nooks & sewn snail mail

I never thought I would love a room as much as I love my studio. It’s only half complete, with very bare walls and empty spaces, but it has become my haven during the house renovations. Most importantly, it’s a space that inspires me to work creatively and academically, which has been all but impossible for years now.

One of my favorite spaces in my studio is my little writing nook. C built me a bunch of shelves and WhitWhit helped me figure out how to organize everything in small boxes. I think the best part of this space is that it has nothing to do with my school work. Everything stored here is entirely creative-focused, particularly the books.

Hand-made objects and small pieces:
*Time Marches On print and calendar: Hammerpress
*Pink lamb print: birthday gift from Shanna Murray
*”i carry your heart (i carry it in my heart)” vase/pen holder: collaboration by Vicki Hartman and Shanna Murray
*vintage orange desk lamp: birthday gift from whit whit

This space has been inspiring me to get back to writing snail mail. I’ve been sending Shanna small bits and pieces of handmade notes during her stay in Washington. Writing these little notes has helped me rediscover how much I enjoy cutting up paper and using my sewing machine for paper projects.

Off to post another one…

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  1. sarah rosney
    Posted September 23, 2010 at 5:16 pm | Permalink

    So jealous…will you come help me be creative in my home. It’s just a mess. Love your space!

  2. lucinda Snyder
    Posted September 23, 2010 at 8:47 pm | Permalink

    love the habu yarn in your space!

    what a great trip that was…….

  3. Megan
    Posted January 24, 2011 at 12:45 pm | Permalink

    Where did you find the wood for the shelves? We would like to build similar floating shelves for an empty space in our bathroom but haven’t found our desired thickness in wood yet. We’ve only tried Home Depot so far.

  4. Posted January 25, 2011 at 10:03 pm | Permalink

    we used mdf (medium-density fiberboard). it’s stronger and more dense than plywood. C put popular on the front of the shelves so they look more finished. we actually used mdf for my studio table top too: it stains, especially with water, but the nice thing is that i can just work and do projects on my table and flip it over or replace it when it gets worn down. mdf is not expensive and is a great material! we got it at home depot.

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