Friday, July 24, 2009

My Place to Create

Karen at My Desert Cottage is hosting a party today!!! The theme is Where Women Create! I visited Karen's blog this morning. OH MY!!! Her studio is a dream! It's a work of art! I am a guest at Karen's party. So, I agreed to post a photo of my creative space. Well, the place where I go to hold court with the muse is very humble. My art work is always created on my screened back porch at this tiny table. Now, the art supplies are stored (using that word loosely) in a hutch in my home office. But, this spot is where I look over the yard, the pool, the decks, and nature. From the sky, the water, the flora, and the fauna the muse appears. I love all of God's creation. Butterflies and flowers are two of my favorite inspirations. Now that Autumn is slowly approaching, frisky squirrels and amber leaves will probably be appearing on my ATC's. The other pic is of a side deck that is usually filled with flowers in Spring. Right now the pygmy palms have the stage. When I need to take a break and mull over the right quote or embellishment to add, I step out to the glider and let my mind go free with uncensored ideas. Where do you go to create? It doesn't have to be a "studio" in the ordinary sense. It's any place that you feel at home with your pen, paper, art supplies, thrift finds, or inspiring reads.


Terri said...

I'm embracing your place where you create. So serene. Enjoy the party!

Coralie Cederna Johnson said...

Like you, it's all about the view for me as I create. Whether that view is indoors or out, I love having a sense of peace and wonder as I spend time in my work & play room. Thanks so much for sharing!

Lynn Stevens said...

What could be more inspirational than nature!!! Love it

Anonymous said...

Hey Chickadee!
What a wonderful place to create with nature!!
Big mermaid hugs


zandra said...

So glad you joined the party so I could find you! Thanks, for sharing. Hugz, Z

Jan (J.T.) Thomason said...

you have a great view - isn't that wonderful? i have a great view, also, as my studio is full of windows and we live on a ranch. just nature - and all of our rescue dogs! it's wonderful.

i am so glad i visited your "studio"!
jan thomason

Sophee-a Laroo Bijoux and Sheri too said...

Outdoors is the best...your mind can wander fee.

I do my most my an old wooden rocker that I drag all over the house~LOL

Kathy at Shocking Pink Thread said...

What better place to create than to be at a wee table gazing on the work of the great Creator. How much more inspiring could a spot be? I also liked the part of your description of unshelved words that says poetry may "shatter the silence" of another. Wow. Thank you for sharing your studio. ~Kathy

Southern Lady's Vintage said...

Wonderfully serene!! Create on!!

Brynwood Needleworks said...

Thanks for posting for the "tour" today. I've joined your followers, so I'll be back. Hope you get a chance to stop in to visit me, too!

Claudia said...

I can see why you choose to create gazing at nature all around you! alo

Rebecca said...

It's all about the VIEW my friend. If I could look over my yard or tiny, tiny garden while I paint or sew I WOULD!

Blessed you are to have nature at your fingertips. Thank you sooo much for sharing!


Kara Ward said...

What a perfect retreat! Mind, soul, and creative spirit!

Carolyn said...

Oooh Marilyn - your creative space is a dream ! What could be more perfect - than outside with mother nature as inspiration !!
Love the birdcage ? on your table too ! ;o)
Have a wonderful weekend - i hope the weather isn`t too dull for you !


Michelle (Shell) May said...

How inspirational and beautiful!
bunny hugs,

Natasha said...

It's wonderful to see you get such inspiration from the outdoors! What a beautifully creative space you live in! It is a pleasure to make your acquaintance at this lovely event; please do stop by for a visit soon!

Enjoy the party!

Warm Wishes,


Caleen said...

Creating can happen anywhere if you allow your heart to be open to it.. I love your place. Thank you for sharing. Love your bottle cap pin cushions too. Thank you .. Happy Creating.

~Becca~Bluebird Rose said...

What an inspiring place to create!!I didn't get my studio photographed for this event, but I am having a giveaway on my blog this weekend for "Christmas in July". Stop by if you like PINK! :)

Paradise Blog Design said...

Love the serenity!

Karen Valentine said...

How wonderful for you to be able to create sitting among the beauty of nature. I so would if I could but it's just to hot here. I had to giggle when you said autumn was slowly approaching. We still have 3 more months of 100 degrees or higher!
Thank you so much for coming to my party. You've really helped make it a wonderful success!

My Desert Cottage

Queen of Dreamsz said...


Yes, you are so right...anyplace that inspires you should be where you go to create! Thanks so much partying with us!! What fun this is..I'm still making the rounds.

When you have a moment please stop by to see my "studio in progress". I've just recently moved into our home and I've been remodeling for going on three months. I'm almost finished (I think!!)

See ya,

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

I am a little late to the party, but better late than never. My daughter, the fashionista, will soon be leaving the nest for her new apartment. I will have the luxury of decorating her old room (specifically the closet) as my creative space. I cannot wait and will incorporate many of the wonderful ideas you have shared here. Thank you.

Molly Alexander said...

What a wonderful post - your creative space is so inspirational! I love the name and explanation of your blog - what a great visual for the creative process! Thanks so much for sharing - I'll be back to visit again.

:-) Molly