"Once we clearly acknowledge the soul, we can learn to hear it's cries. - Dallas Willard, Renovation Of The Heart."

It takes courage to pursue our dreams. It takes time and patience to unearth buried treasure. But I believe with all my heart that we must do both.

7.20.2010

organized - well a little

This is what my painted worktable looks like finished. I'm am a sucker for black masking tape and duct tape, so I used some to mask the little separation between the boards.  And threw in some on the side for good measure.  I think I will write on it.   



My studio is somewhat organized. There is more to do, but isn't there always more to do???


Do something fun today!!

35 comments:

Denise said...

You are so amazingly talented. Thanks for your prayers today, love you.

Sharon said...

This table is ultra cool! Wish I could come and Play ART on it.

Butterfly Works said...

What a great studio...so envious of that big painted table..it's georgeous...I still don't see how you're going to paint on top of it..it's much too pretty...love the tin organizer.....and the painted heart with wings just makes you want to soar....This is such a happy room to have fun in and create.....

Hugs Girlfriend

Pamela Holderman said...

what a fun place to create and I love the table too. Just finished cleaning my art table so I can see the bottom now - yay!

Mary said...

I figured I would begin painting with something under what I am working on, maybes some un-stretched canvas, but I am not going to worry about getting paint on it. When it gets too covered I can always give it a wash of white and re-do it. :)

Emeila said...

Your table is really fun to look at, I love it!!

LeeAnn@Encouragement Is Contagious said...

I know I am not suppose to be envious but I AM! I LOVE YOUR TABLE!!!!! What a wonderful way to personalize the space to say M-A-R-Y. I believe your art studio may be featured someday in that magazine, "Women That Create". It's an awesome magazine that I look at each time I am at Barnes and Noble. Have you seen it? You are the perfect candidate.

Wonderful job Mary! Way to go girlie!!!

Smiling really largely after seeing your table!
Hugs,
Lee Ann

PaperPumpkin said...

I just love your work studio, Mary! You certainly know how to add that MARY touch to your space. Just looking in makes me feel more inspired! Your colorful world is contagious. ~Kathy

Bren said...

Mary you have the best spot in town! Your art journaling group are going to love that 'new' table and the pulled together look of your studio. Love the idea of writing along that black border. Again, can't get over what you did with the table, talk about set the mood in a room.

Cristi Baxter Clothier said...

That table rocks, Mary! So cool and fun! This is my first visit to your blog. Looking forward to cathcing up on your posts.

Mar said...

now THIS is an inspiring workspace
love the table!...i might have to "borrow" that idea!
fun and fresh!!!!

Nessa said...

woooooow that's just a wonderful piece of art........... can't wait to see what's you're going to do with that
love
nessa

Jo Reimer said...

What fun to see your studio. Thanks for showing us.

Bev said...
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Bev said...

i deleted my last comment because i got in a hurry and sent it before i finished it!!! laughing to myself...
those photos make me want to come on over(wish i could!),sit at your table and make beautiful art with you...
xo

Kim Mailhot said...

Wow, Mary ! This looks so awesome ! What a great space to create in. I am soooo loving that flying heart piece on the wall too - gorgeous.
Here is to waking up everyday with a sweet to-do list.
Big Love !

Aundria B. said...

Ooooo, I LOVE your art studio - so colorful, bright & fun! I love how black makes every other color just POP!! Wish I could come over & play :)

Jennifer Richardson said...

That is one of the juiciest rooms I've ever seen! Wall to wall smiles:)
And the light coming through those gorgeous roomy windows....!
Reminds me of a song from Mary Poppins..... "Oh, it's a jolly holiday with Mary...when the day is gray and ordinary, Mary makes the sun shine bright."
Love it! And you:)
-Jennifer

DJ said...

What fun! A great space!
Enjoy ~

Ophelia said...

Ok....I'm moving in!! what an awesome table Mary!! Your space is so beautiful creative! I'm completely inspired!

Martha Lever said...

I had to look at it all up close because it's such a wonderfully happy place!

thekathrynwheel said...

I just saw this on Flickr and came here for a closer look! Fabulous Mary, what an inspiring place to work. So vibrant! So colourful! And just think if you get paint on the table it won't really matter - it will just add to the texture!

Lily said...

Your studio is GORGEOUS! I bet it is so relaxing to just sit in there and reflect. I am jealous!

I'm cutting off all my hair today! That is my fun thing! From mid-back to above my shoulders... I'm guessing close to 8 inches!

lori vliegen said...

wow.....such an awesome creative playground!!!! can i come over and play? xox, :))
p.s. thanks SO much for the birthday hug yesterday....xox

Martha Lever said...

Thanks, Mar!!! I had to come back and look at your fabulous table some more!

Buffy said...

I want to come over and play art all day!I love your studio,especially your table! I work in my kitchen,I have three spare bedrooms that I could use but for some reason(lazy) I just work in my kitchen.

Mary Elizabeth said...

Both your blog and your studio are full of fun...and creativity!
Glad to have found you!!

M.E.

Poetic Artist said...

I love your table..You better cover it up..
In one day it will look totally different.
I love your work area..A house full of color.
Love,
Katelen

Gina Lee Kim said...

How utterly fabulous! That's what I need.....surface area! Could I come over and paint with you someday?

Mollye said...

ok Mare. You did it again. Got me all inspired to go into my art room and make magic happen all in the name of organization. Thanks for your sweet visit and encouraging words and Congrats to your boy on his graduation! What an awesome accomplishment. Love you Mary, Mollye

sarah said...

what a great room and the best is on the table...all those bright colors...and your last words...do something fun today....ok. I'm on it right now....Have a great weekend Mary...you're the absolute best.

Dena E's Blog said...

Super Cool Mary,,how inspiring,,and need I say,,COLORFUL too.
Happy Blessed Weekend for you Sweet Friend!!!
Hugs Dena
Give Vicki a HUG for me too.

Bevie said...

You are truly an inspiration to all who visit you here...I absolutely love your studio...I can't wait to enjoy painting there with you soon...hopefully in the fall. Pssst, that table is a hugh Journal Page...hehehhee!!! love you sis..

Sandy said...

Fabulous room, but where'd you put the rest of your stuff? lolol. Your room is so colorful and inspiring. May you have many hours of blissful creativity in that space.

Jane Farr said...

ah Mary! You are the absolute coolest! I love your workspace. I would never get anything done - I'd just be soaking up the vibrant vibe!