Sunday, June 30, 2013

Artists Studios Online Tour and Giveaways – A Blog Carnival

Go BEHIND THE STUDIO DOOR and see where real painters work! Have you ever wondered about the mysterious artist studio? Now you can tour them online. Visit the links below to see the participating artists' blog posts about their work spaces! Some artists are offering giveaways or special prices for the Carnival.
Marla LaubischCarol SchiffKaethe BealerJo MacKenzie
Michael ChamberlainCharleen MartinSally BinardJacklyn Karabaich
Sharon GravesSea DeanJohnna SchellingTaryn Day
Julie Ford OliverSarah SedwickKim RempelCindy Michaud
Joanne GrantCarmen BeecherCindy WilliamsCathy Engberg

Welcome and here's an inside look at my studio!
Sometimes it's really clean.
And sometimes it's not.
I have two walls for hanging paintings, and two walls of windows.
Below is from the day my nephew came and helped me clean my studio. Loved that!
I have paintings everywhere.
I have a couple tables. One holds a rack that my husband built to display my daily paintings at shows.
The other holds the shadowbox that he and our sons made for me. I love it. It's definitely been an essential tool.
There's also enough room to store my brushes and paints and little things that collect in a studio:
~coloured glass bowls from a junk shop~
~well, I am Canadian... : ) ~
I also have little bits of inspiration taped here and there. Quotes, thank you notes, and art cards (below is a card from a show by David Alexander). There are art posters taped on my door and a photo that makes me laugh propped on a window sill. 
I am hugely grateful everyday for my studio. But aside from my cozy interior, there are also times that my studio is this:
and this:
and even on a few very special occasions, this:
I love my job.
So, thank you for your interest! I just gave a painting away in June for my blogiversary so this time I will hold a 48 hour* 50% off sale from all my available daily paintings (6x6 or 6x8 (approx. 15x15cm or 15x20cm). To view them please look here. Send me a note saying what you'd like and I will change the PayPal button to reflect the new price. If you'd like to see my large abstracts and landscapes, please check out my website
Thanks (and Happy Canada Day to my fellow Canucks!)
*sale ends July 2nd at midnight est








20 comments:

joee said...

Your studio is so bright and airy!! Love that!!!

Just came from Niagara last week, and I have decided that Canadians are the nicest people anywhere!! So very Happy, Happy Canada Day to you!!!

Joanne
www.joannegrantart.com

Karen Johnston Daily Paintings said...

Hi Kim, I love your light and airy studio...it's fabulous!! I have been touring the Artist's online studios...it's a wonderful idea! Love your paintings too!

Karin Lynn... said...

Thank you all for nothing....I have spent two...yes two hours on your carnival of studios. I am joking with the sarcastic opening but wanted ALL of you to know I thoroughly enjoyed the visits. The Internet is a wonder. I would never have known you or seen your wonderful passion without this invention. I garner a "little something" from all of you and as an artist who is trying to find her way I thank you for putting yourself out there for the likes of a "whole world of "me"s.

Karin Lynn... said...

Thank you all for nothing....I have spent two...yes two hours on your carnival of studios. I am joking with the sarcastic opening but wanted ALL of you to know I thoroughly enjoyed the visits. The Internet is a wonder. I would never have known you or seen your wonderful passion without this invention. I garner a "little something" from all of you and as an artist who is trying to find her way I thank you for putting yourself out there for the likes of a "whole world of "me"s.

Marla said...

Wow, I LOVE those windows! Fantastic. Thanks for sharing!

Kaethe Bealer said...

I am definitely in envy. You have space and assistants who help you clean, organize and create necessary gadgets, wow!

Sandra Busby said...

Wow, what an AMAZING space you have!!! That light is fantastic!!! I think I would never leave! :0)

LS Nelson said...

Thank you for inviting us into your studio. And for the inspirational quote!

Karin Lynn... said...

Kim I commented initially about your glorious studio but obviously didn't publish it properly .....I envy your space, light, airy, different zones and a talented artist that inhabits it. P.s. a handy husband too.

Cathy Engberg said...

A really wonderful space for painting! It looks like you have everything there you could possibly need. Loved to see it. Thank you for sharing!

Taryn Day said...

Awesome studio visit, Kim!! Those windows are to die for. I love that you paint both large and small, and are so darn productive! Leonard Cohen is an essential in my studio too :)

Sarah Beatty Lytle said...

What a wonderful space - I love seeing the behind the scenes view:) Love your work - just fabulous.
Sarah Lytle
sarahlytleart.blogspot.com

Sea Dean said...

I totally love your space. I´m honoured to be included in the studio tour with you. I love your work.

Page Railsback said...

Incredible space..so cool to see your work on the walls..to see how big and beautiful it is..all amazing stuff..all good and creative and beautiful. Also love the idea of seeing all of you cool artists and getting to see your spaces

Crystal Cook said...

I LOVE seeing this peek into your studio! It is the stuff my studio dreams are made of. My studio consists of a four by four foot area. ;) Is your studio in your house or do you rent a space?

Sharon L. Graves said...

WOW! What a studio. Love your walls to hang your work. Also love what your husband built for you. Thanks for letting me in.

Johnna Schelling said...

Awesome space and such wonderful art- the "nephew wall" is fantastic. I need to get some of those inspiration bits! Thanks for letting me peek and explore.

Barbara Muir said...

Wonderful and inspiring post Kim. Perhaps I'll take part next time, I was just too run off my feet, and my studio!!!! Not a pretty sight.

XOXO Barbara

Nicki said...

What a treat to see so many inspirational views of your studio space Kim... both indoors and out! Someday I hope to see it in person.



suzanneberry said...

What an incredible idea this is. I so enjoyed visiting all of the studios. yours is stunning and so inspiring!! an amazing space for amazing work!