I have thinking of bringing back this regular post on Mondays, and while looking around on line found this “board” site Olioboard. You can put together collections or design/planning boards for all your projects and spaces. I know Pinterest is going crazy right now, but this site is great as well-even more places to use your time. I think I could use this in my design process. What do you think?
This is my studio office board.
It is a beautiful day for the first day of spring. I do love this time of year, the sun is not so hot and all the new greens shoots and flower buds. I hope to get out in the sun, if only the pollen would not be here, it is so early, but at least the pines dust will be gone earlier.
I have to get my work orders finished, I have some garden/yard work to do this year. It helps me relax.
With the surprise of early warm weather I guess it is time to find something to wear. The spring/summer clothing selections are not the best for me. I don’t like to show my weird legs, and really don’t look good in or especially like carpi pants anyway, so the other selections are usually limited. Long dresses and skirts are good, and can be easy to make.
These are great layered looks, I have always been a fan of separates to mix and match, and great color.
Photo/Clothing Credit Gudrun Sjoden
Hope you all have a lovely day. Keep your hearts open to new ideas and adventures.
It is a new week and back to business. I always seem to have too many projects going on, and many never seem to get finished. (I know you all know what I am talking about). I am still tweeking my studio spaces and have been looking at chairs for the little sitting area. I need a comfortable place to sit and read/look at books and think. Nothing seems to be working that I see at the localstores. I did find the chairs above-by Jardan in Australia, a little to far. It may be something I can we can design and build-but will it be too much to add to the list of Projects?
How many projects do you have lying around to complete?
I tend to fall in the trap of over planning, especially that we have a new year and all the experts and calenders, and filing systems come out to tell us how to get everything together for the new year. I have been in the inspiration/planning mode for a while. My design seem to work out best in a more free form way when I actually start to work. So, I just made a mood board and used that for my color/fabric inspiration. Now I am going to let the actual pieces flow from that. More images here.
Spring/Summer 2012 Photo:Jeremy Armstrong
I wanted to use up things in my holiday decorations this year. This is a funky tree SA made for me to decorate. We played with leftover wood scraps. A little something different for the front porch entry.
It has been so busy with all the last minute shows and sales. I am slowly getting the home decor started. I usually do my holiday decorations over a few weeks as I get inspired. We have family staying with us for an extended visit, so it is taking a little longer for everything.
It is different this year with my studio being in the main area of the house, so that will reflect my display and all as well.
My color palette for this season is a little off the usual Christmas Red and Pine Green. I am also comitted to using/making only things I have on hand. There is so much inspiration out there, I do want it to be bold but simple.
Inspiration photo BHG
I Love Chartreuse, Virginia Beach
With the shopping season coming fast, I hope everyone will think about shopping a little different and support local and independent business. It is very inportant to help keep these places going, they are you friends and neighbors and Hampton Roads has much to offer. My work as well as many other creative gift ideas can be found at the following places.
Shooting Star Gallery, Suffolk
The Arts Center @319, Smithfield