Thursday, July 23, 2009

Where Bloggers Create.......................

Karen Valentine's wonderful idea of a 'where bloggers create party' intrigued me and I can't wait to see all the pictures. I am amazed at the incredible blogs out there, what did we do before all this modern technology gave us another opportunity to be creative! It is also heartening that women still find time to create items of beauty even with their busy lives.
So here is my very small contribution to the 'party'.
I have recently moved half way across the world so my present creative space is quite small. We are renting a house in Brittany, France, which was originally a farm cottage with stable attached. The upper floor is divided into two biggish rooms with a central staircase with large landing. This is situated right under a window and as I need plenty of light to work, it seemed the ideal spot to set up my work space. Most of my creative supplies are still in storage in South Africa so I have only the very basics needed to create my miniature teddy bears. As well as making tiny bears I enjoy beading, crochet and embroidery/cross stitch. I also love to draw but just don't seem to find the time at the moment, although I carry my sketchbook and a supply of pencils in my bag!
My 'table' is a piece of wood balanced on two trestles. Works very well and can be moved easily. Fortunately as I only work with small creations my present fabric stash fits quite comfortably into the small area.
Quite a change from having an entire room with shelves and drawers for all the working stuff but hopefully I will have this again in the not too distant future.
So this is my small creative space, sorry the pictures are not too good, the light inside this house is not the best for taking photographs.

The artist's world is limitless. It can be found anywhere, far from where he lives or a few feet away. It is always on his doorstep. ~Paul Strand


Michelle (Shell) May said...

Wendy I love your space especially since it's in France! How wonderful! I have always wanted to visit there. Your bears are just so adorable! Thanks for taking me on this tour.
bunny hugs,

Liberty said...

What a treat to be in France and create. The whole idea of France and being there would be inspiration enough. Cute little space!

Sonia ~ Vintage Rose Designs said...

The move seems exciting. I love your creations and your work space seems plenty comfy.

Terri said...

I love the light source how it shines down on your creative space. I get the feeling you would make it work no matter where you call home. Hope your supplies arrive soon. The bears are too cute for words. Enjoy the party!

Lynn Stevens said...

what a sweet space and coming all the way from France. TFS

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Anonymous said...

Hey Chickadee!
Wow in France and getting to create! JEALOUS!!!
Big mermaid hugs


The Chateau of Remnants said...

Nice..I want to create in your space of the world! How exciting.I am really enjoying this.. more ideas, with every blog I So I can fill it more! Thanks for Sharing you Creative Space.


zandra said...

Wow! So glad you joined the party so I could find you! Such a great little space for those adorable tiny bears! I love them as much as my tear bears! Thanks, for sharing. Hugz, Z

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

i so enjoyed visiting a studio in france! thanks so much for opening your work space to all of us.
someday i hope to visit france and the fabulous flea markets!

warmly, jan thomason

Jane said...

Thanks for sharing your creative space. I was fortunate to have gotten to go to France last October and I loved every minute of it. I hope you enjoy living and creating in a beautiful country.

Debra said...

Great lighting and such sweet bars. I love the little niche you carved out for your space. Cozy and cute!

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

I think we have all said it..your space may be small to you... but it is in France...where "we" could only dream of being right now~lucky you :)

The teddy bears are sooo sweet.

Brynwood Needleworks said...

It's true...Art Always Finds A Way!
You're the proof. Thanks for the photos and your inspiration.
Hope you get to visit me today, too!

NicNacManiac said...

WOW...I'd much rather be in France then decorate my space to resemble France.
What better inspiration could there be!! Your creations are lovely!!

Claudia said...

Even in a new space you can find space to create and soon you'll have your shelves and everything you need. I love your little bears!

Rebecca said...

I love your space! Given the simple fact it is in FRANCE (be still my heart) then I would take it even it was the smallest place on the planet.

Lovely work...lovely space!


Kara Ward said...

What I would give for such lovely natural light. The bears are so cute and clever!

LiLi M. said...

Cute bears!! Do you know Rosabear?
If not, I think you will like that blog very much, have fun! Thanks for having me over here!

Natasha said...

I love your nook! I'm dying to see the rest of your home; it's perfect. 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...

Love your sweet little space.. It is cute and cozy.. Just perfect for creating. Love your sweet bears.. So sweet. Thank you for sharing.. Keep creating. Love France too.. Hope to visit again someday..

Rebecca said...

What a wonderful corner of the lucky you are, Thank you for sharing

Shabby Chic Junk said...

Very sweet to make do with your space. It's perfect. Being creative anywhere at anytime is priceless!
Enjoy, Debra

Karen Valentine said...

I think just the fact that your studio is France makes it quite wonderful!!! You lucky girl you! Thank you so much for coming to my party. You've really helped make it a wonderful success!

My Desert Cottage

Lori said...

Did you make all those tiny bears? If so, I say--WOW! Very good use of a small space. Your bears are adorable.

Melissa the Holiday Queen said...

Bon Jour! I love how we women can always find a way to carve out a little space of our own to create our hearts desire. Happy creating!

Marina Capano said...

What a cute space you have!
I love it!


Miss Sandy said...

I woudl not care if I were in a closet to create if I were in France! I love the sloped roof over your studio table. Those bears are so adorable! Thank you for sharing where and what you create.

Molly Alexander said...

Hi Wendy -

Even though you aren't used to working in a smaller space, judging from your adorable little bears, you seem to be doing fantastically well! And to be able to create in such an inspirational location - I am green with envy! Thank you so much for sharing your space and artwork with us!

:-) Molly

paperbird said...

Thank you for letting me peek into your creative world. You have a wonderful creative space and to be in France- Lucky Lucky! I love the sweet little bears.

BellaRosa said...

I love your little space, how the light makes everything so pretty. You have a wonderful talent making those gorgeous lil bears, my daughter was looking with me and picking out which bears she wanted and even naming them, funny thing is I was doing the same thing in my mind :)Oh and to make your studio even more be in France...You lucky duck :) Rose


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