Monday, May 27, 2019

Call for photos!

Art room BEFORE

Art room DURING

Art Room AFTER

Art Room BONUS

It's almost summer, and you know what that means!!!

BUT, before we get caught up in drop cloths and painter's tape let's take a look at your writing or working or art room spaces!

I'll post them along with anything you want to write about the space during the next blog hiatus, which is the first week of June when I'm going on a reading retreat.

The example today is Lennon Faris' art room.
Isn't it GORGEOUS???

I want her to come to my house.


Kitty said...

Beautiful! The only thing I'd suggest is to turn that desk around so you're facing the wall.

Amy Johnson said...

Lennon, you multi-talented multi-talent, you! Wow, what a lovely space. I'm happy for you that you have the talent to have created it, and that you get to spend time in it. I love the sense of movement. Being in there must be energizing. And peaceful. At the same time. Nice job!

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Lisa Bodenheim said...

Wow! How cool, Lennon. Such a great talent.

Carolynnwith2Ns said...

Lennon, your art room is especially lovely because of the dichotomy between tranquil and wild.
I love it.

Years ago my art room, my special space, my room of dreams became a nursery and eventually a bedroom shared by two little girls who now have little girls of their own. Even then it was still a special place and room of dreams. Today it is again a nursery for another little-one unknown to me but blessed by the special space.
My art room now, the corner of a table in the heart of my tranquil home.
I look out windows into a forest and across the room to a wall of toys, which when played with by my grandchildren, disrupts tranquility and reminds me of the true definition and nature of “art room”, family.

Which means, my house is to damned small for an actual art room.

E.M. Goldsmith said...

Wow, Lennon, that is amazing. What a great place to get lost in. I love it.

Megan V said...

That's amazing Lennon!

julie.weathers said...

That is gorgeous.

Alas, my writing room is still a mess, so I don't think anyone wants pictures of it. Yes, it is kind of driving me crazy, but it's driving me crazier not having a kitchen.

Janet Reid said...

Miss Julie everyone wants to see your writing space. Also, what is a kitchen?

Claire Bobrow said...

Janet: “kitchen” is another word for “office.” That thing with the temperature controls is for days you need to burn manuscripts.

Lennon: so gorgeous! What an inspiring space to write and make art!!

Lennon Faris said...

Ha, thanks, folks. Yes, energizing and peaceful, tranquil and wild - you put into words what I was aiming for. Thank you for the kind words.

When I was a kid, I had this crazy plan to paint every room of my house a different biome --desert, rainforest, ocean, tundra, etc. (I also wanted to saw holes in the floor and have trees coming up through, but that'll be another day I guess).

I mentioned my mural idea to my significant other as well as my sister and they both said, what are you waiting for. So the next day I went to Lowe's and then this happened.

My significant other is also of the opinion I should turn my desk. My qualm is I like to look out the window, and I don't like having my back to the door. You never know when your nemesis is going to come bursting through.

Anyway, I would LOVE to see everyone's work spaces. Messy or not. Maybe ESPECIALLY the messy ones bc you know that's where the work gets done, or as 2Ns points out, where life happens. I like knowing more about the Reiders here.

Wishing everyone who celebrates, a peaceful Memorial Day.

Lennon Faris said...

Oh! and the framed pic is from Melanie Sue Bowles. She has a way of seeing that invisible beauty in unwanted items, and shaping them into something obviously spectacular.

Barbara Etlin said...

Wow! Lennon, what an inspiring place in which to dream and to create. Like you, I have to look out the window. I once worked in a windowless office. I need daylight and a view.

Katja said...

Oh my, I feel SO good, I feel like I know something today (so often I'm the 'left behind-one' here, ha ha).

Latest when I had seen the wolves, I knew it was Lennon's room (I swear I've never seen these pics before even though she reports to me on a daily basis ;) ). I'm an art connoisseur!!! I recognised a Faris, YAY.
And only THEN did I come down to the 'label'.

Lennon paints the most wonderful art - you should check out her site AND her Twitter account!!

Kate Larkindale said...

What a lovely space you have to work! I'm jealous because I don't have a dedicated space to work in. I just perch at the breakfast bar in the kitchen and work while the rest of the family tumble around me doing their own things.

Beth Carpenter said...

Such an amazing backdrop, and I love the birds flying over to join the fun. You are so talented, Lennon Faris!

KDJames said...

HA! I'm with Katja-- I knew immediately when I saw the third pic that this was Lennon's work.

Very impressive, Lennon! I don't have the artistic confidence to paint my walls anything other than basic white/beige/ivory. Oddly, I never had any hesitation putting up wallpaper, back when wallpaper was a thing. (Also, I have that same globe!)

No one needs to see my writing space. I suffer from the dreadly C.H.A.O.S. (Can't Have Anyone Over Syndrome) and it would take way too long to clean it up sufficiently. Maybe I'll share a pic of the next time the cat gets between me and the laptop, which will be in 5.. 4.. 3.. yep, here she is.

Craig F said...

An art room, how lovely.

We have one somewhere around here, but it is hard to find now. It kind of overflowed. It has infested every wall of the house. If we come up with something new, we have to sell a piece to make room.

I won't even get into the forty two, or three, kinds of paper, eight to nine hundred brushes, and three thousand paint colors. Luckily it is mostly confined to just water color, though multi media is starting to leak under the edges.

Gonna need a bigger boat.

Took two veterans fishing today. I have been teaching them how to fly fish for about a month. They fished with flies they tied themselves. One caught his fist bass, ever. The other caught the largest one he had ever caught. Good day.

Melanie Sue Bowles said...

This is beyond fabulous... I knew immediately it was our Lennon (Crow Girl in my heart).

Brenda said...

Lovely website as well, Lennon.

Panda in Chief said...

What a lovely space, Lennon. I thought about cleaning up my space before taking pictures, but then I would never get around to taking pictures and sending them. You wanted messy? You got messy!