Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Art Cottage Tour

Oh boy do I love a rainy day, and today's rain is wonderful! I just stood out back and gazed at the clean green of the back yard. So soothing.

I also spent some much needed time in my art cottage doing my best to cleanse the energy there, as well as gathering all of the supplies I need for tomorrow's decorative painting class. I did a bit of Reiki cleansing and used a room spray that I made out of essential oils. If nothing else, it'll smell good in there. :)

There was a carpenter ant invasion a few weeks ago and we've been working like crazy to get rid of them. Consequently, the energy in there was altered in a negative way...it just didn't feel right.

While I was hanging out in my cottage, I took some photos to share with you. Nancy from Acorn Cottage asked what was inside, so I'll take you on a little tour. "Little" is the key word as my cottage is only eight feet by twelve feet. :)

This is my little art cottage which sits in our "side yard", facing the back acre.

Here's my worktable and my view. Normally, there is NOT a trailer filled with firewood blocking my way, but until my men move it, it's there. :P

If you look to the right as soon as you walk in the door, this is what you'll see. On the window ledge are numerous pairs of little "mud boots" that my kids wore when they were little, including one pair of cowGIRL boots. (What can I say? I somehow raised strong, outspoken young women!)

Immediately to the left, behind the door, is where most of my supplies are. My son painted these two old school "cubbies" for me because I do love organization! Um, yes, that is a rake in the corner, by the way. Why? Well, it seems that whenever I want to do any raking, all I can find is a broken rake, so I bought my own and keep it there.

Sometimes my sign says this....

...and sometimes my sign says this, depending on my mood.

And there you have it, the five cent tour. Thanks for joining me and I hope you enjoyed it!


  1. What a delightful creative place!
    Thanks for sharing!

  2. OmGosh this is so cute! I love the whimsy on top of the barn.