Thursday, August 4, 2011

...Where we really create

Yep, I've started another blog. Sheesh, I can barely keep up with the two I already have, but I thought I'd give this a try.  You know those magazines that we all love so much? The ones that show all the studios and creative spaces that artists and other creative people use to produce their works of art? Well, having been an artist for hobby only for many years, I find that usually all the steps required for submission to these magazines are way too restrictive for me.  I certainly respect the reasons for this.  Publications of this kind can't be bogged down with the time it would take to sort through all the submissions they would receive if they didn't have lots of rules and regulations.

So I thought I would start a blog for my friends and friends to be, to have a place to show where we really create.  I really don't think that our studios are the spotless, snazzy, well thought out work areas that are depicted in the magazines. I mean after all, who wants to see the messy areas that we really use?  Who you ask? Me, me, me...pick me.  I really do.  I want you to send me, not only pictures of your studio when it is at it's worst (because that's usually when our work is it's best), but pictures of what you created in that mess.

I'm thinking about asking for pictures of art studios, crafting tables and children's areas, as well as a shot of that chair by the window where you do your handwork and a picture of your stove top after an experiment in a new dish has gone awry.  I thinking about posting pictures of my hubby's home music studio.  Any where that we go to do what we do creatively.

To get the ball rolling, here is what my area looks like after several days of making polymer clay beads.


It's a mess, but here is one of the things that came out of that mess...


If you are interested in seeing some of my other work, please feel free to click on my other blog, A Walk In The Park Art.  It's my blog about art and everyday life in a small city in the South. 

I do hope you will join me with submissions to this new blog, by sending your submissions to me at susansstudio@yahoo.com.  I will have final say on what I decide to post and I'm not into profanity or vulgarity, so don't even go there. I am not affiliated with any publications and will never pretend to be. This is not and I repeat NOT the place to come if you are looking for advertising space, because there are plenty of other venues for that. It's a personal, non-commercial blog.  If you are just interested in seeing and showing where real life people create, let me hear from you.  I think it will be fun.

7 comments:

JENNY said...

I'm so excited! I can't wait to send some photos!

Peri said...

As soon as I can get the correct card for my new camera (discovered one cannot make a camera which uses SanDisk function with a SONY chip), I will put together a couple of shots of my workshop area(s)! I think this is a great idea!

artybecca said...

I can never take a picture of my "studio"...it's a complete disaster! I have a very high clutter threshhold!

Countryfolk Keepsakes said...

I can share some pics of my clean studio area. Mind you it's never like that, but it's nice to dream. ((giggle))
:> )
~Peanut

Lesley Chandler said...

Love the necklace Susan, love how your work area looks! LOL-just cleaned mine up but it won't last!

Kristen said...

Sounds like fun!!! Can't wait to share, and see what others are doing!!!

Crafty Gal Linda said...

Love this!!! I might just post a picture of my disaster, I mean studio too. heehee Thanks for the plug on your blog roll too. XO