Monday, September 24, 2012

A Cozy Spot For Creativity


Ever since I was a young girl, I have always needed a cozy spot where
I could be creative.  As you have probably come to know, I am a
nostalgic girl who is most comfortable in an atmosphere with lots of 
vintage touches.  So I have carved out a little spot just for me.  My Mac
sits on another big desk, but this little desk cost me exactly $2.00 and I
love it!




This is how it looked before I tweaked it.  Dark brown stain, gouges in the desk
top.  Not a very pretty sight.  But I fell in love with those curved shelves.  I knew
I could store sketch pads and water colors on those shelves.




So I painted the desk a soft green.  I added things I use and
things I love.



Notebooks from France and sketchbooks stored in thrift shop baskets
sprayed in white.  An old chair with a vintage chenille seat cushion.



A place for me to work on the sketches for the book I am writing
and illustrating.  Can't imagine what the subject matter can be
can you???



Do you remember the lampshade I tweaked last spring?  It is
living happily in my creative corner now.

I am joining ~

and
and

I would ask Bentley to pose for me, but he is furious that there is a
cat next door who is taunting him from the safety of the other side of
the picket fence.  Wow is he ever mad!!!

Hugs,
Susan and Bentley

23 comments:

  1. Oh it looks so feminine and cozy. I just love it :) What a fabulous spot to be creative in!

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  2. What a cozy spot to be creative in. It's perfect. I would love for you to share this at my link party that opens on Tuesday night at 8pm EST. Hope to see you there.

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  3. ....did I say I. AM. IN. LOVE. ?
    hahhhaa...sorry, I couldn't find a place to delete one of those two so decided to make it 3.:))

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  4. So cozy and sweet. Your picture board is the same print as my wallpaper in my bath. I was always going to write a children's book about our dog, Daisy. I was going to have Jake illustrate it, as he is a wonderful artist. Your sketches of Bentley are wonderful!
    Love it all.
    xoxo,
    Me
    Woof, Bentley!

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  5. Such a sweet little desk. I'd have found a spot for that one too...........Sarah

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  6. What a perfect place to be creative...so pretty!!
    ~Cindy

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  7. So girly. Love it and the color so much. What paint can do.

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  8. Susan - What a beautiful spot to be creative in. I love your desk. Those shelves are just wonderful. Your book looks interesting!!

    Judy

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  9. That's adorable, and so creative. I bet just sitting down there starts all sorts of creative ideas going.

    Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams

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  10. It's a beautiful spot that is sure to inspire creativity!

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  11. :You have talent oozing out of your Southern Girl pores! You're illustrations of Bentley are adorable, and I'm sure your book will be adorable, too! I can't wait to buy one. And you turned that desk into a treasure. I wish you were my next door neighbor. Keep blogging!

    Helene

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  12. what a fun cozy place to create. good luck on your book.
    Cathy

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  13. Oh, it looks so pretty and cozy! The perfect spot!

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  14. You want have any problems being creative here..this is great spot,just for you,now if we could do something about that mean ole cat that is harassing Bentley,teehehehe.

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  15. The desk is beautiful! You did a great job with it and I love that you now have your own space to be creative in! Enjoy!

    XO,
    Jane

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  16. Such a sweet and cozy little spot for creating...
    Brenda

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  17. Your cozy little creative spot is just adorable. Love, love, love all of the vintage touches and the desk turned out just darling. This spot has got to be inspirational ~ love it ;-)

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  18. I LOVE how you fixed up that
    old desk. The rounded shelves truly are charming. I can see why you'd fall in love with it. It looks like the perfect spot for you to sit and create away.

    also....read your post below. What a funny cookbook that sounds like it would be.

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  19. What a beautiful little spot you've created for yourself! Great makeover on that desk.

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  20. $2! You got the deal of the day! Your sketching skills are amazing.

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  21. Everyone should have such a beautiful cozy corner! I love it! I need to make me one next!
    Blessings My Friend,

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