Monday, October 24, 2011

All dressed up for Halloween!

Happy Halloween! Won't you come in and sit for a spell? I promise only treats, no tricks.
Oh, but wait! One little trick here. Those chair wraps are made by taking black sheer curtains purchased from Ikea (I think they were $6.99 for the pair) and tying them in a knot. How simple is that?!! I inserted one of my Halloween wands but you could gussy them up with flowers or....whatever!
The house we're living in has a greatroom floor plan. The entry, living, dining and kitchen are all open so the whole space got a little Halloween magic.
Miss Mannie and Miss Quinn are all dressed up and ready to greet guests this weekend. If only they could help me string all the spider webs to really set a spooky mood.
Thank you for dropping by. I do hope you have a Jolly Halloween!

Warmest bear hugs, Aleta

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

New Studio!

Welcome to my new studio space! It's cozy. That's a lovely way of saying it's really quite small compared to what I was used to. :)

This is a moment when my desk was clean. To see it today it isn't quite that tidy. When I'm at my most creative, I'm at my most messy!

The nice thing about working in a small space is that everything is within reach.

This space has a vanity sink and cupboards just to the right of the closet and through the door. It makes it really nice to be able to airbrush and paint all in one space.

I love, love, love IKEA shelf units. They make a small space much more organized. Especially with all the boxes that fit nicely inside! Atop the shelves are some of my favorite things. Pink and white with touches of aqua.

As hard as it was to leave our other home, this one is a pretty good fit for where we are in life right now. I like this space. It makes me happy to be in it. I can create art and that's what I need.

Warmest bear hugs, Aleta