Thursday, 7 June 2018

I did it....

...and I'm so glad.  I got back into the studio this week, and I'm loving it.  While the results are not press-worthy, they were most definitely fun!


I started in the journal with a spread that was already near-completed on the right hand side, adding some crackle stamp on the left.


Some additions of paper scraps and a fun foam gear added some colour.


By the time I added some text and more scraps, things were looking up.  The repetition of the text on the left with the tag in the pocket on the right seemed to tie it all together.


My studio is now looking more like home since I added paintings from my nearest and dearest to the walls, along with my own artwork, and installed some tables and chairs.


I'm excited about the thought of having friends/students in for some major play time.


And in spite of all that crazy purging I did, there seems to be a plethora of supplies with which to play...can't imagine how that happened!  😉


I'm hoping that in spite of the usual move-in kinks I'm back in the groove of regular creating again.  Wish me luck, and tell me what you're up to in the comments below!  

24 comments:

  1. It looks like you have a wonderful space to play and create in Win. And, you are off to a good start!

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    1. Thanks, Val - I suspect I'm going to love this space and get as much use from it as I did the last one! ;-)

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  2. For sure I wish you luck dear Win. But, me think, you already have some luck: your studio is splendid; and I'm sure it will be perfect for you and your huge creativity! Bravo for your installation!

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    1. Thanks, Sim - I'm excited to be back working in the studio, and expect great things from The Muse!

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  3. So glad to see you've settled in Winning. If I ever make it over to Cranbrook to visit my brother I'd love to come and play. No lottery win yet though so not imminent lol.

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    1. I'll keep my fingers crossed for you, Sarah - would love to see you here at play!

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  4. Hi Win, fun is all that matters! I have to say that journal page looks great and you obviously had fun with that it's so full of detail. Have a great weekend, Angela xXx

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    1. Thanks, Angela...it was fun to be getting back into the groove of creating, and I know that's just going to keep on growing.

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  5. So glad you're shaping your space, Win! When you've had the upheaval of a move, starting to feel at home and getting your fingers dirty again feels so good :)

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    1. Oh you are absolutely right, Tracy, as you well know given your recent ginormous move from Australia to Great Britain! It feels just awesome!

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  6. I wish you LUCK dear Win Dinn! The studio looks absolutely fantastic! Great that you have time now again for making art - I love the red/black / white pages ---- stunning design !
    Happy weekend and thank you for always reading and commenting all my posts! You are just wonderful!

    Big hugs,
    Susi

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    1. Many thanks, Susi, and great to see you here. I so much enjoy connecting with you in the blogosphere and having this creative connection. Massive hugs, my friend!

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  7. Love the layout of your new studio, Win - it looks light and airy with everything at hand. The black/white/red colourway in your project is very bold and striking. I always find I'm full of creative energy after not doing much for a while so be prepared to explode with creativity! Thanks for all your visits! xx

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    1. I' most certainly looking forward to a surge of creative energy after being in hiatus for such a while. It's fabulous to have the move done, and a place to play!

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  8. You're back and with a fabulous new space to work your magic, a dream room for a wonderful artist. I am so happy for you and wish you many, many fun and beautiful projects...like the one you started off with.
    A thousand happy blessings in you new home and studio my friend.

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    1. So many thanks, Deann - it's wonderful to be getting settled in such a lovely home and into the creative groove again. I can hardly wait to mix media it all up to the max. :D

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  9. You have a great space there ! I am very pleased you enjoyed getting back into crafting. I love your spread ! The red, black and white work really well together !
    Corrie x

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    1. Thanks, Corrie - that was a fun spread to do, and in one of my favourite colour combos. It's great to be back working in a studio again.

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  10. What a great studio. May you have many years of creative joy in your new space!

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    1. It's a wonderful space, Lynne - thanks for stopping by to comment!

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  11. Ahhhh Home sweet art studio-right?! I am amazed you are all set up already! You are fast girlfriend! I so wish we were closer so that I could come play with you!
    What a wonderful space and sooooo bright!! I love that- I must tell Riley we need more light in the artbarn!!
    We are getting ready to visit in Ca for a week with my son and his girl. Been putting together a "plethora" of art supplies to take to her! Wait till Riley lifts the suitcase! LMAO !!
    Happy to see you creating again sending hugs
    Jackie xoxo

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    1. Jackie, I would SO love you to be able to come for a play date. Listen, California's 'just' south of us - why not stop on your way home! Giggling at the thought of Riley lifting that art supply suitcase for your daughter-in-law; she's going to love it, and he's not! :D Huge hugs, my friend!

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  12. I am glad you have settled down, Win. I LOVE your studio. The paintings of your dearests decorate the studio beautifully.
    And your page is fabulous. The white-black-and red combination is a favorite one. Hugs, my friend.

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    1. The studio's great, Mia, and I'm happy to be settling in our new home. Thanks for the kudos on the page - I'm such a fan of black, white and red!

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