Friday, June 18, 2010

Where Bloggers Create Party

My Creative Space

is a glimpse of my vision for a studio


but for now is a corner in my kitchen

organized in my Grandma Edna's buffet

made for china, silverware, tablecloths and placemats

But instead holds my supplies

for writing, scrapbooking, painting, photography.

And an old TV stand rolls out with

writing resources 

volumes of my journals


And being a mom, I share my space

which is my dining room/kitchen table

with a creative 3 year old named Erin Grace.



It's where I am right now.

And it's my own corner of working out my inspiration.
Here is another view of my creative space:
Here are two posts of creating and sharing with my daugthers: 

Copyright 2010. Jodene (Jodi) Shaw


  1. I am so thrilled that you are joining The Artistic Mother's Group. I love the work you've done on the projects so far. Beautiful job. I also love your creative space and that you include your children in your art. My 9 year old daughter Emily of Super Stitches, is in the group with me. She loves it. I'm glad that you found me and would love to get to know you. It's so nice to be connected with other believers.

    We will be allowing two weeks for each project. But if you get behind, please don't worry. Just keep working a little each day. The whole point of this group is to develop the habit of doing art each day. It is also so we can encourage one another and be an accountability group. I personally need the accountability part of it. Knowing that others are coming to see what I'm up to is very motivational; otherwise, I may not finish it on my own. Some projects may be easier for you than others and may allow you to catch up. But if you don't, don't get discouraged. Just keep on going. This is a low pressure group. I want everyone to have fun and also enjoy visiting one another.

    Please check my blog often for tips, notes of encouragement and exciting news. And please go and read my previous posts because they contain resources that will help you get a good start with the group.

    Please also go back and read all of the posts I have written about The Artistic Mother group, starting near the end of February because there is a lot of good information in those posts that will help you get a good start with us. You can find all of them easily by going to "Labels" a little ways down in my side bar and clicking on "The Artistic Mother" label.

    And one last thing. Please come and check the blog list of participants on a regular basis and visit and comment as much as you can. We want to all encourage one another.

    And could you please send me your email address to sewingwithtrudy at yahoo dot com so that if I want to do a group email I'll have everyone's address? Thanks so much. And again, Welcome.

    Trudy Callan

    I am signing up as follower and putting you on my blog list so I can know when you post, and I am adding your name to the list right now.

Again, I am so glad you could join us.
    Note: Due to copyright laws, we are not allowed to do tutorials or step-by-step photos of the projects on our blogs or take photos of the pages in the book and post them. You may post a photo of your version of the project and talk about your experiences and feelings relating to it.

  2. I've got you added to the list and the blog roll. Blogger isn't allowing me to sign up as a follower at this time. Probably just a little glitch that will be solved soon. I'll try again tomorrow.

  3. Big or small it is still great to have a space to call your own. So, enjoyed my visit with you. Enjoy the rest of the party.

  4. What a very nice use of space. So many goodies!
    Queen Bee Studio

  5. What a wonderfully creative space!

    I adore your storage solutions. They have inspired me.

  6. hi jodene!
    what a most delightful creative spot you have ... love it!
    your little erin grace is a most lucky little girl to have a mom
    like you ... : ) a dream come true ...
    thanks so much for coming by to visit and commenting so kindly ...
    so happy to 'meet' you!

  7. I can see that this space gets used A LOT! :) And that is the point, isn't it!? I love your painting below. :)


  8. I have a small space, too, and dream of having a bigger one. I like the way you've carved out a space for you.

  9. Hello! Thank you so much for visiting me in Montana. Before I carved my space out of an old bedroom, my space was the dining room table. We create where ever can and whenever we can. :)Kit

  10. Your studio may be small, but the memories you are creating with your little girl are priceless. Hold onto them with both hands. Thank you for inviting us to visit.

  11. Really Nice creative space and that you can Share it with your daughters goes beyond words.

  12. always good to have a space we call our own~great photography too~

  13. Jodie, I think it's great that you have a space where you and your daughter can create together. This is such an important time in her life. You will help her develop of love of making things and creating her her heart forever! Thanks so much for joining the party and letting us into your life.
    My Desert Cottage

  14. Oh I love it! Perfect! I love that you are using something of your grandma's in a new way.


  15. It's great to craft with your kids. I only get annoyed when my girl reaches around me and takes things...especially something I was actually using!! Miss Manners needs to re-visit our house.

  16. I love that you encourage creativity in your children and let them experience that with you! Love your little corner, those little birds are so sweet! Thank you for sharing your creative haven.

  17. I love the painting and the hanging birds. Sweet! The kitchen table is where most moms create. And it's a great example for your kids too.

  18. Nice comfortable space. It's so special that you share it with your daughter. You are building memories with her she will always cherish. Enjoyed my visit. Connie

  19. I think your space is great, nothing wrong with small. Great that you have a grandmother's buffet to use. My granddaughter loves to go in my craft room and find treasures to create with.

  20. Yes Jesus does love us doesn't he... I create with my granddaughter all the time. The other day she was coming to spend the night and I have alot of stuff packed up to get ready for a move. Well, my daughter told her that there were no toys over here to play with and she might get bored. (She is 6) She said thats all right my grandma is very crafty!

    God love her!

    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

  21. You did a great job making a creative space out of your kitchen corner. Reading your other post, I loved seeing the books from your grandparents and the pretty collage you are making. "Prairie Song" and your words about being happy and creative where you are right now are lovely.

    Seeing your little one paint is too cute! :D


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