Where I Create My Art – Blog Party!

Karen Valentine of “My Desert Cottage” is hosting the 2nd Annual Where Bloggers Create Party. The party officially begins on June 19th. Over 450 artists are linking up and sharing posts. I am excited to be participating in this fun event!
I hope you enjoy this sneak peek at where I create.

Most of my creating is done at my home studio, which occupies two separate areas. My desk is where I go to work on most of my small projects; collage, writing, visual journals, beading, etc.

It is also where I go for inspiration. I have surrounded my work space with things that inspire me and bring me joy. In the center of my desk I keep a large collage filled with images of things that I want to focus on and tons of inspirational quotes. My latest acquisition came in a card from my aunt and reads “Our aspirations are our possibilities,” -Robert Browning. I just love that one.

Art supplies fill every nook on my shelving. The space above the shelving is typically lined with magazines and books I am working through. Around my desk hangs art created by my friends and a few inspirational wall hangings I have received as gifts. It is such a joy to sit down and create here!

Oil paintings come to life in the studio area. Although it is a small room, I have found ways to make the most of my space. I work on a collapsible easel that can easily be folded flat when not in use. A rolling kitchen cart perfectly holds my painting supplies and palette. Metal utility shelving works to house extra supplies, canvas, and completed works.

It is also where I display letters written from collectors and gifts I have received from my students. Remembering that my work has touched others helps to keep me motivated.

Then there are the bookshelves. There are rows of books dedicated to artists, art making, art therapy, art marketing, and my own completed journals. Not to mention the hundreds of other books scattered throughout our home. My space would not be complete without them. I love books!

There is a little desk right next to mine for the future artist in our family…

Thank you for stopping by! While you are here, I invite you to peek around my online studio and gallery as well.


  1. Kiki
    June 18, 2010

    Super beautiful…it is always such a treat to take a peek inside a magical space..wonderful..and gorgeous art! Fabulous!

    1. admin
      June 18, 2010

      Thank you Kiki! It makes me giddy to hear another artist describe my space as magical. It certainly is for me.

  2. Claudia@DipityRoad
    June 19, 2010

    The colors just pop!

    So much fun to live around I would imagine… and what joy you are sharing with your beautiful boy.

    I will be back (marked you) when I have more time to look around… i am sure I will be inspired.

    Stop by if you get a moment… I have a little give away.

    Have the best day– enjoy all your visitors!

    Claudia ♥ ♥


  3. Zuzu
    June 20, 2010

    Gorgeous paintings, Jeniffer – and I agree, you create in a magical space!

  4. Laura Ingalls Gunn
    June 20, 2010

    What a wonderfully creative space!

    I adore your storage solutions. They have inspired me.

  5. The Paper Princess
    June 21, 2010

    Thanks for visiting me at Create With Joy! I love your creative space too and of course, I love your beautiful cat!


  6. Lynnae
    June 25, 2010

    Your paintings are just lovely. What a nice studio you have created.

  7. Renee
    June 30, 2010

    you have a wonderful space and you do so beautiful artwork.
    I have to check out your other posts.

  8. That little artist is adorable! Gotta love the paint smudges on his face! : ) I wish I had more room to put things that inspire me near where I create. I try to keep things I’ve seen online in a binder so this way they are all in one place. I have a birthday card that I had gotten for my son last year that I am waiting for some inspiration to hit on. It’s just got great colors and a great image. Reading about yours reminds me to keep thinking on it!

  9. Sandy
    July 1, 2010

    Oh my stars I love your paintings! That budding artist has to be the centerpiece of your studio – how could you not be inspired by that adorable face! Thank you for sharing your creative haven.

  10. Mary Anne
    July 1, 2010

    I love the colours in your creative space!! AND the sweetie that is also creating art along with you. Thanks so much for inviting us to visit.

  11. debby
    July 1, 2010

    What a fun and beautiful creative space you have shared with us.

  12. Connie
    July 4, 2010

    Enjoyed visiting your studio today. I like your paintings as well. I paint in watercolors, but sometimes think I would like to go back to oils or acrylics. It’s all good. Thank you so much for sharing. Connie

  13. Mari Brown
    July 19, 2010

    Really nice to another painters studio, great space, and I love your paintings (very nice). Do you work with oils or acrylics or both? And your “future artist” is just too cute : )

  14. lisa m griffin
    August 23, 2010

    LOVE sneaking a peek into the artists space. And your future artist is quite adorable! Thanks for sharing.

    1. Jeniffer
      August 23, 2010

      Thank you all for the beautiful comments! Your words are very much appreciated.


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