Friday, July 13, 2012

Where Bloggers Create 2012: Just Bee 'n Me Studio



Hello!! Whether you are visiting here for the first time from Where Bloggers Create 2012 or you're an old friend stopping by to say hi - Welcome!!  I'm Becky Schultea, full-time licensing artist and illustrator (and part time crafter), and this is a tour of my little studio at our Woodland Cottage near Houston, Texas. I have had a BLAST setting up my studio here and getting it functional and fun!!  Can't wait to show you the details...

Before we get started though, I want to thank Karen at My Desert Cottage for hosting this incredibly inspiring blog event - this is the 4th annual one and they just keep getting better and more amazing! I am looking forward to looking through all the many creative spaces and getting to know the creative souls behind them...I hope you'll do the same!

So here are the details of my 10 x 13 studio, otherwise known as a spare bedroom in our 3 bedroom cottage. I will keep my commentary to a bare minimum and just let the photos do the talking...enjoy!!


This inspiration board is a rusty old baby mattress spring - I used to use it for display at the antique shop space I used to have...

 Love my little buckets full of fabric...







Vintage stuff everywhere...




The display with the little cards is from Universal Designs who licenses my artwork. That is from my Easter collection from 2012...









I won that adorable little bear illustration (below) from my friend and fellow artist Diane Knott when she was having a blog giveaway a few years ago...

I love my paint caddy - $15 garage sale find and it was full of unopened paint bottles!


Here's my bakers rack in the corner, loaded down with goodies. Above it are the posters I made of my Just Bee 'n Me girls for the Craft and Hobby Association trade show I attended in January...






There's always a place at my craft table for you...I hope you can come by someday and play!!!


My Mom and I are going to be launching an Etsy shop early this Fall - these vintage junk jewelry pieces might just be part of the fun you'll find there...you'll have to check back and see!! We're shooting for an August 31st grand opening...




The dual closets are full of fun too...

Rounding out the room is a rack full of vintage embroidered linens (one of my most favorite things in the world!) Just love 'em!! I love the one in the middle (a sweet gift from a dear friend) that says "Say It With Stitches" - just perfect!




I am so grateful that you stopped by to tour my studio and say hi! What an honor to have you here!! 

Thanks again and God Bless You!!

46 comments:

  1. Becky -loved seeing your studio!! It is so fun and just chuck full of creativity!!

    Being a beekeeper I loved all your sweet bee inspiration too!

    bee blessed
    mary

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  2. Hi Becky! Your studio is awesome! Thank you for sharing it with us!

    Hugs
    DebbieB

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  3. Very cute Becky!! Looks like fun in there! Love the posters!! Hope you are doing well!! :)

    Blessings!
    Kendra

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  4. Anonymous5:30 PM

    Wow! That's all I gotta say! Wow!!!!!! You are amazing :)

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  5. I am so looking forward to exploring your blog and art! This is my first year sharing my creative space, so I do hope you'll have time to stop by. I too love to have friends over to create with me though I use more paper and adhesives than paint!

    Thank you for sharing!

    Michaele

    http://twigsandtulle.blogspot.com/2012/07/where-bloggers-create-2012.html

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  6. Becky, if ever it were possible to pass this way again, I'd want to be just like you.If I could magically do a life-do-over, I would try my best to patrern my life after yours. Everything you touch is so beautiful and fits my tastes perfectly.I adore every thing you do.Your life is filled with all the lovely things that my dreams are made of.

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  7. I would LOVE to come to your studio and create with you! It's colorful and happy! Your etsy shop sounds exciting!
    Thanks for the tour.
    Warmly,
    deb

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  8. Hi Becky! Oh, your studio is so darling! It makes me smile just looking at it! I just love your art work. Guess what? I live in Galveston and we're almost neighbors!
    be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  9. Becky, I'm so glad you've got your studio in order! It looks so warm and cozy! I wish you good luck and God's blessings on your Etsy store - can't wait to see it!

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  10. Hi Becky! Loved all your pictures, thanks for sharing.Especially love all that embroidery stuff. Susan

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  11. Beautiful shop. One could get lost looking at all the goodies.

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    1. Thank you so much for your visit and your kindness!! Your jewelry is just lovely!

      Hugs & Blessings,
      Becky

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  12. This is wonderful Becky! I want to explore every single nook and cranny and sit at that table with you digging through the old jewelry! I can't wait to see your etsy shop!

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  13. Becky- What a sweet and wonderful place to create. You must have fun just sitting there and gazing around at your wonderful space- blessings- xo Diana

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  14. Awesome creative Space ♥
    *hugs*deb

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    1. Thanks so much Deb - I really appreciate your visit!!

      Hugs & Blessings,
      Becky

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  15. Becky! this is my first visit to your blog....from the WBC link list! I must comment on your banner....your artwork is so darling! It is cheery and I'm guessing a lot like you!


    Hope you'll swing by my blog too....it's been such a fun day of sharing here online! Party on!


    ciao bella
    your newest follower
    creative carmelina

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  16. Hi Becky, Love your creative space and all the details of your amazing art work. You are just amazing my friend and inspire me more then I can say. So organized and colorful with a mix of vintage treasures makes everything perfect as only you can do.
    I am so excited for your etsy shop and wish you tons of success. Please drop by my shop with a convo when you open.

    Have fun and enjoy the rest of the weekend.
    Blessings always.
    XO Celestina Marie

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  17. Hi Becky! I am a new friend/follower, and a admirerer of your great great space! I live the bright colors and LIFE in these photos! You have a wonderful studio and it makes me happy! Thanks so much for sharing!

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  18. Hi Becky,
    I'm here visiting from WBC and loving your sweet artwork and studio. Thanks so much for sharing it.

    blessings,
    Danielle

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  19. Love your artwork. SO cheerful. I also love your studio. My favorite thing is the pretty vintage linens. I also have a collection of them. Your space is very inspiring with all the touches of antiques!

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  20. Oh, such a happy place to create! Thank you for sharing.

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  21. Ah, so nice! Love the idea what you done with the baby mattress spring. Thanks for sharing!
    Diana

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  22. Becky your studio and your artwork is so special.I can absolutely see you have a ball in that space! Thank you so much for sharing it with all of us! I hoe you are having fun!!!!

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  23. Hi Becky,
    Oh goodness - your bright, happy and colorful studio is fabulous - just the kind of space I love to work in. Thank you for sharing your happy space with us. I really enjoyed my visit and I just signed up to follow you.

    Have a wonderful creative day.
    Blessings,
    Erin

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  24. What a fun and whimsical and colorful place to create.

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  25. Your room is just super. I really like your collection of hankies...I love them and collect them mself!! Your painted girls are to cute!! Thanks for sharing!!

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  26. What a great space - it's so bright & cheery - reminds me of a candy store. AND - I love your creations.... Would love for you to visit sometime... :)

    Have a great week,
    Heather
    stringtownhome.blogspot.com

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  27. I love your happy studio space and your art. Thank you for sharing your creative haven.

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  28. Could I please ask that you remove my photographs from your pinterest site - I have now closed my Flickr account to public view as hundreds of my images have been taken from there and not one person has ever asked me if it was ok. Unlike yourself I am not a business, not promoting or selling anything - I was very happy to share and just wanted it kept in one place. Just as your photos on Flickr are copyright protected so are mine - sadly this does seem to make any difference to yourself. I notice that you have not posted any images on Flickr for several years though continued to use the images of others. Also like you my images are copyright protected on my blog - I can only assume that you do not mind if I use your images as you have used mine.

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    1. I am so sorry. I have been travelling since Friday with very little internet access, but I finally found the access and time to address this. I have deleted the pins that I have been able to identify and will continue to do so if I find any others. I offer my sincere apologies - I know this has caused you angst and that saddens me very much. Thank you for sharing your heart and making me aware of the issue.
      Sincerely,
      Becky

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  29. What a wonderful space and I love the color! Kinda after my heart..... Your illustrations are so clever and gorgeous!

    Thank for your sharing your studio - I will be back!

    Stacey

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  30. Lovely space; adore all the antiques and your work is fab!! Thank you for the tour!

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  31. What a great creative space, Becky! I love your art and how colorful your room is. Love how you've got everything set up, too. It looks like it is already for me to come by and create something with you! Thanks for the tour!

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  32. Love your colorful and whimsical space! How fun it would be to create here! I bet it makes you happy just walking in here!

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  33. You have a wonderful bright ,sweet place to create
    Really like the hanging baskets
    Be safe and Dream big
    Laura

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  34. Adorable and wonderfully colorful. I love the way you are so organized but the vintage shows through. You are very talented with your artwork. thanks for the tour. i am a new follower.

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  35. Hi Becky!
    Your space is really pretty and happy! I love your art. Good luck with your Etsy shop, I'm sure you will be a hit! Thanks for sharing your space and art with us.
    Hugs,
    Kristi

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  36. Hi, I am late with my visiting - as usual - but I like to take my time and enjoy all the creative spaces. Yours is such a happy place! I love your inspiration board and you little buckets of fabric!

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  37. Becky,

    What a beautiful studio space. I LOVE the buckets of fabric and think I might steal your storage idea, hope you don't mind?! Thanks so much for sharing your lovely space, I enjoyed seeing all the goodies and especially enjoyed the embroidered goodies you have on display.

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  38. Very happy creative space, with so much fun to discover within it. I like the little buckets hanging on the wall for storage, fun idea.

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  39. Wow Becky your room is a riot of colour and fun, no wonder your art is so inspired!

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  40. Such a fun loving studio space ~ thanks for the tour ~

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  41. Wonderful "stuff" -- Thanks for sharing. Good luck with your new Etsy~

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  42. You have such a fun studio to create in! Your artwork is adorable and you have wonderful treasures throughout your studio. Thanks for a great tour of your special space.

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  43. Love you studio. It looks chock full of goodies!

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