Friday, July 24, 2009

Inspired Surroundings

When Karen Valentine of Desert Cottage blog
invited me to participate in a Studio Show
and Tell, I thought it might be fun to put a
twist on the idea by sharing my artist
surroundings.

I am so fortunate to have my studio tucked
inside my house. But the haven of my entire
home is truly my refuge, a beautiful retreat
of solace and peace. Here is a peek at the
place that constantly inspires me...

The walkway leading to my front door. A
path filled with an abundance of blooming
flowers that greet each visitor.


An incredible nature inspired plaque
hanging next to the front door.


My favorite summertime wreath hanging
on the doorway.


A few glimpses of my favorite room in the
house. Overflowing with gifts from Nature!





A large blackboard in the kitchen is
where I scribble poetry or leave little
love notes. It is so much fun playing
with the chalk, drawing pictures just
like a kid again.


See more inspired surroundings.. here.

23 comments:

Terri said...

yes and what a wonderful retreat you have thanks for sharing and being part of the party. Enjoy!

Lynn Stevens said...

what a warm space to create, TFS
Lynn-trashtotreasureart

Kathy at Shocking Pink Thread said...

Hi Tracie, I enjoyed seeing your inspired surroundings. I recently sat outside on my back deck watching the bats leave the woods and thought of you. I hope you are enjoying all the blessings of summer. ~Kathy

Gypsy Mermaid said...

Hey Chickadee!
Love the vintage goodies! esp the nest letters!! where in the world do you find them from!?
Big mermaid hugs

toodles-
sarah

zandra said...

So glad you joined the party so I could find you! Such a great space! Thanks, for sharing. Hugz, Z

Studio At Crow Haven Farm said...

Oh WOW...I love that BIG Black Chalkboard! Now how cool is that! Great space and thanks for sharing!
Have a great weekend.
Cheers

Southern Lady's Vintage said...

Your space looks so warm and inviting! Great space! Thanks so much for sharing it!

Claudia said...

You're so right - we are inspired by our nests and everything in them. I love what you did with your post!

Rebecca said...

Beautiful my friend. A retreat is right...so much rest for the weary eye.

I love it all!

xoRebecca

Kara Ward said...

What a lovely home...and creative space!

Claudia said...

Tracie - you're right, we are kindred spirits! I can't believe you have the same sewing machine and Lambchop, too! Plus, my favorite poet is Mary Oliver.....

Claudia

Tracie~MyPetiteMaison said...

Hi Tracie,
Thank you for sharing the area that inspires you. It is lovely! So nice to meet another Tracie as well ~ happy day!
~Tracie (Lynn) of course ;)

Michelle (Shell) May said...

Tracie the bunny plaque is so sweet! I just love your work and even have you listed on my blogroll under my favorite artists!
Thanks for sharing this tour of your studio. It's so lovely.
bunny hugs,
shell

Lori said...

What a wonderful, NATURAL place you have.

Natasha said...

I adore your chalkboard! So romantic. What a beautifully creative space you live in! It is a pleasure to make your acquaintance at this lovely event; please do stop by for a visit soon!

Enjoy the party!

Warm Wishes,

Natasha
www.lifeafterdarkjewelry.blogspot.com

Caleen said...

What a wonderful retreat.. Love the wreath and nests.. Everything is lovely.. Love your blog.. It is truly inspiring.. Thank you for sharing. Keep Creating!

Denise said...

Thanks for sharing your space with all of us!
Dancingly, Denise
www.dancinglydenise.typepad.com

Coralie Cederna Johnson said...

A beautiful inspiring place to create! Thanks for sharing and come visit me too! (I'm still making my way around but hope to get to everyone! It's such fun to visit and see everyone's ideas and treasures! Love it!)

Miss Sandy said...

Lovely home, thanks for sharing.

Jean said...

Your home looks so warm and welcoming! I love the "nest" table - it makes me want to be a little bird!!

I make my art from my home as well, and it's so important to have a place to create that is inspiring and a place of beauty. You've succeeded in both areas!

Have a wonderful time at Valley Ridge! I live nearby in Northern IL, and I'm hoping to get there one of these days!!!

PS...I'm crazy about the frames you put around your photos. So unique!!

Shannon @ Silver Trappings said...

You have a beautiful home. Thanks for letting us see a little of it.

Shannon

June said...

A wonderful peek into a wonderful place. There truely is 'no place like home'!

Molly Alexander said...

What a wonderful home you have - such a great space filled with so much inspiration. I love all the natural touches you have used, and I can't wait for your book to come out so I can see even more! Thanks for sharing your space!

:-) Molly