Thursday, November 6, 2008

THANKGIVING BLESSED!

So much to be thankful for.........
The wood is in the shed..............
The leaves are golden floating one at a time past the windows..............
a carpet falling...............
Hydrangeas turning burgundy..........

Dogwoods burning red..............
into the woods.............
new red maple................
view from the top...............
down to the valley of Christmas trees.............
chair waiting............
Celtic monk inviting.................
Come into my world.................
This is a place called Rejuvenation's architectural salvage shop.........old Portland comes alive again, craftsman style homes of Portland Oregon need to be remade...a look I wanted for my new Art Studio........
Da da my Art Studio!!!! Not finished yet but almost..........I painted a river in the stained concrete floors for the guest bath............
the lighting is beautiful and the tables are from Aurora Mills Architectural Salvage....they came out of a hardware store in upstate NY old and full of stories..........the gas stove is in warm and inviting ........ hearth is waiting to be built.......
Danish modern Falcon chair from sweden 1960's...........
Oh more ideas............can't work in here yet........needed larger table tops ......gluing on leather looking linoleum called Marmoleum. It will be sided with stained wood. I got the idea while I was at Rejuvenation's. You can see the counters on the photo up above.

I have great sympathy for what it feels like to not have a art studio..... working on what ever corner or table you can find........ I can't move in just yet............I made art in the kitchen all last week..........

I love my kitchen and little table........I had art supplies on the table.....then the counter........then on the desk in the living room....on the floor............on the dinning table................
Pushing a side art materials..........laying down a dinner mat.........fed my husband soup.
little sneak peek...................a project I was working on.
I submitted two class to teach at Art & Soul Portland 2009..........drove them up to Glenny's house on the due date last Sat.....with Lulu Moon.....(Glenny is the head of Art & Soul) Glenny gasped when she saw them. I think she really liked them, she smiled. This week a committee is judging the projects.........pray with me that I get to teach my classes.......then I will show you the whole project, promise. They came out so, so, so beautiful. I even did the happy dance when I saw how pretty they were...an answer to my prayer. The dance had a clap pattern and a little stomp. It is fun to thank God with your body.
Company coming ..........so the art room moved into my bedroom..............(little light on wall is from Venice Italy)

My bedroom reminds me of Venice, my favorite place.
and more................

Now she is making dolls................So much to be thankful for.................!!!!!!!!!

13 comments:

Di said...

Hi Deidra... thanks so much for stopping by my blog. I absolutely love your home and where you live as well as your art... It's all so inspirational to me.

How are your dolls coming along? I've only just stuffed mine. Got some catching up to do this weekend.

Glad to meet you and love meeting new like minded friends! x

Cindy Thomson said...

I'm sure you are so excited about that studio! It sounds to me like you were describing the Snoopy Dance. It's going to be a wonderfully inspiring place, I can tell.

Thanks for sharing the pics. Makes me feel like I'm there!

Praying for your teaching op....
Cindy

Sharon said...

Your property and surroundings are beautiful. Your sneek peek is very interesting too. Good luck with the teaching proposal.

Brenda Seaholm-Wampler said...

I just love all those pictures. Thanks so much for sharing such beauty!
I also wanted to say thanks for stopping by and leaving me a comment. Had no clue because Yahoo hasn't been sending me the emails stating that I had a comment. So sorry, but thanks for stopping and commenting, I truly appreciate it!

Dayna Collins said...

D-so much in your post, hard to know what to comment on first! Great fall photos - we returned from our trip to a city ablaze with colors of turning leaves. Your studio is going to be amazing - can't wait to see the end result. Very cool that you have continued to make art wherever you can - even the kitchen table. And good luck on your class proposals for Art and Soul. Very bold step and your sneak peeks look like they would be something many artists would love doing. Keep us all posted once you find out the good news.

nanakin1 said...

What a beautiful home you have; what a wonderful studio you're creating! Just looking at the pictures and reading your words gave me the most lovely sense of serenity in the midst of creativity. Thank you for the tour.
Nancy

misty said...

beautiful! everything! i cannot wait to see more of your artwork...such a tease only seeing a little... i know it will be breathtaking!
happy sunday! xoox

lk moonwood said...

Wowee, Deirdre - your home is gorgeous, inside and out! And what a great studio space!!! Can't wait to see it with all your personal touches. ;-) lulu

dollybelle said...

Beautiful photos Deirdra! You have the eye!
xoxo
Christine

Crowing About Primitives said...

I love your bedroom.. what color are your walls I have wanted to do an all white room but i noticed your whites are different.. I can sell you a full ounce for 6.99 or a half ounce for 3.99 please contact me at crowingaboutprimitives@rogers.com

thanks Ann ..

Lucia said...

Hi, thank you for dropping by my blog and leaving a lovely comment :=)I love the photos you have here, especially the one called 'down the valley of the Christmas tree', beautiful color!

GABRIELA DELWORTH said...

Hello,

What a fantastic blog you have!
Wonderful photos! I really enjoyed my visit.

~ Gabriela ~

Simone's Mor said...

Hi Deirdra
Thanks for your visit to my blog..
And what a wonderfull blog you have.
I like your drawings, your sence of beauty and life.
Actually your home look skandinavian :-)

I moved from Denmark to Sweden for one and a half year ago.
I just love the nature and the non stressing life over here.

I surely will visit your blog again.

love from Sweden
Christina