Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Art cottages by the sea


My art cottage that you see is from a collage (if wishes could make it real!) it represents my ideal life.  You know about that one...the one where we live in a fabulous art community of kindred spirits, and we eat lots of delicious food and don't gain weight, and our dogs come to "work" with us every day, because our work is art and we do this in an adorable cottage by the sea with the smell of roses and lavender wafts through the windows, and we can wear our gypsy clothes....

I am at least lucky to have a room of my own in my ordinary suburban house for my art studio (and that's a pretty cool thing too) and I've been a bit fired up this week to paint the boring white bookshelves in it into glorious hot pink, and mango orange, and Indian Yellow Hue gold (well, that's what Golden paints calls it) and maybe some sage green.  I got a couple of guest chairs for my room this weekend at an antiques market (nice word for maybe-I'll-find-something junk rummage) and they're already painted in adorable stripes and spots and so forth, but I think they need a little more tweaking...

Good thing it's a four day weekend, huh!  Hope you spend yours the way you want to - with family, or friends, or solitude (and that's a GREAT thing too) and pets and art and your muse!

3 comments:

Shelly S said...

Jolyon is working the day after Thanksgiving... so I will be making jewelry! :)I can't wait to have my own craft room...

Mar said...

i LOVE your art cottage!...and the perfect space!
don't we all want that
:)

Anne said...

Hi, Jane! I love your description of your little art cottage by the sea! I'd love to come visit, smell the lavender, listen to the waves, pet the dog, and see what you're creating! Hope you and yours have a fabulous holiday season! :-)