Friday, May 7, 2010

Shots From The Studio

Supply Bags in Progress

Happy Friday! I thought I would do something a little different today. Yesterday when I was out glazing away in my studio I was trying to think of things I enjoy most about other blogs. I came up with the realization that I like to see what's going on behind the scenes. I love studio shots, and messes and real life stuff. I thought it would be fun to walk around and take some shots of what's happening here. I just took these this morning.

Quilt sewn together

Kits mid-assembly

Jewelry design table, (it always looks like this)

Kiln half loaded, those tiles have designs for my next fabric line on them. I know I am mean to show them to you when they are all covered up with glaze!

Yellow buttons to be glazed

My gigantic roll of bubble wrap I got last week, I had to have a talk with all three boys(Nik included in this) there is to be no popping when you walk by them.

My still unpainted floor!

Two things I realized from this post....First I need a new camera, mine takes great outdoor photo but the indoor photos are so grainy. Ugh, they are expensive and I don't know how to use all those settings. I think I need to make this a priority though.

Second, I would really like to make this a weekly feature. What do you think? Do you like the studio shots? I hate to say it would be a weekly thing though because then for sure I would miss a week. Let's say "maybe a weekly thing" then there is no guilt on my part when I miss a Friday! While you are telling me if you would like to see more, let me know if there is anything else you would like to see, my ears are open.

Everybody have a Happy Friday!


  1. I think this is just great! And it acts as a teaser - I want to see those buttons when they're out of your kiln! You make wonderful things and it is a real treat you let us see so generously "behind the scene"! Thanks and have a wonderful week-end!


  2. Hey Jennifer, I love the studio shots! It shows all the fun creative work as well as the hard business side of things that have to be done. It reminds me of the series you did on all the prep work for one of your shows. Keep up the good work and I will see you in Milwaukee! Lynn in Miami

  3. I love 'touring' artist studios and would love to spend a day in yours!

  4. I love peeking into the studios of artists. It gives me ideas for organization, helps me understand their process, encourages me that my bead table chaos is the same, and makes you human and accessible. But I am still awed by your presence.
    Enjoy the day!

  5. I like the behind the scenes stuff too....It makes more of a connection to the process.
    Thanks for sharing!

  6. Sounds like so far everyone is up for more studio shots, wahoo. I am wondering if seeing my messy studio week after week will motivate me to clean up? If I clean I might loose things.
    Thanks for all your great comments.

  7. I love your pics. I just started a blog the other day and hope to make mine as nice as yours some day. I need to start getting my pics Downloaded- only have 1 so far. I have been dying to see the studo since it got painted. Did I some how miss it??? I do see you are still getting to the floor. Have a great weekend. Alice from rainy Mi

  8. LOVE the studio shots!! WISH i was that brave!!!! and so glad your design table is as much of a mess as mine....maybe i shouldnt be afraid to show my work area.
    and that quilt is beautiful!!

  9. More studio shots! I like when yoiu are also showing us your inspiration and then organizing skills. I sure help me to think of my working in a more practical manner. And nver get rid of your quility. Ths is well rounded blog so go s - l - o - w......

  10. Wow Jennifer - you are a busy woman! I love this sneak behind the scenes and I can just say you are the queen of multi-tasking.

  11. Alice,
    You haven't missed anything, it's still a bit messy and there are quite a few top secret projects in the works that are scattered about. One of these days I will take some photos, but I have to finish paiting my floor too!

  12. Thanks Heather, I like to have a lot going on I enjoy the challenge of fitting it all in. I know I'm sick...

  13. Kim,
    I realized some of my favorite studio shots are of the messes people have. I like seeing the real work side of it. I know it's hard to believe but I really do have an organized system on that beads table.

  14. Hi Jen! I agree that the studio shots are a lot of fun! I love seeing messy piles of stuff, and it shows how hard you really are working! You go girl!

  15. Love the studio shots - always good to see how others work. I clean up my studio and two days later it is a mess again. Thanks for sharing with us.

  16. I love seeing what goes on "behind the scenes"! But most of all, I love that roll of bubble wrap!


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