this bookshelf was made about 15yrs ago by my very skilled cabinet maker hubby.it was in our spare room before we were parents and then in our sons room..it was a design we saw on a Better Homes+ gardens and I gave it a very astral theme ....do you remember when the stars, moon + sun motifs were really popular? thats the decor we had in the room.
Now its made its way into my studio + I love it in my space. I do have a thing for white furniture + am working towards creating that in my space...it took countless coats of paint to go over the blue.
let me guide you through some of my bookshelf goodies... my all time favourite novel 'Watership Down' I read it when I was at highschool and loved it sooo much I learnt how to play the theme song on the electric organ (they were popular instruments in the '80's) still makes my heart flutter, my rune stones and a beautiful mixed media piece from Lucy.
heart shaped coral from the beach in a vintage glass. some collected shells that are all the same kind + a rainbow canvas painting my daughter created.
my first ever glazed teapot.we were on holidays one year when our son was little + I was in much need of some time out. I went to a ceramic shop and glazed this teapot. most happy with the outcome. and a cup I made from paper clay.there used to be a whole set, but unfortunately the other pieces didn't fair to well over the years.
some red glass beads, a minature painting from my dear friend Maryika, a long life candle I won and a Tibetan clearing bell from my feng shui girlfriend. i use this a lot if there is any yukky energy about in the house.
more shells. these all have holes in them ready to be wrapped or woven into something, in a bowl I glazed. yellow buttons in a vintage glass and a journal I made up with my own rhyme + reason after not getting into one of DJ's journal making workshops here in Australia.
and on the bottom shelf volumes of arty stuff, photo albums of my art, newspaper articles I've featured in and my perceptive astrology notes.
all things dear to my heart. my studio is definitely a work in progress, one step at a time, but I love how this has all come together.