8.13.2013

Artists at work...and a giveaway...


























Recently I had the sublime pleasure to visit two artist studios/workspaces...I love seeing other artists' spaces...
     how is it organized - or not...
     what tools and materials are at hand...
     what surrounds them as they work...

First up...on Sunday there was a reunion of sorts...those who had taken Seth Apter's Mixed Media Memoire workshop on Whidbey Island in May...John Arbuckle was kind enough to host...in his garage...with art supplies everywhere and plenty of table space, I was able to just about finish my journal that I started at the May workshop...surrounded by other artists in the midst of creating helped to motivate me...

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I promise that I'll finish my journal soon
so I can share a few of the pages with you...


















The next day I travelled south to Bellevue to meet up with Jan Reingold of Izanna Jewelry...Jan is going to design a necklace for me to wear at a very special wedding...daughter #1 of the Southern Man, who is marrying her own southern man...in Atlanta in early September.



A few of these glass shards from ancient Rome will be the highlight of the piece...
a perfect combo of glint with grunge...












Jan's studio is filled with eye candy...she kept apologizing for the mess...looked like heaven to me...
 
My studio is truly the messy one...getting ready for Fresh Paint art show this coming weekend...and trying to downsize in preparation for a possible move, I'm all about cleaning stuff up and clearing it out...



So I'm offering a giveaway --a copy of Where Women Create Book of Inspiration written by Jo Packham and Jenny Doh...and this copy has been personally signed by Jo Packham...

Its filled with many artist studios to drool over...and I'll have one less book to pack!

Just leave me a comment here on my blog...and include your email if its not activated on your blogger profile otherwise I have no way to contact you...you have until next Monday August 19 to comment...winner announced on Tuesday August 20.  Want a second chance to enter..."like" my four corners design Facebook page and leave a comment over there as well...




back to cleaning up the mess...though likely I'll get distracted...creating once again...

14 comments:

  1. I would love to play in jan's studio. I was going to buy this book but never got around to it! Even though I am in singapore - I have a US po box : ) Good luck with the cleansing before moving. I have been through 2 move in 5 years...across the world....and still can't part with anything!!!

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  2. Always fun to see someone else's studio. Fun post! My favorite line is your last one about intending to clean up, but likely to get distracted creating. Must be common to artists everywhere. Inspiration is right in front of us.

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  3. I'd love to play in that studio, too! Love the first photo...the IMAGINE word is wonderful! I'd love to win your giveaway, Amy!

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  4. It was great journaling with you Sunday, Amy. I hope we get an opportunity to do it again soon. I definitely want to take your Shoreline class in October.

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  5. Cannot wait to see the journal when it is completed Amy. And wish I could have been at John's with you guys!!

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  6. What a great post! I was drooling over that jewelry studio too! Tx for sharing and inspiring! Aloha, angi in hana

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  7. I forgot to give u my email, einhana248@yahoo.com. Aloha again, angi

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  8. Hi, Amy, imagine my surprise when I clicked open your email and saw John's photo! and then the rest of us. Anyway, it was such fun seeing you and spending the day creating with you. Please enter me in the giveaway for the studio magazine- my studio could sure use some ideas!
    marimuseinpt@gmail.com

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  9. still drooling over jan's studio and would love to own the book! looking forward to seeing your roman glass necklace she creates for you!

    martinisfor2@centurylink.net

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  10. I would just love to win that book!! I am recently retired and trying to figure out what I'm going to do with the rest of my life. I am not particularly creative but I would love to be and therefore, need inspiration. Thanks for the chance. I adore your blog, BTW.

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  11. Does that book come with a live consult and help?! LOL! I could start with reading about organizing and thinking about it and then maybe I'd get it done! I hope you have a great show!

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  12. That workshop looks fun and inspiring. I'll check to see if there are more happening in the future. Also I'll check out your workshop, Amy. (My email is claudia@wasnowcreations.com)

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  13. Love this post about artists getting together to create! Bummer I missed the giveaway deadline, but will follow and enter next time :)

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    1. I'll be looking for next time LuckyRedHen...glad you stopped by and signed on to follow...

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