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Thursday, July 21, 2016

Where Bloggers Create 2016 ♥


So happy to be participating again this year in the
Where Bloggers Create blog party

Welcome to Vintage Sparrow Studio
I'll show you around my little creative  sanctuary ♥
I always seem to have something growing or rooting along my window sills
{avocado pits have been a favourite for years as we eat so many avocados}

My vintage metal drawers were found and gifted to me by my son.
In my favourite colour green ~ the drawers hold all my stamps and stamping inks.
Photos I've taken of the Sparrows in our garden can be found throughout.
And the sweetest little "love notes" by grandsons hands.
When you become a Grandmother
you are blessed with lots of art work & I have it displayed throughout  ♥
Everything in my studio 
has been found at
garage sales * our local animal shelter store * or curb side freebies
My Clair  Murray hand hooked runner was a lucky garage sale find!
I love to combine my Art with favourite quotes and my weavings
This is one of my favourites ...
With lots of woodland walk treasures added ...
skeleton leaves ... feathers ... pinecones ... dried flowers...acorns ...

Feathers found on walks come home with me
studio chandelier
A recently painted canvas brush roll
old vintage drawers found curbside now hold excess bottles of paint
a new painting on the easel
an old variety store "chip rack" holds small pieces of art
jam jars with garden flowers sit on my art table
cards ♥
another fun garage sale find was my store magazine rack
which now holds magazines I've been published in
my "Narnia" like art cupboard
which holds paper, books, canvas, paints, brushes, markers, pencils etc
a well loved suitcase holds my wool
loved brushes
favourite pens
sparrows ... always sparrows ♥
keeping my loved ones near
a gift from my children 1992
I love nests of all kinds & create these from snips of left over wool
some stitchery
a hand made journal
studio sign
old printers tray
lots of journals
watercolours
a portrait I painted of my daughter Kate on her graduation
magazine love
thrilled to have my Art on the front cover of
The Coloring Studio
some of my gift bags
these book shelves get changed around quite a bit :-)
and Archer the sweetest little studio dog ever!

Thanks so much for stopping by.
Thank you Karen  for hosting Where Bloggers Create again this year !!

14 comments:

Marlynne said...

Sure enjoyed your art work and happy studio!

Denise said...

WOW :D I love all I see. Wonderful artwork and art room.I can tell it's a joy for You.Continued blessings-Denise

Judys Lace Creations said...

Thank you for opening your studio this year. You have a sweet space, and it looks calm and organised. How clever of you to have your art work featured.If you draw it is hard to have a tidy space, but you have done it well..I am even messier when I draw than when I sew.We are right in the middle of renovations this year, so i haven't participated, but perhaps I might, as my room is next door to the bathroom reno's. It's where I retread when the mess gets too much.
I tried to follow but the link didn't let me this time.I'll come back later and try again.
Cheers
Judy

Deb said...

Thank you Marlynne for stopping by ♥

Deb said...

Thank you so much Denise ♥

Deb said...

Thank you for stopping by Judy ♥

Diana Seal said...

Hi Deb, glad you decided to share your space!
Congrats on making the cover page!!!
Your art work is very impressive, love your gift bags, you are one talented Lady!
Thanks for sharing!
Have a great weekend!
Diana

Debbie-Dabble Blog and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

What a great space!! Love the color of the walls. And your art work is charming!! Thanks so much for sharing!!
Hugs,
Deb

Deb said...

Thank you so much Diana for stopping by & your kind words ♥

Deb said...

Thank you for stopping by Deb.
The wall colour is a lovely salmon shade & feels like a little jewel box while painting in the evening ♥

Cathy said...

Very pretty creative space! You have lots of great ideas for organization and display too. Thank you for the tour!
Cathy

sage and spirit said...

What a beautiful and inspirational studio you have! I especially love the grandson's artwork and your beloved Archer watching over everything.
x

Deb said...

thanks for stopping by Cathy ♥

Deb said...

thanks so much Julie ♥