what i did over the holiday break…


top: blockprint, drawing by me; fish by alex of the sunday project
bottom: art piece by evalynn of margins; paper cut & leaf by jackie of smoothpebble; painted circles by marie louise of artstudio
all the art is hanging straight, it’s the photo that makes them look wonky & crooked!

…i cleaned and painted my office/art supply room. it’s been on my to-do list for years, and it feels so good to have it done. it was a mess: boxes on the floor, paper everywhere, books stacked. i tossed, recycled, and donated stuff i didn’t need anymore, and put a lot of my art supplies in an extra dresser that sits at the top of my stairs just outside of the office. hopefully i can remember where i put everything!

i painted the walls with martha stewart’s new bamboo. i picked the color 5 years ago, and i wasn’t going to second guess that choice, other wise i’d never get started. so far, i like it. but the best part? hanging art from my friends on the walls!

north wall

left: kitty susan loves sitting in front of a collage by jen of scissors.paper.glue
right: a crappy painting (by me) that i found in my closet, polaroids on the closet door

16 responses to “what i did over the holiday break…”

  1. Jess says:

    Doesn’t it feel great to get organized!

  2. jenn says:

    very inviting… and with a door to close… awesome.

  3. Anna says:

    Wowzer Jen! I’ve been in your office so I know just how much work you did. I’m very impressed, it looks awesome! Good thinking on not 2nd guessing the color choice. It turned out great and if you’re like me it could have taken a week to repick colors. BTW, I’m sitting in that exact chair right now.

  4. aimee says:

    it looks great jen! not much can beat the feeling of a clean office.

  5. katiecrackernuts says:

    It’s a nice feeling to have your space sorted, isn’t it?

  6. Shelley Noble says:

    Woo. That’s awesome. Congrats. Happy new year in your fab new fresh space.

  7. kristin says:

    it looks great! can you help me do mine next ;)

    don’t forget i still have a grocery bag full of paper punches that belong to you…make sure you have space put aside for those. xx

    i like new bamboo very much.

  8. patricia says:

    it looks great! and the color is very nice too.

  9. Ayama says:

    fab job!! you must be so :) to have such a fresh space to work in. now if you say you are in your office, i can picture where you are surrounded by loveliness. :D

  10. Martha says:

    Let the creativity flow!!!
    Looks like a wonderful workspace!
    Good work!

  11. Jesse says:

    What a lovely space!

  12. Marian says:

    Love the wall color. Aren’t you neat! I’d love to have an office… mostly, I’d like to have (and keep) everything neat and in order!

  13. Dana says:

    Lovely. Want to help me paint J’s room? ;)

  14. Jen says:

    Oh lucky you having a whole room to yourself. I love the colour.

  15. Jackie says:

    The zen of it, all neat and tidy! Awesome! I’ve been away myself because I’ve been cleaning, sorting, tossing too! It feels so good. I like the bamboo, and honestly I love the painting titled “Crappy”!

  16. Holly says:

    I. Love. Your. Door. It is complete awesomeness.

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