Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Craft Room, Studio, Workshop...

Just a quick note:  I am recovering from my back surgery nicely.  It feels as though I do take two steps forward and one step back, but that is usually how recovery goes.  I am thankful for signs that the surgery worked & relief from many symptoms.  My hubby & I are going to the coast for our anniversary Friday for a couple of days.  It is about 1 1/2 hrs from here & I will take it easy.  If I need to lie down I will.  Walking is good & it will be nice to check out our favorite antique store.  It will be nice to get away.  
On to other things...
I have been thinking about my craft room a lot lately.  My dear hubby has been working hard to build a work desk for me and putting shelves in for all my stuff.  I want it to look pretty, but of course, be functional.  My hubby is really concentrating on the later.  LOL!  That is fine, but I will add pretty touches too!  Along with the setting up of my space, I have been thinking  about what my craft room means to me.  I have always called it my "craft room".  It seems to be an outdated term; studio is preferable & sounds so chic.  I don't feel like I'm a chic person & have shied away from calling my crafting space a studio.  But maybe the time to change is now.  I have moved into a new home with a room in the house for my crafting, albeit shared with the office, but that is ok.  I get a whole walk in closet with shelves for all my stuff.  In our previous house, I used to be in a room my hubby made in the garage.  It was hot or cold depending on the weather, which really deterred me.  I ended up moving scrapbooking stuff into the hubby even got me a huge desk to use.  The office, which had been a room set up for my hubby with his large coke collection, ended up being taken over by me.  Even more crafting found it's way into the dining room when it was holiday crunch time; you all know what that is!  This time, it is a planned room.  My hubby's coke collection is in the family room in nice glass front cabinets & the office desk is already shabby chic style which fits into my decorating theme for my craft room.  Anyway,  I thinking it is time to leave my craft room behind and make it a studio.  I looked up studio in the thesaursus & this is what it said:
Main Entry: studio
Part of Speech: noun
Definition: workroom (yep it is!)
Concept: Workshop.
Category: 1. Simple voluntary action (sometimes simple, sometimes not!)
workshop, workhouse; manufactory, mill, factory (I used to make 50 of each item & felt like I was working in a factory); cabinet, studio; bureau, atelier., hive, hive of industry (is that where busy as a bee comes from?); nursery; hothouse ( last craft room??!!), hotbed; kitchen (yep, I've crafted in  my kitchen!); mint, forge, loom; dock, dockyard; alveary (huh?); armory; laboratory (I have concocted some dooseys!!); beehive, bindery, forcing pit, nailery, usine, slip, yard, wharf; foundry; furnace; vineyard., crucible, alembic, caldron, matrix. (whew!)
Well, needless to say, studio sounds a heck of a lot better than some of these!  So I am moving into the popular crowd and having a studio instead of a craft room.  Do you think I will create any prettier items, be inspired in a new way, or just have a change in attitude with a studio??  Hmmmm....I guess we will see!  Maybe I'll become chic....well, maybe not!
Have an inspiring, creative day in your space, be it a craft room, studio, or just the kitchen table.  I'll be sharing some pics of my studio soon...


1 comment:

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

Looking forward to seeing your new studio, Cindy...most days mine looks like an episode of hoarders LOL! I need to get mine fixed up!