Typical..!!!! I have one really good nights sleep to set me up for the rest of the week, which leaves me wide awake at 2 in the morn...I've had a hot bath, warm drink, soothing music, counted sheep, read a book...everything you are supposed to do.
I've now resigned my self and given up.!!
So here I am blogging. At the moment I am snowed under with new workshops, new designs, top secret projects, samples, magazine articles and you name it, I'm stacked out with it. But tonight in the studio, I hit a bit of a wall and sat gazing round. Then it occurred to me that many of you have never seen the place where I do all my creating. Now I would love to spend hours tidying it all up and making it look posh, but that ain't never going to frikkin happen, not even in a month of Sundays.!! It is actually due for a serious move around (planned in the next month) so without further ado, here it is warts and all. Sorry about the quality of some of the photos, I've misplaced my camera charger and so having to use my iPhone..!!!
You gain access through the shop. The boards on the right are empty of samples, ready to take to the show.
The door to the studio
My collection of mismatched icons..wouldn't you like a turquoise sparkly statue of Our Lady.
lol, I have tons of brushes to store.
and even more...
stains and colour wash
Stains, Perfect Pearl Mists and Colour wash
Blank notebooks and journals
All my Ranger aprons
Vintage book collection
The Faraway Tree wall
Recycled Welsh Dresser
which holds samples
My Mad Hatter creations
The way back into the shop
shelves full of 7gypsies
The last customer who asked for a refund...!!
multi medium and Glossy Accents
Gesso, Dylusions paints and Claudine Helmuth Studio Line.
Dylusions spray inks
Tim Holtz stamps
All in number order
gel pens, Karisma pencils, journaling pens
class supplies of ink pads
Kelly Rae girlie
More Kelly Rae and tons of jars
My treasured shelves of knick knacks. My Dad made the shelves for me. And it its a treasure its sat on there.
My beloved Red or Dead wedges.
Black halo, postcards, magnet, key ring, Starbucks cards, stone heart, mint tin.
Orla Kiely mug, antique teaspoons, Buddha, wooden dice, back end of a dog...
Buddha, cards, postcards, Tim tag, jar of hopes , angel cards, crystals, tiara
Basket of new idea-ology
New Art Parts
To make samples box
Adirondack dye re inkers
Well that's given you a glimpse into my world, but that's only part of it, I will continue tomorrow with the 2nd half of the tour. There might also be a giveaway, courtesy of Ranger, up for grabs. I only said "might"...you'll have to come back to see, won't you...lol