Saturday, October 3, 2009

Open studio tour






Today is open studio  for  Quilting arts Magazine's studio's  of Cloth Scissors Paper ( Interweave Press)I know I just posted my studio but wanted to participate in this tour. So here we go again. What I love most about my space is that it is in the heart of our home. We have one big room that is part living room part dining room. I made a rolling drywall" Gallery Wall" it is in an L shape and is 4 feet by 6 feet and 6 feet tall. It separates the Studio ( the dining room part ) from the living room. The wall rolls around on very large casters . It took me about 2 days to  make this and was it heavy! Thank God my dad taught me carpenter skills. When I have friends over for a creative day I can just roll the wall to the side and open up the room . I also love that I have a separate sides  in my space for my computer as we all know this is a BIG part of our creative world .I can just switch over to the other stool on the other side and have a coffee break while I blog. Oh for those of you who would like to know, the white furnishings are from Ballard Design. I believe it is the Abbyville collection . I love them!!!

16 comments:

Mary Wadsworth said...

Wow I am so impressed with your carpentry skills! Such an awesome idea and clever use of space.

Happy creating,
Mary

susanc said...

This has to be the most clever and creative use of space I have seen! It's fantastic Julie and your carpenter skills rock! I love when our Dads teach their daughters such valuable and useful skills. Props to our dear Dads!

Angela Recada said...

What a terrific work space you've carved out for yourself! No wonder you're so creative.
:0)

Terri Kahrs said...

Your space is soooo creative and inviting. How great that your Dad taught you carpentry skills! What a wonderful gift he's given you! Thank you so much for sharing! Hugs, Terri

maminka girl- Loribeth Robare said...

thanks for sharing your lovely studio. What clever idea!

julie king said...

to have such a wonderful space right in the heart of your home must be heaven! no wonder your art is so heart-filled!

Karen said...

You can build for me any time!! LOL Love your clever ideas!

Angela said...

Your space is amazing! I love how you carved out your own little studio.

I got my little angel dog yesterday and I love it!! My art room is brown, turquoise, and orange...so it is the perfect match! Thanks!

Beth Anderson said...

Julie it is fantastic! I love the design, that it is in the center of your home, and that you did the work! Wow - your talents are endless!
It truly is a lovely and inviting space.
(I love Ballard Designs too).

Silke said...

What an amazing studio!! Such a fantastic idea with the temporary wall - you are just so creative!! Hugs, Silke

lori vliegen said...

what a fabulous playground you've created for yourself! i just love your "rolling wall" idea...brilliant! :))

Nancy said...

How happy you must be to have created this wonderful little space and with the skills your father taught you. So special. And by the way, YES, I LOVE HALLOWEEN!!!
XOXO Nancy

Mitzi Curi said...

I'm just totally fascinated by the working spaces of other creative folks! I love your space, and the white structures really look like great storage. Thanks for sharing!

Such a Wondrous Place this Faery Space said...

This is fab dahling! I am so glad you told us about the carpentry aspects!!! You amaze! Ballard is family name of mine, though I doubt there is any relation. But, when I open up a catalog it is always soo beautiful. You feel good just seeing what they are up to. hee hee. Blessings dear one!

KayEllen said...

Looks great Julie!
Love all the storage!!!

Thank you for inspiring us in blogland:))

Smiles,
kayellen

Cathy ~ Tadpoles and Teacups said...

Lovely tour!

And I just noticed you live in Scottsdale....my son is moving there at the end of October.