Studio Table, Living Beings and Trees

Seth Apter has a call to take a photo of your studio table and play along with over 100 other participants today.  Seth is always great for group activities and he makes everyone feel most welcome.  My studio table is actually pretty neat for me, since we are moving soon, most of my studio is packed up and I have been creating mostly journal pages with recycled collage bits and paint. This photo was taken yesterday as I was working in my journal.

Half way through the day I realized it was my Mother’s birthday.  She’s been gone for 33 years now and while I never forget her birthday it always sneaks up on me sometime during that day.  I was creating a tree, a living being for the Mix-it-Monthly challenge and the Art-Journal-Journey challenge and my whole theme in my head shifted to Treasured memories and what kind of life I was now living that was different from my Mom’s.  I am sure she is laughing somewhere at how much I haven’t changed since I was a girl….and how the perfectionist in her would want to tidy my table oh so desperately, even though it’s not really messy at all.

Enjoy your treasured memories and the creative messes you make. IMG_3685







47 Responses to “Studio Table, Living Beings and Trees”

  1. joarty1 September 18, 2014 at 12:32 am #

    Too neat by far. Soon you’ll be settled again.

  2. Valerie-Jael September 18, 2014 at 1:44 am #

    Love your journal page, and thanks again for joining us at AJJ. Your table looks so tidy, you need to get that move done! Have a great day, hugs, Valerie

  3. Erika - Das blaue Haus September 18, 2014 at 3:38 am #

    So very colorful and fine! Your trees are really special and lifefull.
    Greetings from Erika

  4. Bleubeard and Elizabeth September 18, 2014 at 3:52 am #

    I’d really love to have cubbies behind my work table, but that isn’t going to happen. You have a LOT going on for someone who is getting ready to move. I was most impressed with your art journal. Those pages are stunning.

  5. Lyle September 18, 2014 at 7:16 am #

    looks cleaned up to me! love the tree . I need to plant a few of those for the birds to hide in!

  6. janetg September 18, 2014 at 7:35 am #

    Always love to see people’s work spaces and art supplies!! Your upcycled life is just great!!

  7. LeslieM September 18, 2014 at 8:29 am #

    I absolutely LOVE seeing how people work! Your table does look pretty neat! Beautiful and colorful!

  8. lerusho September 18, 2014 at 8:32 am #

    Love all those colors around, they give so much energy 🙂

  9. boogmartin September 18, 2014 at 8:40 am #

    I’m visiting from Seth’s blog hop. I love your tree!!

  10. Carolyn Dube September 18, 2014 at 9:03 am #

    Your tree- the upcycled life- magic! Great basket of pens to have right there- you might be in a temporary studio but you’re still creating wonderful pieces in it!

  11. Judy Shea September 18, 2014 at 9:13 am #

    Nice to see your table.. looks like a piece of art itself. These pages are just perfect for this season right now. Mom is laughing, I’m sure… but also very proud of you.

  12. sharondoug September 18, 2014 at 9:48 am #

    Nice and tidy!

  13. Rebecca September 18, 2014 at 10:51 am #

    Love taking a peek inside your journal. Looking forward to seeing your new studio space too. My mom has been gone for years too, and I think of her often…although her birthday was on January 1st. A happy day to you friend!

  14. Dorthe September 18, 2014 at 11:09 am #

    I love your little mess, the colours and magazine pages laying around, and so much the pages of : Treasured dayes ,- a wonderful way of remembering your mothers birthday , and “being ” with her on her day !!
    Also love you remembering her with such happy colours !!
    Hugs, and congratulations ,Corrine.

  15. lkr1995 September 18, 2014 at 11:24 am #

    Awesome post! 😀

  16. marjiekemper September 18, 2014 at 12:05 pm #

    Nice peek! Love your tree. Feel you thinking of your mom – for me it’s my dad, 31 years tomorrow. Hugs to you.

  17. Nancy Lee September 18, 2014 at 12:41 pm #

    As always your colors click with me.
    I think I am on a tree binge now.
    Like the peek on your desk.
    Why is it so fun to go peeking?

  18. Monica aka The Creative Beast September 18, 2014 at 12:42 pm #

    I had a recent move, so I know how it can be to have your supplies packed away, but glad you kept a few for art journaling…that is a lovely spread and the sharing of your memories is really dear!
    Good luck with your move! I might peek in to see how your new space develops – if these peeks are any indication, your new space will be just as colorful and inspiring!

  19. Jen Rothstein September 18, 2014 at 12:52 pm #

    Your work is so colorful and happy!

  20. pamelaarts September 18, 2014 at 1:42 pm #

    lovely thoughts……and you are pretty neat!

  21. jan2bratt September 18, 2014 at 2:19 pm #

    It appears you still have plenty of supplies to work with and indeed you do work with them. Well done!

  22. Kay Wallace September 18, 2014 at 3:19 pm #

    So love your most colorful work space, Corrine! Beautiful stuff comes out of this physical chaos!

  23. William Charlebois September 18, 2014 at 5:43 pm #

    I’m afraid I have too many treasures and need to recycle my art space. If only mine looked like yours!

  24. Tracey Fletcher King September 18, 2014 at 9:08 pm #

    Beautiful colours and textures as always… It is going to be fabulous seeing your new studio emerge… Packing away one and being without for a time is going to be awful… Always a joy to visit here

  25. kp September 18, 2014 at 10:01 pm #

    Like being at Disneyland!! Love your cheerful, sparkly space Corrine!

  26. cHim Prints September 18, 2014 at 11:28 pm #

    Can’t imagine moving and keeping the creative juices going too! Wonderful pages. Love the look into your changing world.

  27. Rachél September 19, 2014 at 12:53 am #

    Enjoyed your journal and especially your pencil station!

  28. eric September 19, 2014 at 5:37 am #

    That’s a nice peek inside your studio. – eric

  29. Stefanie September 19, 2014 at 6:45 am #

    Great workspace and lovely journal work :o)

  30. AnnIsikArts September 19, 2014 at 9:48 am #

    A work table is tidy if you’ve managed to keep one bit to do actual work on! Congratulations. I like your ‘upcycled tree’. Ann

  31. Annie September 19, 2014 at 12:32 pm #

    You have a lovely table, beautiful tree. xoxo

  32. Piarom September 19, 2014 at 1:05 pm #

    OMG how I love your collage-art! Your piles of paper and all those yummy pen…looks so inspiring to me…I feel I have to make some more room on my table and start to make art instead of watching into my computerscreen 🙂 Your tree is amazing and so eyecatching!! What a great idea!

  33. Katrina Calice September 19, 2014 at 3:09 pm #

    I love your tree and creative space, messy creative spaces are great, and you’re right yours isn’t even that messy! Thanks for sharing dear friend,

  34. Pam September 19, 2014 at 4:38 pm #

    Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a comment and thanks for a sneak peak into your studio space and life.

  35. kampysgirl September 19, 2014 at 6:30 pm #

    Your space is in the making …all over again! For now it looks like a comfortable area with those warm colors- and your journal spread is beautiful~ and as I read your post i started to cry as I realized why I have been so somber today- it’s my Mom’s birthday- and as you say, it is never forgotten but it sneaks up on you-maybe our Mom’s are laughing together “)
    warm hugs my friend xoxo

  36. denthe September 20, 2014 at 10:27 am #

    How wonderful how your artjournalpage turned into a treasured memory page…. It looks beautiful, and on your workdesk at least you have room to do something, which is not the case with mine …. 😉

  37. donna joy September 20, 2014 at 12:24 pm #

    love seeing the table-and your work (love the tree!), thanks for sharing!

  38. Juana September 20, 2014 at 12:56 pm #

    your table sure makes me want to sit down and create! love the tree journal page too. Thanks for the visit:)

  39. mizzkb00 September 20, 2014 at 9:54 pm #

    your upcycled art (and quote) is pretty cool! Love all the colors!

  40. Terrie Purkey September 20, 2014 at 11:17 pm #

    Fabulous! love the switch your brain made and the journal page is SO wonderful. Goes to show you don’t need tons of supplies to have a satisfying creative result – it’s just more fun!

  41. Gaby Bee September 21, 2014 at 2:55 am #

    Like your creative mess. I really love to see people’s work spaces and art supplies! I enjoyed the sneak peak into your studio space. Thank you!

  42. Laney September 21, 2014 at 8:12 am #

    I love seeing people’s creative spaces! Thanks for sharing yours and your journal page.

  43. Lisa Graham September 22, 2014 at 7:44 am #

    It’s a joy tree and a very happy desk I would say. Your mom sounds like my mom…tidy.


  44. sheila 77 September 22, 2014 at 3:21 pm #

    I do like your spiky tree, so joyful, and what good fun to see your supplies and work area.

  45. lambertjill September 22, 2014 at 5:40 pm #

    Thanks for sharing your space and your colorful and uplifting journal page. Jill

  46. Carrie September 25, 2014 at 5:18 pm #

    Waaaay behind here on reading the studio table links from Seth’s blog, but I’m glad I caught up to yours! Your table looks great! Much more useable than mine at the moment 😉 That’s a beautiful journal page and a beautiful tribute to your mother.

  47. chris October 3, 2014 at 3:34 pm #

    Well, you certainly don’t need another comment on this post because they are FULL!! However… that tree!!!


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