlighted in Belle Armoire.
Thank you so very much!
Teresa in California
http://amagicalwhimsy.blogspot.com/
tscat@sbcglobal.net

Cindy Cima said...

Great shelves - I love your work space! Those tins are wonderful!

khess136 said...

Wow! That is one wonderful Happy Place!! And just think of all the fun you'll have in your new "retirement!"
Your tins are so precious and I thank you for a chance to win one.
xoxo
Karen

brigitte said...

your studio is amazing. it looks so organized. thanks for the chance to win one of your lovely tins.

Chris said...

Cat, I LOVE your studio~~so much fun stuff and it's all so organized looking! I want to explore all the bins! :-) Thank you for the chance to win an amazing tin. Have a blessed weekend!!!

ShesArtsyFartsy said...

Thanks for sharing your studio pictures with us. It looks awesome. You have your space very well organized. It is amazing what you can do with a small area and you have done a wonderful job. I hope I win the give away. It would be a wonderful Birthday gift since my Birthday is March 8th.

Sugar Lump Studios said...

A lovely place to create indeed. Loved seeing your space and where your gorgeous creations are made.

HUGS!
Nancy

Donna K. said...

Wish my workspace was so organized!

Domestic Diva said...

Lovely! Thanks for the chance.

Gill said...

What a lovely giveaway - can I join in from the UK???

Lee Hynes said...

Those little tins look amazing! I followed a link here,am going to have a good look around.I see we are in some of the same groups.

Patsy Paterno said...

This is really a happy place! Delightful!
Patsy from
HeARTworks

Kyla said...

Stash organisation, the equivalent of the search for the golden fleece in the art world! No matter how many boxes and bags we sort stuff into we still have stash left over! :-)
Kyla

CraftyHope said...

What a really beautiful space it is. I love that you have everything so very organized (and LABELED) I own a label-maker (or two) but am not actually sure where they are at present. My craftroom is a mess of things thrown about willy nilly. I'd love to have the neatness to mine that yours has. A girl can dream! :)