Happy Wednesday Friends! Today I'm joining Karen at My Desert Cottage for Where Bloggers Create 2015. You'll love seeing all of the inspiring creative spaces, but first--come and see where I create...
Though I create and publish blog posts in any number of spots in my home, if I had to choose one place as a creative space it would be my garden. It is both my sanctuary and happy place as well as the place most of my DIY projects are completed, like my most recent above. I had been searching for a vintage bike for the garden for some time and when Dear Firstborn came to visit, she brought me this one! Here's how it looked before I repainted it and flipped the seat over as planter:
Last year I shared some of my favorite spots in the garden and how they inspire me. It has been one of my most popular posts. If you are new to my blog, you can see more here.
This year I tried to capture some different views to illustrate my outdoor studio. This is the back wall of my house near the entrance of the garden. You can see the broken chair I painted and repurposed as a trellis, peeking out. The honeysuckle has formed a fragrant green curtain--instant aromatherapy to soothe and inspire!
It's been said that music enhances productivity. The bubbling fountain is my music...
If you have seen any of my garden posts, you've probably seen rosemary in at least one of the photos! Pictured is my first rosemary plant. What started as my attempt to camouflage an awkward tree stump by planting two gallon plants, has become this vast sea of herbal goodness! Once I saw how well it thrived here, I planted more...and more....and now it is the best seller at Secret Garden Herbs. It is very rewarding to watch something you planted with love, flourish and such a blessing to have brides include my herbs in their weddings!
I am not sure how many times I walk this main path to and from the garden each day! Perhaps I should count ... ;)
These hydrangeas are a recent addition. Over the years I've made many attempts, but most of my yard has afternoon sun. In my part of Texas, only three hours of morning sun is recommended and that has been the challenge. Finally, this year I found a spot that has more shade. I adore them!
Do you have a favorite "thinking chair?" I have a few where I write on my laptop. First, in the garden....
...then also in my bedroom. Creativity seems to flow easier when I'm comfy--do you agree?
Flowers are a constant muse for me. I am constantly looking for distinctive ways to bring the outdoors in. The vibrant hues of these sweet smelling roses served as the inspiration for an upcoming post.
Here's a sneak peek....
Thanks so much for visiting my creative space. I'm heading to the party to check out more eye candy--see you there!
MY HEARTFELT THANKS TO THE FOLLOWING FOR FEATURING THIS POST: