Friday, July 13, 2012

Hello Fellow Bloggers...

Welcome to my little neck of the woods!

Before I get started I wanted to give a big yell out
and "THANK YOU" to
Karen Valentine
My Desert Cottage
for pulling the
4th Annual Blog Party
"Where Bloggers Create"

Being a Newbie to the World of Blogging
I am just blown away with the talent and  kindness
she and all you other bloggers have shown me
I'm honored to be participating

 Tickled pink that you are here for a visit,
 wish I could offer you a cup of tea,
 but they haven't figured out how to do that on the Internet yet...
Instead, why don't I do all the talking, and when I visit you,
you can talk to your hearts content...

I've been an artist for most of my life,
and as you all know,
you have to constantly be recreating yourselves to fit the times.
 So I do a little bit of everything.
Come and join me in my studio....

My main desk is an unfinished white door resting on two white cabinets
Works Great
I have great views out my windows
with rabbit, deer and an occasional bear
passing by

I'm working on some vintage movie posters
that I'm turning into little baubles

This is a small desk I do my enlarging
on with the hovering Artograph on the left

Just have to have a TV for those late nights working

I'm always foraging for old bottles to reinvent,
I helped dig up some of these at an old ranch near
Virginia City, Nevada, and made them pretty again

New Product ready to film and post

Pricing can be a challenge

Just love these Soldered Agates

Finished and Framed watercolor

Hope you enjoyed a little glimpse
into my insanity....
Please come by and visit again
I'm on my way to your home now...


  1. Love your spaceand so envious of your view... Sigh... Wish I had a view like that ( although I wouldn't get anything done....)

    The bottles are beautiful and so is all your jewelry!

    1. Hi Maureen,
      You are just too sweet...Thanks for the comments.

  2. It's beautiful! Oh, I would LOVE to have a window like that at my desk.... I'm sure it's difficult not to find inspiration there! And that door turned desk - too creative! Would love to have you visit sometime -

    Your newest follower,

    1. Hi Heather,
      Thanks for the comments
      Coming over for a visit now to your home.

  3. What a wonderful space you have and my, how creative you are with all your things you do! I do love all jewelry and would love to try my hand at making it someday.

    I finally have a little space for moi and would love for you to drop by and see it if you have time!

    bee blessed

  4. I love your creativity! And to see bears pass by - how fun! (I think!!) You got to dig up some of the bottles - oh, I would love that. Feel free to drop by if you have a second - enjoying the hop! Thanks for the inspiration

  5. Ohhh...what a beautiful space..
    I love your big window...and you look
    at a very green garden..

    Thanks fro sharing with us..

    I am you second follower..

    Love from Marijke
    from Holland

    1. Hi Marijke,
      Thank you so much for visiting my Blog from Holland...I am honored.

  6. Hello Charmaine! What a beautiful name. It's so nice to meet you via Karen's party..I'm in on the sharing fun if you wish to stop by my place.

    your studio is so neat and makes me want to stay and play with your supplies for a while! thanks for sharing.

    your newest follower
    creative carmelina

    ciao bella!

    1. Ciao Amico, Thank you for liking my name. The name comes from a waltz that was written in the 1920's.....Believe me my studio is a disaster most of the time...I cleaned up because of people coming over for a party.....You know how that is...
      Arrivederci, Charmaine

  7. Thanks for sharing your pretty space. How lucky you are to have a view.Your art work is stunning!

    1. Hi Blogger, Thanks so much for coming by and the beautiful comments.

  8. Loved seeing your creative space. If I looked out my studio window and saw a bear I would run and hide under the bed!!

    1. Thanks Kathy for liking my humble space...and when I see the bears I just gingerly move back away from the window and watch in awe.

  9. So wonderful to have a view of the world as you create. The door turned table is fabulous! And your work is lovely. Wishing you a wonderful day. Tammy

    1. Thanks Tammy, I do love my view. Heh I'm coming over to pay you a visit.
      So get the kettle on.

  10. Awesome creative Space ♥

    1. Hi Deb, Thanks for the hugs and liking my space...
      Coming by to see you at your space Dragonfly Treasure,just love that name.

  11. Charmaine your studio is awesome! And that view!! OMG... I might never get any work done, cause I would be gazing out the window all the time hoping to see some wildlife!!! I am so thrilled that you joined the party this year!! I hope you make some new friends!!!

    1. Thanks Karen for all your kind support and wisdom.
      Is it Margarita time now?

  12. I love the watercolor and your jewelry creations and the beautiful place you get to create them in!

    1. Thanks Geralyn, We artists all need a place to hideout and hone our passions.

  13. What a great place to create - Thanks for sharing it with us. How nice to have a view of wildlife outside your window while creating. I saw your wine cork necklaces - so pretty. I had a couple of necklaces using the corks in progress but they were in with some things taken when my home was broken into almost a year ago. May or may not try again - corks I have now are from a cheaper wine. :-D
    Hope you are enjoying your weekend.

  14. Good morning. You have many talents and such an awesome room. I want to come to your house and craft. Thanks for sharing. Susan

  15. Love the window for the natural light, but that is also a great view, Charmaine! I'm sure it can be very relaxing and inspirational. It looks like you've got everything close at hand. Love that you used an old door for your desktop. Thanks so much for the tour!

  16. Glad to find another woodswoman at this party. Love your space and your creations. We had a bear eat all our apples two years ago. Always and adventure.

  17. My, to sit working in ones studio and seeing wildlife, including bears is so fantastic...
    I too love old bottles and have several around the house.
    I love your studio, thanks for sharing.

  18. Your bottles are really gorgeous~ TFS I'll be in your area next week! I am so ready for a vacation~ :)

  19. Wonderful space and artwork. Love that big window for so much natural lighting and the view is a bonus with nature and wildlife. Thank you for sharing.

  20. Greeting from Texas! And welcome to Blogworld!
    You have a wonderful space to create!! I love those bangles and sparkles too...that cobalt jar really catches the eye. Lovely painting! What a delightful artform!
    Blessings, Doni

  21. Beautiful studio and your views are definitely an inspiration! I will be back and I too am a newbie and am having a blast!

    Take care!

  22. Welcome to the blog-sphere Charmaine.

    Your studio space is inviting and I especially
    like the natural light from your room with a view.
    Love all you sparkly jewellery and bottles.

    ♥ ஆєℓєηα

  23. I love your space and your blog. I love some of your ideas and some of your collections. I am a new follower.

  24. your art and jewelry is fantastic...and your space is so serene...
    wish I had a TV in mine...your workshop is wonderful!
    thanks for sharing,

  25. Hi Charmaine-
    I agree with Karen - I would never get any work done with that beautiful view.
    Your studio is awesome! Love the bottles you are re-inventing. Thanks for stopping by earlier - I'm a new follower too......

  26. Charmaine, I love your studio and the things you create. Thanks for your kind words on my WBC party post. We live in mountain areas that look extremely similar, but, of course, I'm farther south than Lake Tahoe. I usually bring my antique wooden Chris-Craft boat up there for the boat show, though. Here's hoping we both make it through fire season with NO forest fires!


    Victoria from Brushstrokes

  27. Bonjour Charmaine,
    You have a beautiful place with these windows offering natural light. You must love to create there.
    Thank you for stopping by my blog and your kind comments.

    have a creative summer.Blessings and Bonjour de France !


  28. Just wanted to let you know that Logandale, NV is 50 miles northeast of Las Vegas and 30 miles from Mesquite. It is actually in Moapa Valley next to Overton. It is a great place to live and raise children. We had all our 8 children graduate from Moapa Valley high school. It is quite hot in the summer though, so I spend lots of hours creating in my studio. I sure love all your creations, and when you said you live in Zephyr Cove, NV my daughter and I could not begin to come up with where that was, until I read your profile.

  29. Hi Charmaine,
    What a wonderful creative space you have to enjoy and design. You must be so inspired everyday with the beautiful view and all the treasures you have to surround you. Just a glorious studio to create in.

    Thank you for stopping by and your kind comment. Welcome to blogland. Looks like you are off to a terrific start and going to have so much fun. I am now a new follower too.
    Hugs, Celestina Marie

  30. Not 0nly is your space beautiful, but that view would inspire anyone!! Thank you for sharing your studio with us!

  31. Thank you for sharing your space with us. You are very talented!


  32. I WISH I had a the view you do in my room! Your work is pretty and unique! Thanks for the tour and for the comment on my blog too! Hugs! Cindy :)

  33. Oh, so pretty! Welcome to blogging. I'm so glad you shared your space, and thank you for stopping by my blog. I am still visiting bloggers from the party list. It is always sucha long list. So much to see, so little time. As a side note, we are taking our boys on a road trip in a coupld of weeks and Virginia City is one of our stops. My husband and I enjoyed visiting there in the past so we are excited to take the boys this time.

  34. Very nice things to look at.
    Very neat space.
    hope your week is good.

  35. What a wonderful space you have! I'm jealous of your view... I miss California so much!
    Thanks for stopping by my blog ~

  36. An occasional BEAR passing by??!! I love your bottles!

  37. Fantastic views from your window, must be pretty interesting to see bears pass by... In mine the view is of my Charlie sniffing around and chasing rabbits and birds is about as wild as it gets : ) You have a great work space, and its fun to also be able to see what you create in there. Thank you for sharing both your space and work, I enjoyed that.



  38. Wonderful creative space. So nice and organized too.

  39. Hi Charmaine, I love your space and the door as your work space is so clever and looks great. Thank you so much for taking the time to visit and for your lovely comment about my studio, it really means so much.

    xo, abby

  40. Aloha Charmain,
    You have a comfy, organized creative space! I love that you can look out your wonderful window to see natures wonders.
    Your creations are beautiful and I can't help but notice the hula dancer on your wall; did you paint that too? You're truly a talented artist.
    Thanks for tour and thanks so much for sharing your lovely creations!

  41. Thank you for letting me visit your studio. I love your bottles and those cool necklaces.