Where Bloggers Create - our studio!

So if I don't blog much, am I still a blogger??? Not sure  if I'm still qualified to answer yes.  However, the creating part, we got that!  And since this is the party for "Where Bloggers Create", can we just pretend I am still a blogger?!?

Not a lot has changed in the studio, even the dust from last year is still there. Yep, sure is. Don't tell her I told you though.....

The blue cupboard is still there and in the same place.  At over eight feet tall, is it any wonder it hasn't moved? She did add some drawers to the bottom shelf to help with storage.  Took no time at all to fill those up!

And on top of this cabinet...

I suspect that doll buggy is meant for me. But I refuse to be caught in a doll buggy.  Yes, even I have my limits.  I purrfur to think that she ran out of room to put it and had to go up when decorating.  I mean that is a reasonable thought right? You do use every square inch of space in your studio don't you?!? Humor me okay?

Looking at the picture below....this cart was here last year.  However, the paint caddy, the bird cage and the children's books have all been relocated here within the past year.

Next year though, I can promise you the white cart won't be there.  It will be moving out as soon as she has time to clean and move in a recent find.

No birds in this cage!

A find that was purchased on a buying trip a couple of weeks ago.

During a buying trip for the business.

Really?  Purrhaps I need to be more suspicious of her "business" activities too.  Probably bought the new piece with my cat snack money too.  I'm telling you, I take a few short naps and *poof* she's out of control. Again.

Next to the boys, is the white cabinet that looks grey in this picture..... but it's white. Really.

The bottom of this cabinet is full of wonderful supplies for jewelry making and mixed media.  Storage in this studio is important.  Very important as she has about a bazillion different creative interests with an equal or greater number of supplies to match.

That's why there are lots of cabinets, all with plenty of storage space.  Here's another one (shown below) with loads of storage and full of paper crafting supplies.  It's a wonder this one hasn't fallen through the floor. If ever the day comes and I hear even the smallest *creak* I will be setting a new world's land speed record while removing myself from the vicinity of this one.... it won't be pretty when it happens!

And on top of this cabinet....

Old boxes, suitcases and books!  Hmmm.....I just realized there is no room on top of this cabinet either! Is there some kind of Romeo sabotage going on here that I don't know about?!?!

Then there is this wardrobe that holds her collection of vintage and antique children's clothes, nature collections, a few bears.....just checking to be sure you are paying attention and hadn't dozed off.

told you there were bears in the wardrobe....

...on top you'll find antique linens waiting to be made into something wonderful.

Or maybe just to be collected as some are very old and the scissor hand starts shaking at the thought of the first cut.

Purrsonally, I'm still hoping for a chance to get up there and knock them all off on the floor.  Well maybe not all of them, I wouldn't mind a bit of a cushion while I nap.  And you know I'd have to do that!!! But it's full with no place to land should I decide to jump.

Yes, I am becoming quite suspicious of her decorating style....could she actually be smarter than I think?!?

If only I could get up on that wardrobe.  I mean look at how high up I'd be - I could then see all those places just waiting for my paw to work it's magic!!!  Yeah, I know, but a cat can dream right?!?  And, will you look at the industrial rolling workstation.... that never rolls from it's current location....see all that stuff on there!?!  It's enough to make my whiskers quiver with adventure-wreaking- havoc anticipation!

The ladder next to it also has wheels, but they don't roll so well anymore, so it stays where it's at and provides inspiration.

For both of us.

But for different reasons of course...

Now something that has changed..... remember the desk she found last year? Come to think of it, she was at a show, supposedly selling...... I am seeing a pattern here..... anyway, remember this one?

All nice and rusty!! With plenty of lounging space for me.  Or Tessa who is notorious for photo bombing pictures.  This piece worked well for me and yes, I admit I was happy to have this new addition.  And then she started cluttering it up with her stuff. How could she have missed the fact that this was my piece, for me!?!
I did not give her permission to put her art journal here!
Well she obviously didn't get the memo! Because she added two antique french screen doors on each side and a door on top to bridge them together.  But wait, purrhaps it was finally a place just for me to stretch out and nap.  Unmolested from my siblings and her smooching lips!

Was this really for me?!  Did she finally see the light?!

You already know the answer to this don't you?

The answer became more than obvious when she added dead vines, chandelier prisms, a birds nest and a frame! Oh the horror!!! Then she told me it was a prototype for the upcoming show.  And besides it allowed her to be creative.

Seriously?! More like a serious mess of weeds for me to get tangled in. I'm thinking this creative thing is getting in the way of proper naptime places.  It's enough to get my whiskers all bent and twisted.

you'll need to click on this to view the larger image
 to understand what you are supposed to see here.

Sorry, where was I?.... Oh yeah, the rusty piece that was supposed to be my new lounger.  Here are some of the details showing the ruins.

in case you were wondering what is in the huge colander seen above

a new to her cabinet and birds nests displayed on a chemistry stand

there are tiny lights in the cabinet but the photo wouldn't take correctly
 - so you get the vanilla version

One other change.... the round gear table was moved to the living room.  She found a drop leaf table that was the purrfect size and needed a little restoration work.  She's kind of weird like that - if it needs some work or has imperfections she starts drooling and foaming at the mouth.  Weirdness, right?

taking nesting a bit too far?...
I mean really just how much surface space does one need to create on?!?

I would like to mention that it was purchased at the last show. Found it in her neighbor's booth space.  And here I thought that if I wasn't there to help her, she wouldn't be able to get out and shop. I'm telling you, I think I should rent her a space out in the middle of an empty field and chain her to a tent pole!

So while there were no major changes (like furniture falling through the floor), there was some small details that changed and stuff added (no surprise there).  She tells me that it is now purrfect and there is nothing much that she wants to change or change out.  Uh huh, sure we believe that don't we?

Is that why the drop leaf table is now in the studio; my rusty "lounger" desk has an arbor AND there is another piece waiting in the trailer to be swapped out?!?  Surely after this is will be totally purrfect and no changes will be needed right?.....

...be sure and check back at a later date as I'm sure there will be something different.  It's the creative side gone wild. Meow.

Thanks for visiting! 
Let's head out and go visit some other studios where bloggers create!
I bet we find they have places for their cats to sleep in the studio!!!

Where Bloggers Create

(Just click the image above to go to Karen's "My Desert Cottage")


this cat does not do rain....

... unless I can be dried off with a nice warm fluffy towel.  Which I am told, there was not a single one to be found at the Vintage Marketplace in Springfield, Ohio.  So I am very happy to report that I had the foresight to stay  h. o. m. e. I can see that I amaze you with my keen senses, leaving you speechless since I don't hear you...

So while I was at home, where it was also cold and rainy, I was inside snoozing in comfort.
Meanwhile 400 miles away, she unloaded in the rain...

two hours into set up and it's still dry in the tent

four hours into set up -
note lunch on table....cookies and water

...sold in the rain and froze her tail off in the rain.  Such dedication for me and the acquisition of monies for my catnip! I should keep her right? Better to send her out into the rain, than risk freezing my whiskers off and getting drenched.  The results would be horrific! My fur would take days to return to it's glorious shine and my whiskers or lack thereof.... oh my fur stands on end just thinking about it! Let's move on, shall we.....

It was so cold, one very kind customer took pity on her numb fingers and gave her their extra set of gloves on Saturday.  If you are reading this, a huge thank mew!!!!  If her fingers had gotten frostbite, however would she feed me?!?  It really was that cold!  Four shirts and a heavy sweatshirt on Friday was not enough.  So on Saturday she wore four shirts, a denim jacket AND a sweatshirt trying to stay warm.

So now you've got a feel for how bad the weather was.  And you might be dreading what I'm about to tell you regarding the show sales.....

There were very few people on Saturday due to the cold, rain and hail.  A day that should have been the best of the three days.  It was the worst sales on record for a Saturday.  And that's thirteen years worth of sales data.

However, sales were very good on Friday and 45 minutes before closing on Sunday.

 The afternoon sun and warmer temperatures Sunday afternoon certainly helped convince a few people to come out. And sure made it a lot nicer for load up.

This show was probably one of the craziest, unpredictable, out of the norm show sales yet.  But in the end when the trailer was packed and she was ready to go....

....there was very little to pack up! 
How purrfect is that?!!!

So you see, it was all good!

Now where is my catnip?!?!!