Saturday, March 15, 2008

The Artist's Mess (challenge)

I honestly can not believe what I am about to might want to brace yourself along with me! I was at Julie Molina's blog last night and she challenged everybody who stopped by to post pics of their "artist's mess" studios. EEK!!! I had planned to act like I didn't read it but another artist friend messaged me and I said I am not allowed to ignore Julie's challenge! Why does it feel as if I am about to bare my soul for the world to see? I can't decide if I'm more afraid of showing my mess or sharing my space. This little spot has been my sanctuary, a place of healing, growth, self discovery, and the place where many of my dreams were born. ...oh, it is definately my favorite spot in my house!
Here is goes....
Cropped? Who cropped what??? hehe... Yes, that is my work desk that has no room to actually create a project on it! That is where old books converted into "lap desks" come in handy!

I can deal with exposing my studio in tiny peeks like this :

A few of my all time favorite antique photos! That enchanting little shadowbox pin was created and gifted to me by Angela Hoffmann.

Would you like a piece of lamp candy? Go ahead take one!

But the messy part...gasp...

a BIG JUMBO THANK YOU to Cheryl at Rosey Posey Confections for showing me this little link trick!


eve crowe said...

Good for you! I know EXACTLY how you feel because I couldn't believe I was showing a photo of MY space.

Your space is as beautiful and magical as I imagined. I can see that you do indeed have a magic work bench that you use to make your delightful pieces. I wish I could see more detail because it looks like you have beautiful stuff on that table!
Hooray for Debrina. It's not 'messy' it's a place where work happens.

Julie Brill Molina said...

Woooo! Good for you! I wish I could make the picture bigger so I could browse through all your cool stuff!

The lamp candy looks good enough to eat! I want I want I want!

Hooray for taking the challenge! I'm so so glad you have a blog now!

DeBRiNa PRaTT said...

Thanks Theresa and Julie!!! I will try to figure out how to make the pic clickable to view larger.

Tootie said...

You are a brave soul to show your studio table! I had to spend a whole afternoon organizing mine a few weeks ago. I could have used a snow shovel to clear the piles of stuff off of it! Remember a messy table is a sign of uninhibited creativity!

Gina2424 said...

DeBRiNa - I can't believe you have a blog! It is just as beautiful as everything else! I will be sure to link it on my blog!

suze said...

Hey, it looks pretty normal to me. I guess I need to cough up a messy (true) photo of my studio. I just cleared off my work table but it only takes about an hour to mess it up again.
Thanks for stopping by my blog.
You don't have to do anything, it's automatic when we click on the photo. It just gets big.

Angela Hoffmann said...

oh YAY!! you have entered blog wonderful! I will add you to my list! and what a suprise to see the little shadow box i made for you....that was cool! Your creative area looks like home....i bet 98% of the artist that visit can say the same...i try to clean and it lasts the day that i don't soon as i hit the art table it is covered in minutes!...but i LOVE that~ thank you for sharing and hugs!

kecia said...

Welcome to Blogland! it is fun,addicting and such a warm and supportive enviroment! kudos to you,

barbara burkard said... are a brave soul...i could NEVER show my maybe in a week or so! (or as soon as the weather warms a mine is in the basement and it's sooo cold...down there! i just keep heaving stuff in there...and leave quickly...

twinkleshabbystar said...

Oh thank you for letting us take a sneak peek! Trust me you are NOT the only one who has a messy work space. I have stuff all over my desk and floor. LOL!!! It's such a sweet treat to see where you whimsical and dreamy creations comes to life. :)))

vivian said...

Ha! ♪♫ what a beautiful mess your in!♪♫

Susie Scott said...

Hi Debrina,
Love your Blog!
Thanks for sharing your work, pictures and encouragement.
With warm regards,

DeBRiNa PRaTT said...

Thank you all for stopping by and commenting! I'm so glad to know I am not alone and others create in pure chaos too!

I appreciate everyone taking the time to comment and share your thoughts! I loved reading them!!!


Lori said...

Debrina, i think your work space looks wonderful:) i hope you know how lucky you are to be able to have things all over the place...i have to create in the kitchen or dining room and all supplies HAVE to be put away or the bad kitties will take off with whatever catches their fancy...i hope someday to have a little work space of my own where i can just close the door and leave everything OUT and ready to be used!!!

Miss.Maddie's said...

So this is where the fairies take flight? I'll have to tell them I saw where they came from when I say goodnight!

Healing Expressions said...

Hey My friend...Well I took up the challenge if you'd like to peek! I can't believe it did it either!

DeBRiNa PRaTT said...

Thank you for stopping by and taking a peek miss.maddie, Lori and Lani!

mrsmorris said...

Blogland just became a much prettier place! And fairies don't have to be tidy, only magical.

Erin Earls said...

Just found you, and I Really like your blog! The things you make are wonderful, and your topper it just the cutest.
Love Erin~

Kristin Hubick said...

Thanks for your comments Debrina! I've added you to my blog! Your studio space looks so colorful and fun - just like your work!!! I'm going right now to straighten up as I just came home from an antique store and Hobby Lobby with lots of bags. When I get more stuff I feel the need to straighten up first - like I can't just bring things into the mess :). Talk to you later!

Tami R. said...

I'm so excited to see a part of your little world where you make magic happen! I'm so glad I found your blog!
Tami R.

Contessa Kris said...

Ohhh, mess or no mess, I would love to be creating in there! So inspiring with color!

kim hesson said...

i love that you are sharing your space! i know my space is a personal thing and it is very hard to share it as a whole! not sure i could do it unless it was all cleaned up! so thanks for sharing a piece of you with us!

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Susan said...

I'm so heartened by your space :) whew!

Thanks for sharing