Serendipitously just the other day I discovered Karen Valentine’s My Desert Cottage blog and was delighted to learn that today she is hosting the sixth annual Where Bloggers Create blog party. The invitation is to let people peek at the space you work/create in. Of course I want to play!
Welcome to Studio Bibolet.
Bibolet is defined as a small object of curiosity, beauty, or rarity; a trinket; a beautiful bauble; a book of unusually small size. And bibelots are what I like to create. I love creating sacred objects and talismans, but I also create jewelry, journals, zines. I play with paper, write poetry, send out love letters; I love color; create magical scented blends with essential oils; and wish my drawing skills were a better match for my imagination. I think the world is filled with treasures and it’s up to us to notice and appreciate them. And most of all I do my best to keep my feet and heart on the joy trail.
I love my studio space. It’s quite small which makes taking wide-angle shots challenging because I can’t really back up far enough. And it’s no secret my photography skills are rudimentary. But let’s not let that stop us from touring my creative haven. My studio is in an enclosed porch on the second floor of my home. On the way up we need to pass the auspicious red door,
and pass under the watchful eyes of one of the studio mascots Rosie Crow,
and possibly be greeted by real owner of the space Amaterasu Solaria.
And receive a blessing from on the many muses who hang out here. This one reminds me of my mother and so she’s affectionately called Mama Muse.
And here’s the first view as we near the top of the stairs.
And this is the view back down the stairs we just came up.
Here’s a head-on view. My work table faces a row of windows so I get great light. But it also makes it a bit challenging to take photos.
My work table.
The upper sills of the windows are filled with bottles of beads, and I love making bottle people so I have a collection of bottles and “bulb” heads on the ready.
Jars of ribbons, drawers filled with treasures, and a wee heart bird.
And a few more Muses to keep me inspired.
Outgoing mail gets held in the interim by the charming vintage postman whose path is lit by a gorgeous moon.
And there you have it – a peek at my studio.
Bye for now. I’m so glad you stopped by. And I look forward to visiting your space if you’re playing as well.