Monday, June 14, 2010

2nd annual "Where bloggers create" blog hop

karen valentine, of My desert cottage, is hosting a blog party, "where bloggers create". it's a big blog hop, where everyone shows off their creative working areas. you don't have to have a big studio - it's about you and your environment and how you make it work for your needs. if you go to her link, you can see all the bloggers that are participating in the right hand column. have fun looking at all that inspiration!

My art is infused all over the house. i have a little spot in my room where i make jewelry. My bedroom is my sanctuary. it is part art, part gypsy, with a big fluffy bed with lots of pillows and decoupaged (by me!) little lights/lanterns that hang over the canopy. To keep the jewelry mess from impending into my sanctuary, i put up a rattan screen to hide it. this way if i am relaxing in bed, i'm not looking at my computer or stuff i didn't put away.

I also have a small studio across from my bedroom where i do painting, mixed media and mosaics. (this use to be dillon's room til he moved to the basement). it is a small, narrow room with a low ceiling, but it is a perfect art space. the finches live in that room sitting in front of the window in their vintage bird cage on top of a dresser i found on the side of the road.

i also have a section downstairs where i do my sewing and where i host workshops. i have stenciled and handpainted many of my walls, closet doors, my bathroom and more. my house is mostly decorated with flea market/vintage /thrift store finds. it is eclectic, interesting and fun. the most common thing i hear about my house is how comfortable it is. it is inviting and soothing. it represents my outlook on life.

so you see, my creative environment is all around me. i did a little video, which i thought might be easier than scrolling through all my photos! however, all my photo "stills" can be found here on flickr.


  1. Kecia how great is this video. So many wonderful things to see...have fun at the mermaid event I would just love that. xoxo Laura

  2. Kecia what a fabulous video. The perfect way to showcase your creative spaces. I saw something that brought back childhood memories - the fabric circle clowns!!

  3. What a great space! A very creative video too!
    Queen Bee Studio

  4. Hi Kecia, it's only taken me 2 days to finally, get to Love your creative space. Love your mint green sewing machine. Your stairs are fabulous. So, enjoyed my visit with you today and always. Enjoy the rest of the party.

  5. Geeezz Kecia,
    I knew that you would be surrounded by such happy and inspirational objects!! I can just feel the love that flows from everthing that your eye catches!! You have done an outstanding job of all of your decopodge projects....of course the stairs and the dressers are fabulous!!
    Thank you for sharing and inspiring me to surround myself with goodies that make me smile!
    I hope Tucker feels better soon and you can all relax just a bit! Happy Weekend!!
    Love and hugs xOxO Nerina

  6. Uplifting and inspirational ... just like you!
    Loved the video and soundtrack ... but I'm heading over to take a close-up look of the still shots ... thanks for letting into your corner of this big creative world!


    ps...I see handmade faire is coming up ... i think I'll ask Beth if she wants to do it this year ... not sure if you know, or I may be wrong ... but I think you are advertising the wrong date on your blog?? I don't want anyone to miss ya1

  7. Wow, I just thoroughly enjoyed that! What a wonderful creative space you have. Someday my house will look...similar. You not only have a mannequin you mave mannequins, I believe, and I love all of the cool things you have for storage. Most of all I love your stairs, which look like you dcoupaged yourself. So very cool! I love the angel santos as well.

    Some day, come and take a peek at my daughter and my blog. It is three months old and not really just about our jewelry. I love paper crafting...she loves a million other things like vintage fashion. We were not in any shape to photograph but I am loving the tours. I wish our disorganization looked half as beautiful. someday...


  8. What a wonderfully creative space!

    I adore your storage solutions. They have inspired me.

  9. Hey Kecia, great video and of course your creative environment is amazing...thanks for letting me take a peek. Gotta be honest I was dying to see up those steps during class last year...jut as awesome as I imagined.

  10. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE IT! I love everything so I really cannot comment on any one thing. Everything is so beautiful and thank you for the closeups of all your supplies, etc, so lovely! Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful, inspiring space with us! Great idea to do the video! :)

  11. Thank you for sharing your wonderful creative space. It looks like SO MUCH FUN! I love all the boxes - jewelry boxes, cigar boxes, sewing baskets - oh my! I love boxes. When I see them I MUST open them. Must be some kind of Pandora thing -LOL! Loved your video. I think that was the perfect choice.

  12. Oh! And I forgot to mention the stairs - love those stairs! I need to go Mod Podge something....

  13. Thank you so much for joining the party! I had to watch that video several times to see it all!! There were so many wonderful things to look at!
    My Desert Cottage

  14. Great video ...very creative and such a creative space too do do all that your heart desires..thanks so much for sharing.

  15. Lemoncholy I LOVE your video! Your studio is so amazing! I saw your name on the list and had to stop and see. Gosh, everything is so fun here. I have missed my visits with your flights of fancy. Sweet Dreams and Blessings too! Eden

  16. I think I could move right in and feel right at home! Thank you so much for sharing.

  17. Oh, your studio space/home is a delight! It just invites one to come in and visit..perhaps create something fun..or just poke around and appreciate all the goodies. I so enjoyed my visit..thanks for having me over!


  18. Great video tour and stunning studio! Love those stairs and the silver tea pot full of scissors is an adorable touch. Thank you for sharing your creative haven.

  19. Lots of fun details to take in! Really like the decoupaged stairs and the cool green sewing machine. Your boho bracelets have so many great textures and colors - really pretty! :D


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