Studio Organization

There are so many great organizational pieces out there on Etsy that it’s hard to limit myself to just a few. If only had an unlimited supply of money from which to furnish my studio.  Check out my full treasury here
Studio treasurey

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Treasure Hunting

Yesterday I stopped by my favorite antique store to look for a few things I am wanting for Christmas gifts.  I found this charming Munsell watercolor set.  Each of the color pots is porcelain and are held in place with a metal holder.

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After unpacking the tins contents, I found these sweet little drawings created by a child long ago. The young artist must have been quite proud of these when hiding them under the page describing the colors found in the set.

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IMG_9533I am particularly smitten with the blimp.  I believe this watercolor tin to be circa 1918 or earlier.  Albert H. Munsell gave the world our color language we use today. His contributions are rich and worth taking the time to reading about.  He died in 1918.  It was then that his son renamed the company to Munsell Color Foundation.  This is also a time when the British army was using blimps in WWI, and the U.S. was just starting to build airships.

The titanic sunk in 1912.  Could the ship drawing be the Titanic?

Christmas List

Over the years, and especially since working with The Rocking Yak, I’ve become increasingly intentional with my purchases.  Even more so in this last year as my desire to simplify and travel has become more pressing in my life. This holiday season has found our family craving more shared moments and adventures over things. Even so, there are a few items that have found their way onto my Christmas list this year.

2014 Christmas list

1.earth paint 2.apron 3.blanket 4.plant dyed watercolor paints 5.gourd speaker 6.iphone case 7.messenger bag 8.woven bag

Woven Treasure Found

goodwill weavingI found this unfinished weaving at my local thrift store.  Isn’t it beautiful? I’m not sure what I am going to do with it.  I don’t have the skills required to finish it, but I couldn’t stand to leave it setting there on the shelf, all rolled up and unappreciated. Maybe it will find it’s way into a different kind of weaving project of my own. My creative wheels are turning. . .

Round Up: Back to School

Back to School1. Aemelia Book Cover by Franklin Habit

2. French Press Felted Slippers by Melynda Bernardi

3. George Sand by Katie Rose Pryal

4. Stadium Blanket by Allyson Dykhuizen

5. Sea Anemone Messenger Bag by Mel Clark

6. Lots of coffee beans by shika

7. Winter Ear Warmer by Elisa McLaughlin

8. Pencil Case by Doodlenoodle

9. Boutique Laptop Sleeve by Rachael Oglesby