Sorry about the overexposure in the photo above. The room gets so much light so I was really not able to get a good shot, but I hope you get the idea. The computer and a new color printer are going to be a huge asset to my creative work. I think this may end up be the place I bead as well. My studio space in the basement has never been conductive to this kind of work.
Along the wall I have a bank of shelves that were installed by some amazing friends. Here resides a good portion of my books along with a bunch of personal mementos. As I was sorting through things and reorganizing I came across some personal treasures. My great grandfather Henry Salo had a brilliant creative mind. I like to think that some of my artistry is channeled through him. I came across a puppet he made from a sock, buttons, yarn, a rubber band and a hanger.
I also found these place mats that he wove, they make me smile. I have a few other treasures made by the hands of my ancestors. I hold these items and memories close to my heart and try and tap into that energetic support as I continue to try expand my artistic offerings.
While I may not have a cool book to show off, or a neat piece of assemblage, I still feel artistically complete as I write my first blog post on my new computer. I have a feeling I am going to write a lot of good things in my new creative space.