Wednesday, January 03, 2007

New inspiration and an important benefit

I like to share a picture when I change up my scrap space. Not sure why, I guess then you can all picture where I do my art:) Simple, yet inspiring. I look at it a thousand times a day, because if you could see the rest of the room, you would see that right next to this dresser is our dining room table. Yes, my "studio" is my family dining area. I love it! I have this great dresser and a little cabinet of drawers to hold my stuff, then when I want to work on something I just put it on the breakfast bar in our kitchen and can poke at it throughout the day. If the kids are in bed, I spread out on the table and get to work. It's the center of the home and I love to have the visual inspiration around me all the time. Here are some more photos during summer, fall, and winter. By the way, how's this for an inspiring New Year's project. Love it!Since the calendar I made here for my sister was such a huge hit with her, I decided to spend some time making myself one for the year. Her numbers were a little more uniform, I may try to make mine less gaudy. The month on top is magnetic, along with all the numbers, so I just change it out each month and store them behind the calendar on the cookie pan. The picture below shows the little cubbie in our kitchen where it hangs alongside Lowell's art work:)

I bought two of these crazy cool peacock feather trees. Funky! Here's what our front window looks like now after taking down the Christmas tree. I needed a post-Christmas, pre-Valentine's wintery feel. I decided to put up this frilly white feather tree along with my lovely star from Jenny. It looks great from the street for passers-by. Edit- all the feather trees are from Target of all places. 75% off with their Christmas stuff!

Here is some VERY important news!! The auction of *amazing* artwork all benefitting the Kim family began today on ebay. Here's an article about why it was organized. Glad to see the bidding is going really well already:) Go bid...it's for a good cause!!!

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

I take a look down to yours works and photos.
I think your works are very kitch and barroque (in good way).
Your collages are very, very cutes. You got a totally diferent style in front of me, but I like them very much!!!

Scuse me for my poor english (I'm from Spain and not very good english speaker) and have a nice Year 2007!!! ^_^

Anonymous said...

Everything looks really nice. I like the calendar idea for the whole year.

beshka said...

it all looks so wonderful! fabulous calendar! ;)

Anonymous said...

hello my sweet friend, nice to see your creativity is running rampant and sweetly beautiful!!! Big hugs!

tami said...

Hi
Can you please tell me where you purchased the peacock trees? I have a friend that collects peacock items and I'd love to buy her one.
Thanks.
Tami

Anonymous said...

oooooh, I want to come live at your house...I love all the little vignettes that you create, Kari! gorgeous! smiles...

Anonymous said...

I love that calendar. Such a creative idea!

deb said...

It really is nice seeing where you create. Love all your wintry changes. Love everything about the post. :)

Linda said...

How wonderfully cheerful your photos look - the January 'advent' calendar, the 'goody goody gumdrop' decoration, the trees. How fun it all looks. I'm coming to live there too. LOL

Anonymous said...

that calendar is just about the cutest thing!!

andrea said...

The first comment you have here is the cutest thing Ive ever read! LOVE HER! Is that bad to comment on the comments?

Anyway, love the calendar, might have to steal your idea and your decor as usual is fab!

jenny holiday said...

Your "studio" space looks so cheerful and fun! Ready for all of your creativity!

Loving your calendar to bits!! Really fabulous! I really really want to make one! I must try my hardest to fit that in this coming week! I know I will be so happy that I did! You really did an awesome job! So so you!

Loving your feather trees! I was lucky enough to pick up a white shabby chic feather wreath at Target last year for next to nothing. (after the holiday) We keep it up all winter.

Loving your post! Cannot wait to see what you have in the works for Valentine's day!! Did you sign up for the Vday paper doll swap over at Vintage Dragonfly? I did!! Should be so fun!!: )

Happy New Year!
xoxo Jenny