Friday, 2 October 2009

Welcome to my Studio! Come right in...

Hi there,

Welcome to my Studio! I'm excited to share my creative space. It is nothing fancy, but it is all my own. I did tidy a little before I took pictures, but most of my things are within sight for inspiration.

This is the main view of my studio as I walk in. to the right, I have a lovely, large light table/work surface where I spend most of my time working.

This is a close-up of my wall that I use to put quilts in process. I love colour and this way I get lots of it... and I don't forget about the projects either!

This is the set of shelves (from IKEA) that divide my room from the rest of the family room. I do have a family and they are very supportive of my space and time. I keep some of my stash here (more colour!), all of my creativity-related books and of course my Studio and Quilting Arts Magazines.

This is the other end of my studio. Some more shelves, my little bulletin board of inspirational writing and some of my children's art work. My daughter is 20 and my son is 18.

Some of the artwork is from when they were in elementary school!

However, this series of paintings was made by my daughter for a Christmas present for me last year :-)

More colour!


I collect teapots and sometimes they come in handy...

One of my latest projects using wool roving.

Bulletin board of inspiration (close-up).

This is Rosie, my best quilting buddy ever. She keeps me company all day and never complains :-)

Hope you enjoyed the little tour. Please take the time to check out my quilts at Etsy and my other web sites listed at the top of my blog. Come again!

Marcy Horswill

25 comments:

  1. What a bright, cheery studio! (And Rosie does look like a real sweetie.) I loved visiting you as a fellow-participant in the Studio magazine Open Studio Tour. What a great way to discover other kindred souls!

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  2. What a lovely studio...very creative space to work in and your quilts are beautiful...thanks for opening your studio for this tour.

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  3. Thanks for the studio tour! I love the IKEA shelving to seperate the room (if you visit my studio you'll see Im an IKEA fan) i also love the teapot pencil holder. Thanks for sharing your daughters artwork too. I love to see what kids create when brought up in an artistic environment. My daughter always impresses me.

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  4. What a great place to be creative. I love it.

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  5. Thank you for inviting us to visit! Your studio is so colourful and fun. I especially like your little furry studio mate!!

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  6. Using the shelves as a room divider is a great idea, and I envy your light table. Thanks for sharing your space.

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  7. Marcy, Thanks for the tour! I've been wondering what to do with my exuberant wool purchases, as I didn't get but so far with the drop spindle.. And you've reminded me of my daughter's drawing of a mouse from nursery school (she's married and away now). Have to go pull it out from under the dresser!

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  8. Thanks for that peek into your world Marcy! I can see that it would be easy to be inspired in such an inviting space.

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  9. I love the idea of storing things in tea pots! Thanks for the tour, I love all the windows. Hi to Rosie too

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  10. Thanks for visiting my studio and for your comment Marcy. I love your space - so full of colour and inspiration - and, as I said to one of the other girls - where on earth would we be without Ikea?!?
    Thanks for inviting me over x

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  11. What a beautiful studio...so bright and colorful. I love how you have organized everything. Thanks for sharing.

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  12. I think that Ikea must love artists! After all they've designed the Billy bookcases and your Expedit storage unit, which looks great in your studio. It's very bright, cheerful and colorful - looks like a very happy place to create. Thanks for stopping by my studio earlier. Cheers!

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  13. You're right Marcy! Your studio is colourful and so light and bright. I really like it. I think it must be very inspirational for you to be in it. Thanks for the tour. :o)

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  14. Marcy, your space is so bright and cheery, must be a wonderful space to work in. I see that you and I collect the same thing...teapots! My first was a ceramic woman sitting in a tub. Thanks for opeing up your space to us.

    BTW, thanks for stopping by mine as well.

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  15. HI Marcy, I really like your Studio! It's cozy and invites to create! So enjoy everytime you can spend time in there!
    Smiles, Anke ;)

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  16. So much luscious color! And what studio is complete without a animals... both stuffed and real. Rose is adorable. Thanks for sharing your work space with us.

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  17. thanks for your studio tour! i like your space, it is bright and colorful.
    i am an IKEA fan too and espially love love love my two expedit units!

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  18. I used my bookcases (for fabric storage) in a similar way when my studio was out in our garage. It's a pretty effective way to create your own space isn't it? You've got a lovely little spot; thanks for sharing!

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  19. Hi Marcy,
    your studio is light and airy and very inspiring!
    Thanks for visiting my studio, and for sharing yours.
    Shulamit
    Quilts from Canaan

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  20. I really like the natural light in your studio! So much color every where, very inspirational! Thanks for sharing your studio!

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  21. Love the bookshelves for storage and the natural light but my favorite is the companion. Everyone needs at least one -smile-.

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  22. Now that is a lovely studio!

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  23. Wouaw: you have so much space ! This is great. If you want to see my working space, it's here: http://countrycosy.wordpress.com/2009/10/20/my-new-working-place/
    Cheers.

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  24. You have such a beautiful studio! I have been trying to find a light table such as yours. Did you make it or purchase it from somewhere? If purchased do you mind sharing from where and was it recently?

    Stephanie

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  25. Stephanie,
    My light table was found at a garage sale, but I know it was originally an old Canadian government drafting table. Maybe you could find one if you watch for that kind of thing. I did only pay $50 and I was so excited! Glad you enjoyed my studio tour.
    Marcy

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