Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Creative Space


I am usually the last to catch up on reading a new good book and this is one of them. In her book, Where Women Create, Jo Packum interviews and photographs the creative spaces of 26 different women. The creative spaces in the book are sure to imspire and vary from small nooks to large rooms. After reading the book I have informed my family that henceforth my creative space would be called the studio...... instead of the study... now I need to commence creating !

Here are a couple of shots of my STUDIO


You can see in the first shot the studio houses my piano from childhood and my books and momentos. The second photo is shot to show the opposite side of my room ... the desk was my moms. Bad lighting today... the walls are much lighter .... all in all it is a work in progress, but a great place for this woman to create.






24 comments:

Deb said...

Where Women Create is one of my favourite books. Your studio space looks amazing! I love the bookshelves and your desk.

andrea said...

I think you "studio" should of already been in that magazine...its stunning as is!!!!

Sigh...I wanna come over and sit with you in your lovely home!

Tina Smith said...

Hi Diana! I added you to my blog page...your just a click away...LOL! Now for your "Creative Space"...I love it, I'll tell you what I love, the little white slipcovered chair, the white ceramics on the top shelf, that framed bulletin board and the great window (view) you have a great space to "create"...Tina

capello said...

nice studio.

i need a studio. badly. with a door to keep out little hands that five finger discount.

and?

rock chalk jayhawk.

My Marrakech said...

What a very beautiful place your studio is! Lucky, lucky:-)

And thank you so much for coming to visit me on my blog. I so appreciate your vote for me for the Bloggies. I need all the help I can get:-)

AnnieElf said...

This is the second time I have seen this book mentioned. Considering the soon to happen resurrection of my own workspace, this looks like it might be a valuable investmetn.

Cindy said...

I love that book too. Your studio is beautiful. I love those slipcovered chairs.

Paris Parfait said...

Such a beautiful space! I want to visit. And we have some of the same pottery. Where Women Create is one of my favourite books. I stare at the photos and wonder when will I ever have a true space of my own, where I can shut the door and no one bothers me. I am so tempted to take over the second bedroom, but then where would guests sleep - okay, making it a creative space would be a good excuse not to have overnight guests, but where would our children sleep (my daughter and David's daughter and son who visit)? xo

tongue in cheek said...

What a desk!! What light! What space!! Can I come over with y crayons and create with you?

Mary Jane said...

Just beautiful......you have an elegant studio...hugs

FarmgirlCyn said...

I especially love the white ironstone on the bookcase, and the frou-frou ruffley chair. Your "studio" is beautiful!

smilnsigh said...

Thank you so much, for this peek into your studio. I so love to see how people do their homes. We can always be inspired, by others.

'MN'

Cindy said...

I tagged you on my blog today. No pressure if you don't want to do it.

Rhoda said...

Diana, I'm new to blogging & still finding new places to visit. Yours has just been added to my favorites & I can't wait to look around. Love your studio! Please come and visit me too!

Rhoda
Southern Hospitality
http://southernhospitality-rhoda.blogspot.com/

oneblueegg said...

ummmmmmmmmmmm??? I felt like I had commented this post of yours days ago? yet I look and look and find it not here??? I love this space, & I'll say it again, your home is so darn pretty D! all of it, I want to thank you again and again for your support and friendship, that comment yesterday re: my stinky habit helps me more then you'll know...I'm on day 5! :) those darn things really really do work! XOXOXOXOXO!

Dawn-Hydrangea Home said...

I also love that book - and refer back to it often! Your studio is gorgeous - It belongs in Where Women Create!

Chasity said...

and yes! now you must create!!! beautiful beautiful space. :)

Naturegirl said...

Thank you for sharing these photos of your private room and for the name of this wonderful book I am sure to get.
lovely space here!:)NG

Jen said...

It's just perfectly lovely. I love your desk and how wonderful that it has such sentimental value. I have a baby grand piano too but yours looks so much lovelier in your spot. Glad your enjoyment of that book inspired you. Love your STUDIO! Jen

LisaOceandreamer said...

I came here through another blog to see your studio space. First of all I MUST get that book and secondly I think you just may have THE dream space! My studio is a small spare bedroom and I tell you if I had this gorgeous space I think I'd be inspired ALL the time!

Kim - ScrapToMyLu said...

I have that Creating book. I love it. Your studio could be in there. That desk took my breath away! Amazing.

Andrea said...

I've been meaning to ask you what color is this...I want to paint my dining room this color and I love it. Can you tell me brand and name?
thanks hon,
a.

Susie Q said...

Your studio is just amazingly beautiful! The light, the color, the decorating...just like what I have found here on your blog...inspiration!
Thank you!

Warmly,
Sue

Anonymous said...

Jo has just released a magazine w/ the same name. SO FUN!

H.