Welcome to Old Soul Studios, We love vintage and aged items that portray a silent story about them. We create new items from salvaged items and create new stories, kind of like the makings of "An Old Soul". We love the art of making something out of nothing, making something old into something new!
Thursday, July 28, 2011
Studio ~ Office
I am grateful to have a room available in our home to use as a studio and office. I like to accumulate things around me that inspire creativity and if nothing else I am good at accumulating! I thought I would share some photos I have taken at different times of things in this room, I have made them black & white to make them more comfortable to look at... this is a very busy room.
I installed an entire wall of shelves many years ago. I keep a lot of small collections of like items that I use in a mixture of different jars that I have collected at thrift stores and tag sales.
I think I have around 55 jars of different things and I still need more jars... should I admit that?
Old file boxes are also something I look for to organize and store paper collections in. I have a wonderful collection of vintage papers and photos.
I like to find unusual things to use in here, like the spinning hardware holder that sits on my drafting table. It holds little things like charms and little parts to everything, I can spin and find what ever I need.
Of course I have an inspiration board, it needs to be refreshed at the moment, but I still enjoy looking at it. It says a little bit about what is important to me and what I like.
I collect fives... and here are a few of them.
I like watches and clocks and things with numbers.
I have a great piece that I enjoy having in this room. It is a mail sorter from the post office. I use it to stick all my favorite things in for future creating. The first picture shows it when I first got it, the second picture shows it now. You can see I put it to good use!
I showed you about half of the room, I started thinking I better not reveal to much or my friends might call that "Hoarders" show or something. Thanks for dropping in, I have linked up this post with "Feather your Nest Fridays" over at"French Country Cottage" be sure to visit Courtney and all her linkers. ~ Jacque