Sunday, February 26, 2012

Creative Spaces - week 8

Some very unusual creative spaces this week. It appears these artist have collected very interesting pieces from around the globe. From vintage luggage and prints, to old travel posters and antique busts, these spaces have an almost tribal feel to them. They speak of foreign far-away lands, with their curious collections and unusual souvenirs. 
Interestingly, this lady's studio is very much a reflection of her amazing artworks and assemblages. See them here

The owner of this studio calls himself an Artist, Writer, Adventurer and Mystagogue! See more on his flickr photostream here

Thursday, February 23, 2012

From the Studio - ghostly apparitions....

I've been going through a gothic, ghostly phase at the moment. I love using images of vintage beauties in my digital collages. In particular, the beautiful Maude Fealy lends herself to ghostly themes and artwork. Maude Fealy was an American stage actress of the early 1900's who's timeless, ethereal beauty made her the subject of many photographs.
Below are some new digital works I have created featuring this haunting beauty. They are for sale in my Etsy shop. Enjoy!

Friday, February 17, 2012

Creative Spaces - week 7

This week I'm featuring 2 grand creative spaces. Both these studio/homes have soaring ceilings and a kind of other-worldliness about them. Also, their neutral palette gives them an even larger feel. Oh to live and create in such an expanse of space.......

I just love these oblong windows which accentuate the curved wall.

This home belonged to a Russian architect. See more photos here:

This studio belongs to a talented Swedish illustrator. See her work here:

Monday, February 13, 2012

Botanica Exotica

Is there anything more beautiful than a floral bloom?
This collection of my favourites from Etsy simply takes my breath away.....

Friday, February 10, 2012

Creative Spaces - week 6

This week's creative space is another sewing room. I love the bright and cheery fabrics and the way they are displayed on simple hanging rods for inspiration.
I especially like the gorgeous antique cabinet with rows of colourful cotton reels all within arms reach of the sewing machine.
So much yummy fabric for so many craft projects.
See more of this lady's work here:

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Freebie downloads – Valentine's Day

Some charming vintage Valentines images, compliments of Dover Publications. Feel free to download and use in your artwork.
Happy Valentine's Day for the 14th February :)

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Creative Spaces - week 5

This creative space appears to be more a combination of craft room/home wares shop/living space, rather than just a regular studio – but I just had to share it with you.
I'm a big lover of shabby chic styling and rustic, earthy interiors – and this space is a beautiful example of this. From wooden floorboards to neutral fabrics and 'worn in' decor, this space exudes all the charm of a relaxed, casual, but elegant shabby chic interior.

Who wouldn't want to nestle amongst white billowy cushions, surrounded by candles, ever so pretty crockery, and a wall full of matching love hearts?

Saturday, February 4, 2012

From the Studio - works in progress

A sneak peek of new digital works instore soon......

All artwork © Stella Peterson, Crimson Circle Studios 2012