In My Studio….

Don’t you love having a peek into the creative spaces of others? It’s like having a glimpse into their creative process.

This morning I went on a studio crawl and visited three studios that were open as part of the Alphington Open Studio weekend ~ Anne Warren, Beatrice Magalotti and Sharon Madder. Three very different artists but each welcoming and interesting. [There were other studios to visit, but my time was limited. Follow this link for the full list and artist profiles.]

For many months I have been planning In My Studio as a monthly feature on this blog.This morning was the impetus to set it up. It is based on two ideas.

Firstly, I know I am not the only one who loves to look into the creative spaces of others ~ you do too, I’m sure.

Secondly, I also know that creative types are very generous with their knowledge, and suspect that most of us love to share what we have been up to.

So….I am inviting you to let us have a peek into your creative space. You will notice that I am not saying “studio” except in the title. I like the sound of it there! Creative space is much wider ~ I’m thinking studio, kitchen table, sketchbook, computer, note book, anywhere you create. And I am not limiting it to painters. Writers and quilters, printers and poets, everyone is welcome.

And it doesn’t have to be a final, well rounded piece. It can be, but it might also be a look at what you are working on, a tip, a technique, a new piece of equipment. It might be a photo of your work space or your inspiration board. Or even an inspirational quote!

How will it work? Many of you join in with Celia’s In My Kitchen feature and you will know that I have taken that idea and given it my own slant. Each month I will put up an In My Studio post. I would encourage you to post one on your blog and then link to it in the comments of my my blog. Clear? As mud! Maybe this will help:

  1. Each month you write about something happening in your creative space.
  2. Come to my blog and find my In My Studio post.
  3. Leave a link to your post in my comments section. Then others can follow the link to have a peek into your space. [Sorry, I am not as clever as Celia, and it may take me some time to get the blog roll down the side.]
  4. You don’t have a blog? Put something on Facebook or Twitter or wherever and give us a link to that.

I am going to post my first In My Studio on Wednesday of this week then you will be able to tell us what is happening in your creative life.


12 Comments Add yours

  1. katechiconi says:

    I’m in! Can’t wait to see what you have to show us, and I’ll be sharing what I’m up to, whether it’s the latest stage of the CoH notebook, or the quilt itself


    1. anne54 says:

      Can’t wait to see it! The post is scheduled for Wednesday, so that gives you some time to write it 🙂


  2. EllaDee says:

    What a great idea. I’m looking forward to your posts, and the others generated. I’m not yet in a position to have a creative space but it’s good inspiration encouraging me along that way.


    1. anne54 says:

      If you can’t have your own space then there is nothing better than peeking into the spaces of others. 😊


  3. carlseapatch says:

    Great idea Anne, I love to see what other creative people are up to!


    1. anne54 says:

      Me too! I am looking forward to seeing what others are doing.


  4. What a fun idea, Anne!


    1. anne54 says:

      I am sure that you have a creative project on the go to share, Alys. Your pumpkins were outstanding!


  5. acflory says:

    I work all day Wednesday. 😦 But I’ll catch up on Thursday! Great idea.


    1. anne54 says:

      You know you are welcome anytime, Meeks. I would love to know about your creative space — a writer will bring a different slant.


      1. acflory says:

        lol – yup – a shoebox sized ‘office’. 😀


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