As you can see, my studio is in an uproar today

What a mess in my studio today, but it makes me happy since my son is working on finishing my trim! Continue reading

My new vintage chair is business as usual

This chair had my name on it at St Vincent DePaul’s. The scratched up finish does not put me off because no one would be offended if I painted over it. Which will likely be a project for Continue reading

Tidy studio spaces rock

Stuff. There’s my vintage suitcases and all the other cool things that I collect. They take up a lot of room. Inspiring magazines are wonderful but they are in ugly stacks everywhere. And I am buying more fabric when I already have what I need, only I can’t find where it is. Sound familiar?

One thing is for sure. Having a mess everywhere makes me feel less creative. I can’t speak for you but I know that I love having everything neat and organized and accessible. So I have been looking through books and magazines for ideas. Here are my top 5 things that I did to make my craft room my happy place. Continue reading

Snapshot: Work In Progress

Here is my work in progress of the day: This is a small snippet of Le Petit Chateau, a new hooked rug design for next year’s catalog. Continue reading

Studio Saga Part 2: all the furniture

My new studio space is move-in ready and I am moving in! My first priority was housing my wool for rug hooking. Continue reading

Welcome to my blog!

This is a blog about my artistic life and my love for color. I hope that you will want to drop by for a visit again so that we can think about rug hooking and other fiber arts, dyeing wool, and being creative in all of life. Here is my rug hooking frame set up in my new studio in my home in Oregon. I have my trusty cup of tea at hand to give me courage. My garden lies fallow outside, the bones of which give me ideas for growing peas and tomatoes and morning glories.

My mind loves the fullness of life, of all of my creative pursuits. One feeds off another. And I will hook on my rug and daydream this winter. I love winter and the time to dream.

So welcome to my dreamland.

~ karen