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Friday, April 07, 2006

studio friday: {real} or {imagined}

photo copyright by ed elvidge truth be told, i have no view from my studio. it is windowless. it is actually a 10'x9.5' corner of the mechanical room of our basement. but i like to imagine that i am back in maine (where this photo was taken) and see this view from my mental window. i have been to this very spot many times before. and each time i revisit this place in my mind's eye, i feel nothing but sheer bliss. what was once a rough-framed, lifeless corner of our mechanical room is now a real, functional creative space. my very own studio. i thought i would not like not having windows, as i so enjoy working in natural light. but, i find that it really is not that bad after all.

my studio is lit with electric lamps placed strategically around my work areas. i have filled my space with things that i love. i purposely surrounded myself with things i find beautiful and useful. and things that offer inspiration...

whenever i step into this corner of the basement, i am astonished by all the stuff that i have amassed over time. but then that is quickly replaced by an overriding sense of pride and joy. mainely because i have created something unique and real for myself. Posted by Picasa

18 Comments:

  • At 4/07/2006 03:20:00 AM, Blogger Tongue in Cheek Antiques said…

    Oh my, what a treasure trove of creative energy, who needs a view when you have this surrounding you! Wonderful fun it must be!

     
  • At 4/07/2006 06:50:00 AM, Blogger firstborn studio said…

    what a fabulous,cozy,wonderful view of art supplies you have to inspire you...i love it!

     
  • At 4/07/2006 08:23:00 AM, Blogger andrea said…

    Wow, you have so many amazing treasures here, i wouldnt be looking outside AT ALL! You have a great view!
    a.

     
  • At 4/07/2006 08:24:00 AM, Blogger JUST ME said…

    mary ann,,,

    I agree with Denises comment up above First born studio... I know her she is awesome.... You have a fabulous studio girlfriend....

    love, angie wangie

     
  • At 4/07/2006 08:55:00 AM, Blogger Strong Enough said…

    Wow, there is no need for a window. You have endless amount of time.

     
  • At 4/07/2006 09:39:00 AM, Anonymous jen said…

    Oh how I'd love to just sit down on that stool and finger through all your goodies! I know I'd find good stuff.

     
  • At 4/07/2006 10:25:00 AM, Blogger Going For Greatness said…

    I love your space! It's a great view! You sure have found a creative way to get lots of things in your space!
    I have a history in Maine too. We have a summer home in Kennebunk at Goose Rocks Beach. And it's sheer bliss!!
    ~ Gabi

     
  • At 4/07/2006 10:39:00 AM, Anonymous naomi said…

    Love both views. I can relate to the windowless studio. Mine is windowless as well and I thought I'd feel so trapped in there but I love it. It's really quite cozy.

     
  • At 4/07/2006 10:41:00 AM, Blogger BonnieRose said…

    love your maine view.. and omg.. ur studio rocks.. looks so cozy.. ur blessed to have that... i love it!

     
  • At 4/07/2006 11:00:00 AM, Blogger Vee said…

    your studio is awesome
    so many suoplies
    who needs a window with wonderful supplies like this
    :)

     
  • At 4/07/2006 11:23:00 AM, Blogger Native Canadian said…

    You have carved a place of charm and warmth in which to create. I like your studio! :)

     
  • At 4/07/2006 12:38:00 PM, Blogger Going For Greatness said…

    Ahh... dreams of Maine in Spring and Summer fill my senses with such brighness! I have many photos of our years and years at Goose Rocks Beach and I look forward to, each year, making new memories with my own little girls. Maine is magical. It truly is.
    I have bookmarked your blog so that I can keep in touch and share little tid-bits with you about the place we both love so much! There's no magic like going out on a whale watch boat and seeing the most breathtaking view of the whales breaching and blowing mist from their blow holes! The sight of a lobster village is unlike anything I have seen ANYWHERE else on earth! The salty sea breeze as you stand and watch the sun rise over the ocean. The stinky reminder that it's low-tide, the hustle and bustle of tourist season and the lull of the New England Winters that seem to just never end........... I LOVE IT ALL!
    Wow.. thanks for bringing me there again (if only in my memories!)
    ~ Gabi

     
  • At 4/07/2006 01:23:00 PM, Blogger becky said…

    I love your space! And I love the view you go to in your mind! Looks like a peaceful place!

     
  • At 4/07/2006 02:22:00 PM, Blogger Tracy said…

    Look at all your goodies! You can hang up that pic you love and enjoy your studio space - what fun!

     
  • At 4/07/2006 07:01:00 PM, Blogger Lisa Marie said…

    What a great area you've created! The Maine image is beautiful, too. :)

     
  • At 4/08/2006 02:18:00 AM, Anonymous Janine said…

    Such a wonderful space you have there!!

     
  • At 4/09/2006 11:42:00 AM, Blogger Ellen said…

    Your studio views are similar to what I see when I walk into my studio. You created a wonderful haven for your creativity!

     
  • At 4/12/2006 01:39:00 AM, Blogger madretz said…

    Love your creative space. Bursting with so much energy, it's awesome!
    I spy those Technique Tuesday punctuation acrylic stamps on your desk. I'm envious...I had them in my hand, decided to put them back and regretted it as soon as I got home. Now they are sold out.
    Such a fun fun fun room you have!

     

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