Thursday, March 8


my studio, canon digital rebel xt

"Before any garden can be seeded, the ground has to be prepared. The rocks and weeds need clearing, the earth has to be turned and the nutrients introduced.
Starting a business is the same way. You have to clear the clutter from your life, internally and externally. You have to create the right environment to be able to grow your vision."

~ Lynne Franks, The Seed Handbook. The Feminine Way to Create Business

This is what I've been doing every day, all day for the past week. Preparing the ground for my business.

Here is my new sage studio (at least my half...I didn't take pics of Boho Hubs desk on the other side). I feel a sense of renewal that I've been longing for. When I walk up the stairs to the loft, I stand, stare and sigh. It feels so fresh up here. I can almost feel soft wind blowing through me.

I've needed this clearing for so long. My studio, the space where I spend most of the hours during my day, was stacked with clutter and therefor, so was my brain. I needed more space, more organization, more femininity, more zen.

In the Seed Handbook, I have underlined "It is so important to create a living, vital space that reflects your energy".

Here it is folks, my space, my energy...

My apologies for the dark tones of these pictures. The lighting is very soft rather than bright up here. Click for larger view:

center desk

vintage door hanging above

my clothes closet to the right

printing section

arches & book shelf (made by boho boy)

view walking up stairs (yes, i have that much bubble wrap!)


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Denise...it's is simply lovely and SO you....it is exactly what I imagined you would do with your creative space. What a lovely and calm place to create your beautiful creations, I can't wait to see what manifests from these beautiful changes. Love to you xxoo

March 8, 2007 at 7:51:00 AM PST  
Blogger Kristine said...

WOW! It is absoultely incredible. I love the feeling of comfort and peace within the space. I'm jealous ( hee, hee). I am also inspired to create a special place, having seen yours. I think we all need something like this!

March 8, 2007 at 1:16:00 PM PST  
Blogger Susannah Conway said...

your studio looks fabulous love! i so love that sage colour... it's perfectly you xo

March 8, 2007 at 1:40:00 PM PST  
Blogger mint and orange said...

love this space... i felt such warm, strong energy when i looked at these photos.
can't wait to see the creations this space will inspire!

March 8, 2007 at 2:05:00 PM PST  
Blogger rubyslippers said...

I LOVE the Seed Handbook--one of my personal favorites!! Your room looks great! Decluttering is so freeing!

March 8, 2007 at 2:05:00 PM PST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just beautiful. What a wonderful place to create in! I really love the vintage door above, very clever idea!


March 8, 2007 at 2:20:00 PM PST  
Blogger liz elayne lamoreux said...

beautiful space...
so wonderful that you created this for yourself.

March 8, 2007 at 2:38:00 PM PST  
Blogger dean said...

I'm just in the process of creating an at-home office myself. It's so important to have your spirit reflected within the room... Your space looks fantastically full. Best of luck with the coming creations.

March 8, 2007 at 2:53:00 PM PST  
Blogger daisies said...

what a beautiful calm sanctuary you have created to create in ~ lovely :)

March 8, 2007 at 3:32:00 PM PST  
Blogger Colorsonmymind said...

The color is so beautiful darling-and it feels so airy and welcoming.

I love seeing your photos framed on the walls-they look stunning.

Love you baby
toe to toe

March 8, 2007 at 4:03:00 PM PST  
Blogger Stacy said...

your radiant energy flows all through the delicious sage garden you have visualized and manifested. keep planting those seeds, your blossoms are gorgeous... (hee hee)

March 8, 2007 at 4:18:00 PM PST  
Blogger gkgirl said...

this is a lovely space,
the colors,
the comfort...
so nice

March 8, 2007 at 4:27:00 PM PST  
Blogger Unknown said...

so purdy. I love it. Thanks for showing it to us. I love the seed handbook, too. I should re-read it and get myself together over here.


March 8, 2007 at 5:00:00 PM PST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hello Sister Boho. Wow the space sures breathes since I saw it last, its like being inside your CLOUD.
I love the old door,now you can place your antique bottles on top and bouce all the colours from the glass into all directions. I think the creative vibes will flow now. I am proud of you Denise and Carsten.With love from the north. Jon-Erik

March 8, 2007 at 7:47:00 PM PST  
Blogger Lisa Oceandreamer Swifka said...

This is definitely a wonderful space, the sage, even on a computer monitor is quite calming indeed. I just love those arches and could see something glassy cool hanging in the center of each one.
I know what you mean about removing clutter in your space helps to remove the clutter from ones mind.
Wishing you many hours of creative bliss!

March 8, 2007 at 8:31:00 PM PST  
Blogger Angela Marie said...

Ahh.. Denise! I can see you here in all that you and Carsten have created for yourselves.

Peace ~ Calm ~ Flow ~ Create

It is beautiful love....

I am taking your comment you left for me on my post to heart. Thank you for your recommendation of the book. I will be getting it next trip to Barnes and Nobles!

This has inspired me!
thank you sweetie

March 8, 2007 at 10:48:00 PM PST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Gorgeous studio! It has inspired me to make a few changes to my "studio" - which is actually just a corner of my bedrom.

Thanks for sharing!

March 9, 2007 at 7:04:00 AM PST  
Blogger Regina said...

Oh, I love the arches- I think arches are just magical- like walking into a castle!
It feels like a ownderful space you have created for yourself!

March 9, 2007 at 7:35:00 AM PST  
Blogger Deirdre said...

I have to admit to studio envy. My little space is the corner of the guest room, but I have plans. :) The color is just beautiful, soft and inviting. I know you'll make magic in there.

March 9, 2007 at 8:29:00 AM PST  
Blogger Admin said...

i love this space! it has so much good energy! beautiful.

March 9, 2007 at 8:35:00 AM PST  
Blogger bronxbt said...

first of all, you can never have too much bubblewrap. jes ask my cats this...

second, never underestimate the power of a creative space. yours is jes' lovely. and i heart the alcove-like cutouts in yer wall.. drool.

also, thank you thank you thank you thank you.
(boho, only you know what this means)

bronxbt & a very sick mr puddins...

March 9, 2007 at 10:02:00 AM PST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

love the sage..thank you for the beautiful image of where you create...xo...

March 9, 2007 at 12:12:00 PM PST  
Blogger not.an.ordinary.girl said...

wow! I looove your set up! where'd you get the desk and shelves? I can never seem to find ones like that!

March 9, 2007 at 2:23:00 PM PST  
Blogger Alessandra Cave said...

Boho! The space looks wonderful and zen! I wish you lots of creativity and prosperity sprouting from there! Now I have to do the same and get my studio in shape. I have already moved things around and "renewed" the layout.. A few final steps and hopefully I'll be ready to create more too!

March 9, 2007 at 6:01:00 PM PST  
Blogger madelyn said...

Your studio feels vital and
serene both -
it must feel so fresh to
be in this lovely space:)

March 9, 2007 at 7:32:00 PM PST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ah, boho. I wish I could come visit you, and bask in this space with you.

March 10, 2007 at 4:34:00 PM PST  
Blogger la vie en rose said...

i recognize that 'D'...heehee...

March 12, 2007 at 1:13:00 PM PDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love the color. It's soothing and inspiring, all at the same time. It reminds me of the color I used for my meditation room (called "Rice Paddy.") Create!

March 13, 2007 at 6:37:00 PM PDT  

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