Studio Collage

 I am cleaning my studio today, and in the process, have found or rediscovered items previously forgotten. Visually, these items make me happy. So to capture the moment, I reached for my camera to show you a small collage of items that appeal to me:


I have been toying with the idea to paint my studio in colors that make me happy. Some of the colors above would be nice, then I could paint some large canvas quilts and some large chicken toons on canvas to hang around using a similar palette. It’s time I re-energized myself to create a working space just for me.

I will keep you posted as I work through the process of re-designing my studio from the ground up. Right now, the environment is not inviting enough- probably due to the lack of organization and space. I’ll share stuff as I do them.

In the meantime, I do have a few quilts that I must get to. Today I am loading a large beautiful quilt in a traditional pattern called the Carolina Liy:


Enjoy your Wednesday. Regards, Carla

9 thoughts on “Studio Collage

  1. HIya:) I never have trouble leaving comments here Carla. Its just SOME sites that wont let me. I think its got something to do with owner settings maybe?
    Thanks, G

  2. Carla, for some reason I instantly thought ‘Caribbean’ when I saw those colors, but then I second guessed myself about it (I’ve never been to the Caribbean). I think with all of the light that comes into your studio, those colors will be energizing, inviting, cool and fun.

    Organization……I love when I have an area organized in such a way that I can find everything easily, where there is space and a place to do what I want with the area and it’s contents….and where things are neat & tidy. Not much of my life is organized……but it sure is wonderful when a little piece of it is. 🙂

    I like the Carolina Lily pattern and look forward to seeing what you do with this quilt. I know it will be beautiful and special—just because you do ‘beautiful and special’ so well in your quilting, your drawings and all of your other artistic creations.

  3. Thanks for the comments! Yes, the Carolina Lily gives me terrific space for a wonderful motif. I have been sketching patterns to fit in the space, so I wonder what I”ll do there.

    Anyhow, I so need to be organized!

  4. I did a Carolina Lily last year and it was fun! I did a lot of drawing and ended up with a tear drop shape that I feathered for those alternate blocks. Came out pretty cool.

    Can’t wait to see what you come up with!


  5. You know my house is all done in warm colors, but I’m very much attracted to the cooler tones. I love the palet, and you know I love script, whether it’s on fabric, stamps, whatever!

  6. When I chose the colors for my studio the inspiration came from a Hormel pepperoni ad in a magazine. lol
    I liked the colors in the ad (not much for pepperoni) and still like them on my studio walls. What your showing looks pretty.

  7. Shut up girl!…. “the environment is not inviting enough” Dang with a view like that you aren’t inspired…

    Ok i give you permission to fix it.. but I can’t believe it needs fixing… HA ( isn’t there room to add on? 🙂 …. )you could tell more woody stories that way.

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