teeny, tiny personal space.

Ever wonder where we are when we write these posts to you?  Or where those samples that show up in your mailbox come from?  Well, today I am going to show you around my teeny, tiny attic home office where these things happen.  We also do a lot of meetings/brain storming sessions from Lisa's studio, but this is where the bulk of it happens.  It may be small, but it is so nice to walk up a flight of stairs and be able to lose myself in the day's work.  As a start-up we save where we can so it makes sense to work from home since we have the space...  do I dream of a big, loft-like space?  Sure...  but for now, this works just fine:

Here she is in all her glory.  Some things to note:  The back wall is painted in our color hyacinth.  The large canvas hanging is (hopefully obviously) a just started and far from finished piece of art I'd like to complete sometime in the next decade.  I had this idea to paint a cow's face. Really large. I love cows. I grew up having them in the backyard and often discuss the possibility of getting another with the boy.  Their faces are the most loveable things. I'm not sure he agrees.  Since we are a long way from having enough land for cows, I thought a painting would suffice in the meantime.  Anyway, you can see I just blocked out the shapes so far...  I'll keep you posted if I find the time to keep working on it.  That yellow though?  That is a combination of bee and buzz

On the left wall is this table.  This table is my working space where everything from painting and cutting samples to addressing mailings happens.  The cubbies are really functional and store everything from inspiration and tools to samples and paint. 

Speaking of paint.  Here are all of colors in quart form.  I use these every day...  Quiet Nursery Collection on top, Quiet Home Collection on the bottom.  It's fun having every color at my disposal... makes it easy to do impromptu DIY projects... 

like this chair:

or this lamp:

or this knife block:


On this desk lives one of my prized possessions:  an antique white bread box given to me by my mom, Lisa, on my last birthday.  It lives just to the left of the to-be cow's nose.

Inside you won't find bread:

But paintbrushes of all shapes and sizes, tape, artist's paints, and other tools that I use on a daily basis. It's my catch all. 

On the other side of the room is my desk made out of an old door.  Man, I should really paint the power outlet (added to today's to-do list). Anyway. this side of the room is where I write emails, blog posts, and all other computer-related business items.  I spent a lot of time swinging back and forth from one side to the other.  

There isn't anything too exciting to see on the right side of the room.  I do tack up inspiration from time to time...  From the top:  my two fav little kiddos who grow oh so fast, a graphic post card, pinks and neutrals, a chickadee study, niagra falls and more samples....

You'll also usually find one (or 4) of these on my desk. 

Now... It's time to get back to work. 

I use this piece of poster board to keep my table from getting too messy...

and paint the day away...

These will turn into beautiful samples of shutter...

Have a happy day!