Thursday, May 26, 2011

May INchie Swap

The Month of May I hosted the swap for my INchie group. The theme was "Flowers". Each of us made a tiny one inch by one inch work of art with a flower. Then all sent the INchies to me so I could make a display.

As I created my tiny works I kept thinking, "How am I going to display them?"

Then as I was searching for items to use I came across some vintage album pages. These will work great!

Now to figure out what to include on them without taking away the unique beauty of each tiny INchie. Vintage Music! and some more flowers!

I began to decorate the vintage pages and create a small canvas for the the tiny works to frame them in the opening of the pages.

Once I finished, this is what each Special INchie Diva Artist received!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011


Since returning home from ArtFest I have been busy sorting, packing and moving items into my new studio. The work my hubby did has exceeded my dreams! It is a beautiful shade of lavender, both ceiling and floor, and has lovely white wood trim and pillar with teakwood floor. Cabinets and office furniture are black.

In the desk and files area there is a small chandelier. A vintage shelf where I have placed cherished items is above the file cabinet.

In the area where I have all the sewing machines and other quilting items there is a larger chandelier. I LOVE IT!

An island that has wheels so I can move it is located in the center of the room.

Outside the walk-in closet is a perfect place for my bookshelves. (I have lots of books)

This is the most FABULOUS retirement gift! I could not have imagined what it would be like to have a room that is twice the size of the former bedroom I was using for a studio and a lovely walk-in clost. I am VERY LUCKY to have this as a place to retreat and create. Now that I am retired I want to spend a lot of time creating.