As promised, I have some answers to questions about my studio! I've had some emails about my creating area as featured in Where Women Create Magazine. I thought it'd probably be easiest to just answer them here.
This exploding birdcage is actually covering up a window. Let me back up a minute, my studio is in our unfinished basement of our older home. The windows were one thing I wanted to cover up...creatively. So this exploding birdcage covers one.
There are 150 or so pink envelopes flying out of the birdcage. They are fictiously addressed...with some of my fav. imaginary names, streets and towns. For example: Bijorn Bijoux, Penelope Talbot, etc. just pure fun and giggly names. I like funny words. The inspiration for this birdcage originated from our local Anthropologie store. They had an even bigger arch of envelopes and it was so cool to me. So this is my smaller version!
This window (and another one, not shown) have vintage piano paper roll curtains. They were draped over a rod.
I hot glued them a bit here and there to get the rolls just right. Also added a bit of off white lace and a doily for interest.
So, they cover the windows and are subtle, and yet interesting when they catch your eye.
Another question was about my desk. This is a lace tablecloth that's just been tacked around the side of the table and tied off to the side. Sassy's idea...of course. :) She was such a help when I was needing some ideas! So it covers things up a bit...that ugly area of cords and stuff behind the desk. And the desk isn't a desk, it a table I painted and aged a long time ago. I like the open area underneath.
I gotta show you a fabulous Sabrina Ward Harrison giclee and journal I got recently from Papaya. The energy of these rich colors is really great. It doesn't match anything in my studio....but perhaps I'll be slowly changing that.
I've hung some dyed ribbons over that window ... they look better in person. Just wanted something colorful there! Her gorgeous journal is here in the background. The colors! Gaaaa!
We're still getting to know each other at this point, so we shall see.