Friday, June 18, 2010

CREATE......1. to cause to come into existence; make; originate.

Creativity is can mend a broken can fill up a soul.

Today.....I'm joining other Blogger's in Where Bloggers Create II hosted by Karen Valentine.  

My little spot is not grand or glorious, in fact it has several purposes in my life.

It is my TV room, Library and art studio.

It is furnished with cast offs from several houses and did not cost much to put together, but it is MY ROOM to do with as I please.

I can read

I can watch TV

I can light a fire when it is chilly enough

Or I can paint or craft in my little bay-window area that is closed off by a curtain

It may not be the grandest of areas or the most  beautifully decorated but it is a spot where I can become completely calm and focused and let my imagination wander at will.

I truly believe when you are in that are talking to God through your creativity and he is holding your spirit in the palm of his hand.

Thank you Karen for hosting this marvelous event.  Please visit all the other bloggers who are participating and see all the wonderful and creative studios out there.
Have a fun filled week or so with all your visits!!!!!



  1. Hello my friend... your beautiful spot takes my breath away! Like you, I think of my little place as more than a room to craft in, it is my little retreat from the world as well... your colors are sooo warm and inviting, I could just sit in there all day and daydream (I do alot of that!)... thanks for much for inviting me in for a visit... love to you... xoxo Julie Marie.. PS I do feel for you and your little "venting" post yesterday... life is too short to focus on negative people... be happy and enjoy your beautiful life with your wonderful family that loves you! xoxo again, Moi

  2. Hi again Jo -- yikes, I didn't realize my previous message was so long. And didn't even think it had posted because I got one of those internet explorer messages that said I was no longer connected. Sorry to write a book for ya. HA! Honestly, sometimes it just feels good to get it out of your system. I love your space that has many uses. My dining table is a terrible mess and I must get it cleaned up before the kids and I head to the States on the 27th. Otherwise, my husband says it all goes in the garbage. :) Have a great weekend. Best wishes, Tammy

  3. Hi Jo...oh my. you have.what a super-gorgeous and stunning much wonderful energy everywhere! Fabulous! I am dazzled by the beauty here!!
    have a happy day!

  4. You have such a lovely room, for just you.

    As Joseph Campbell said; I paraphrase... We all need our own sacred space.

    Thank you for letting me know that I didn't let people know, where that old marble is going. Thank you. I added a link to a previous post and added the words: "for cabinet in new laundry room."

    You know, I *pride* myself on being almost too clear, in blogging. But I "fell down" that time. :-) Thank you.

    Gentle hugs...

  5. Oh Jo, I could certainly feel very comfortable and at home in your creative heaven :)
    I love the little lights around your window, tucked neatly in the sheers. I bet the glow is just gorgeous in the evening {sigh}.
    I love how you expressed your feelings about your is indeed the perfect spot for your creative soul :)))
    Thank you for having me and I so enjoyed the creative spirital boost :)

  6. What a wonderful room for creating, Josette! I like that it is multi-functional for you, too. Thank you so much for sharing it!

  7. I love your space Josette! So cozy and functional for creating, relaxing and just getting things done! Thanks for sharing! I love it!

  8. Very interesting and lovely creative space....nice to be able to do as you wish in your creative space.

  9. OH I adore your shelves. I want a library in my next space!! Thank you for the peeks of your space it is fun to share!
    Hugs, Lisa

  10. Hi Josette,

    Thanks for sharing your personal creative space with us. Your post is so beautiful and meaningful. I have really enjoyed seeing your lovely, comfy room.


  11. Beautiful post JO your creating space is lovely! Yes i agree we are at one with God when creating!

    We got three mice Jo!! Heavens i hope there aren't anymore!
    Have a wonderful weekend
    Pamela xo

  12. Looks as cosy as anyone could possibly want
    Have a great weekend

  13. Your spot is so perfect! Sometime I see these deco dream coordinated spaces and that is not me!But this is so warm and inviting. I like that bay window and the fireplace. Your tv ROCKS! I like everything over here.

    Thanks for sharing sweet lady!

    Hugs Anne

  14. Your own little corner of heaven...
    See, we all have our *Dorm*

  15. What a delight to my senses to wander through your creative space,,,and I is all about the things we love and the joy they give...and the space we create out of them!! Enjoy your day! I will be back for more visits and Thanks for peeking in to my studio!!

  16. How clever to use a bay window and be able to pull the curtains shut over the space when you aren't using it!!!

  17. Hi Josette,
    What a lovely space!! I would never want to leave it.
    I like how you use it for other functions as well as your creative space. Just beautiful.
    Have a great weekend.

  18. Your creative space is absolutely delightful! Your space and your words say a lot about you as a person! Thanks for sharing a glimpse into your studio and into your life! Come visit me!


  19. What a wonderful spot to create and relax! Thank you for visiting my site too. I am in Missoula, MT. I hope you enjoy your stay in Lakeside. Kit

  20. Whehter it is big or small it is just grand to have a place to call your own! So, enjoyed my visit with you. Enjoy the rest of the party.

  21. Hi Jo,
    I love your multi-purpose creative space. You know you have a perfect space when you can create, read, watch TV or sit by a fire...all in one room. Sounds great to me!

  22. What a wonderfully creative space!

    I adore your storage solutions. They have inspired me.

  23. your space is so warm and inviting.... that bay window would be so inspiring to me...sunlight, sunlight, can never have too much sunlight.

  24. I love where you create this is a lovely room.
    Thank you for sharinf this with us.
    Hope your doing well

  25. Jo, I love your space, and I could be so comfortable there! :-)



  26. You have a wonderful space, and it fulfills all your needs. I love the little lights! They look magical and a creative space is always magical isn't it?

  27. Your creative space is sweet, lovely and peaceful.


  28. To have a fireplace in your creative area has to be such a treat! Thank you for giving us a tour.

  29. Josette it is totally enchanting. I was captured from the first photo. It looks like the most wonderful cozy place to unwind, relax and create. Thank you so much for sharing it with us!
    My Desert Cottage

  30. Beautiful Post Jo ~ I am Still making my way thru the 400 + Studios, I Always Smile when I come to your blog.... You Warm My Heart Dear Friend

  31. I really liked how you have started out your post ...what it is to create...and the way you have displayed your photos...what a wonderful space to create in. TFS!

  32. What a wonderfull space! Your bookcases are to die for! I love the mirror you have hanging on them...gorgeous!


  33. lovely space, not just for creating in but for hanging out in~

  34. Thanks for stopping by my blog and sharing your creative space. It looks so inviting and relaxing. I loved your comment about talking to God while being creative. It is nice to slip into that time with Him and appreciate the gifts he has given us to share with others.

  35. Jo, I'm still making my way through the list! Your words about creating being healing grabbed my attention. I've always called it therapy, but I like the word healing as well! A bay window and a fireplace in your special place, how wonderful is that?! The "warmth" your room gives off is so inviting. A lovely spot you've created for yourself! Xo, Sue

  36. I think it is quite wonderful that you can have so many functions in one space. How cozy it would be to rest by your fire or paint your day away in that wonderful bay window. Thank you for sharing your creative haven.

  37. What a beautiful creative space you have there....just perfect! I can feel the welcoming warmth coming forth from your pictures.

  38. Sitting down to create in front of that large window must be really nice. Even though I have a studio room often I like to be working down around my family, so I appreciate that place by the window. Thanks for sharing.

  39. Now that is a room you can spend some serious time in! Thanks you so much for sharing your lovely multi-functioning studio, et al. Connie

  40. I'm still going through the list of where bloggers create. Love your room, you can do lots of things there in lovely surrondings.

  41. Your space is lovely and calming and looks like a great place to create. Although I got my studio up too late for the party (just posted it a week ago), I'm getting so many ideas from visiting cozy spaces like yours. Thanks for sharing.

  42. I think it is very grand and beautiful!

    I have only been blogging for a month but I hope to take part next year.

    BTW~ I am having a giveaway to celebrate the 30 day anniversary of my blog... Yes, only 30 days! I would love it if you would come by and visit at Hope to see you there~ Sherry

  43. The collage for your banner is realy pretty - it is fun to see all those great pieces layered together.

    Your studio is great & love that it serves so many purposes. The bay window where you work has such great light... and I imagine is very condusive to creativity.

    It was wonderful seeing all the areas in your room and imagining you curled up in a chair with the fire glowing on a chilly winter night. :D


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