Sunday, March 14, 2010

Up Where We Belong - the best of my studio

Love lift us up where we belong
Where the eagles fly on a mountain high
Love lift us up where we belong
Far from the world below
Where the clear winds blow

I may not see eagles, but I am up in the tree tops in my studio. When I open the windows I can feel the cool winds blow.

This is an overall view of my studio. The design wall has 4 movable sections and I store fabric behind it. I use the design wall both to design quilts and to display them.

When you open the design wall this is what you see.

This is the area of the studio where I cut, stitch and quilt. Sometimes it looks better than this, sometimes not as good.
It is a working studio, not a show place.

A place for everything and everything in it's place - this is one way I store some of my finished work.

This post office desk houses some of my yarn for knitting. The color arrangement serves as food for my soul and inspiration.

These are some of the books in my library. They have helped shape my adventure as an artist.

This is an area where I can sit and read, do hand work or plan what I need to do.
It is also an area that a group can sit it. It could be a group of quilters, friends or clients.

Although I get a lot of my inspiration working on the computer and seeing the world around me, sketching and painting are always beneficial activities.

The puzzle I have done for you is my post office desk full of yarn.
Click to Mix and Solve


Juanita said...

Love your studio; incredible. Can I come and live with you:)

Sherry Boram said...

Kay, it's a gorgeous spot to create and display. Your quilts are beautiful.
I loved seeing the Altered Art Playing Cards assemblaged for Quilt Art @ 10. That was such a fun project and fun to revisit...thanks for doing both.

Kathy said...

My heart leapt into my throat when I saw your beautiful studio. It is exactly what I would like to have created when I moved into this house. With your pictures to dream about, I can keep aiming for what you have! Thanks so much for sharing.

Christine Thresh said...

Wow! What a studio. If my work area looked like yours I would just sit there all day and enjoy the atmosphere. I'd never get any work done.

Gisela Towner said...

Wow! 'Scuse me while I go clean up the drool...
Your studio is just beautiful -- of course that's partly because of your lovely work hanging all over!

Rachel said...

So beautiful, sigh.

Kathie said...

thank you for sharing these 3 posts I will be printing them out
When we retire in a few years, hopefully!!!, I want a studio just like this!
you really thought things out
oh and your wall of quilts I just can't stop looking at
I LOVE your sense of color
the quilt on the bed is to die for :)
I would love to just sit in this room and soak it all in .
and then of course walk over and look at the fabric, yarn and quilts in person!
again thank you!

Magpie's Mumblings said...

00000hhh - those post office cubbies are to die for!! Not only are they perfect for yarn storage, but provide such a dash of colour inspiration too. Wow!

Kathleen Wilson said...

Oh my goodness! Your studio is awesome. I love your yarn section but you have so much that is inspirational. Thanks for sharing.

Sharon - IN said...

Glory be! Really! All those beautiful quilts on the removable design walls hiding ALL THAT fabric!!! So wonderful! I'll be dreaming about your wonderful studio for some time!

The Colorful Fabriholic said...

WOW! I'm in awe of your studio, you have a fabulous workspace. I especially like your sliding design wall/fabric storage system.

Vicki W said...

What a great studio space. That yarn cabinet is an inspiration on it's own!

Mystic Quilter said...

What can I say - your space is awesome! Congratulations on such a beautiful studio!

Ella and Nesta said...

Your studio is incredible, I've never seen anything like it!

MariQuilts said...

Love your space....thanks for the tour.

Terry Aske Art Quilts said...

I love your huge design walls, and the wall of fabrics hidden behind them!

Anonymous said...

I loved your studio,and the many ways you have found to store your stash, but I was most in love with underbed storage for your finished quilts. Kudos!
M. Moody

Leigh-Anne van der Veen said...

It's amazing - I'd also love to come and live with you :)