Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Original Inspiration

My grandad's inspiration. My grandad invented and patented this Artist's Dream Kit back in the 70's. I am blessed to own his personal kit...complete with his used paints and paintbrushes. I treasure this b/c he died when I was just ten, yet his influence on my life was immense. I now proudly display (and use) this Dream Kit in my own studio. It reminds me daily of the power of Grandad's dreams and his resourceful nature. He didn't make much, if any, money on his invention. But I wonder how many artistic souls he inspired. I know he deeply influenced mine. Enjoy the photos of my studio and have an inspired day!

This is my desk...a bit messy, I know!

This is my armoire. I love that I can open it and have another work area and then close it to cover up the mess!

I call this my "thinkin' chair". I usually have a cup of hot tea on the dream kit table.

My messy, but organized closet. There are shelves up the sides you cannot see. I love artbins to hold my many projects in progress.


Anonymous said...

Annette,,,what a sweet story about your grandfather. Your studio is just as sweet!


Sherri said...

Great inspiration!

Cindy said...

What a wonderful thing that your Grandad made and how fornunate you are to have it. I love it. I'm sure it is a touchstone for you. My Grandmother painted too, and I wish that I had been able to keep some of her painting things. Love the studio. Creativity abounds in chaos! : ) Or that's how I justify it anyway. LOL.

Dee Dee said...

Wow, I love that your grandfather left a legacy of creativity to you. Your craft room looks cozy and fun. :)