Saturday, July 25, 2009

Morning in the studio - Come see my new art pieces!

I'm so excited about the new art pieces that arrived in the mail while I was away! To show them off, I stretched myself a bit creatively and did something I haven't done before - I tried my hand at "vlogging" (that's video-logging, for the uninitiated).

If you're new to this blog, you might want to visit this post where I showed off my creative sanctuary and asked people to help me decorate it. There's still room for more, so if you haven't already done so, please consider sending me something.

Click on the video below and spend a little time with me in my new studio. You'll get to see the first three pieces hanging on my "inspiration from others" wall. And for a bonus, you'll see the things I splurged on while on vacation - the amazing pottery mug that called out to me from a wonderful gallery in Duluth, and the swirly silver earrings that I couldn't resist at an equally wonderful little gallery on Madeline Island. (The links aren't to the actual pieces I bought, but to the artists' pages - both worth visiting.)

(The video quality is a little poor due to poor lighting and a cheap low res camera, but hopefully you can still see enough to enjoy the tour.)

Here are the links to the lovely people who sent me art...
Sherri from Life After Web
My sister-in-law, also known as Accidental Poet
Andrea Pratt from Colouring Outside the Lines


Anvilcloud said...

It's interesting to see and hear you. Cuppa also tends to collect jewelry withersoever she goeth.

Bailey said...

Your space is looking great!
(and I am wishing for your earrings)

Liz said...

I have an awesome idea of what to send you but I'm not sure my computer has the capability. (So mysterious aren't I?) I need to get Abby to help me but if she's not at the beach she's at work!

I love your voice Heather!

andrea said...

Can you see me smiling? :) I can see now why you're the Manitoba Communicator of the Year! You could sure teach me a thing or two. BTW re. the postcard. The significance of the imagery is here: http://didrooglie.blogspot.com/2007/02/stations.html

Connie said...

What a great studio!!! Fabulous!! I love how you have art from your friends and family around...that is a great source of support and inspiration!! Hope you have many, many moments of pure creative bliss in your studio!!

You are beautiful!!!!

Peace & Love.

Vicki said...

I love it love it love it. You know Heather I have a space that's all mine, and it's cluttered so much I don't even like to go in the room. Maybe I should clean it out, get rid of the guilt junk I keep cause I feel *guilt* when I try to throw it away and *guilt* when I see it and not able to use it. I COULD give it a good home. I am blessed to have the space and have not been responsible enough to take care of it. Thank you for your tour.

I have something to send you, but it won't fit on a pretty swirly clip.

Anonymous said...

Mine is in the mail. Thank you so much for the tour of your sweet little studio space. The earrings are wonderful.

Jamie Ridler said...

How wonderful to see and hear you! It was lovely to hang out with you in your creative sanctuary this morning.

Yay you for making the request and inspiring so much creativity. My piece will be joining those lovelies soon! I hope you like it.