I'm trusting that you're all re-cooped from these
last few weeks and that your time with family was 
filled with fun and new memories.

I snuck away from the workbench ...
after the last container was planted 
with fresh greens ... I called it quits
until today ... yes, as soon as this post goes live,
my head goes head down, as I head down those stairs ... 

but alas, it's time ....
a fresh new look at the workload and a good perspective on
balancing it.

mr. savvy and I dove into a little re-do at my workbench ...
we expanded the space, shop vacc'd every spider web, plugged in new heaters,
and organized every raw piece waiting in the wings!

it's always the small moments in life that bring me the most 

I mean really, who works with spiders hanging above their head?
I do ... it's commonplace here at this old farmhouse!

for now, it's as good as it's gonna get!

No problem, tho ... 
no complaining Joy

it's warm, tidy and organized to suit the 
style of a painter and repurpose-er

 I'm ready to rock and roll!

 There are oodles of new stencils, 
a fabulous pile of frames and barn wood
 a few new tools, a pile of new brushes, AND ideas.

... and the shed is full of website offerings

what more could ya want?

the trusty little iPhone and mac top sit
right next to the workbench ...
so if you need to chat
or you have any questions,
many of you know I answer back as quickly as I can ... 

I'm expanding the 'to the trade' 
portion of my business.
If you have an on line shop or brick and mortar
please feel free to contact me for 
one of a kind repurposed pieces and 
vintage oddities.



Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

If you are like me a clean workspace fosters creativity... and you have oodles of that! Your photos make me swoon!

savvycityfarmer said...

so so true Y ...

Junkchiccottage said...

I love your workspace. I just think of your beautiful creativity that flows from that space. Happy New year and many inspiring moments wished for you in the coming year.

Amy Kinser said...

Joy, your talents just amaze me. I would love to get a first hand look at your creations.

Have a wonderful day my friend.

UPON A HILL said...

You have wonderful taste & love your creations!

Anne said...

I have been to your workshop and it is the coolest space I have seen!I could go crazy searching through all of your little treasures down there!!!And just steps below your sweetporch.Is it still set up as a coffee spot?How is your kitchen coming along?Were you getting new counters?Please share :-)

Brooke Kroeger said...

Oh I love them all! I need to start making signs again soon!

I wanted to tell you how much I enjoyed your post today, and more importantly your site. I do not have to time to comment as much as I'd like to on each days share. I read blogs in a reader and not on the site to comment. I appreciate you taking the time to share with us.
I have been blogging for 4 years now and know how much dedication it takes. I wanted to share with you my new site. I think it is
something you might enjoy. I work with my own photography and vintage scans. I also work in jewelry design, home decor and of course.... gardening.

Here is my new site for my Vintage Inspired Artwork...

And my original site that focuses on my own photography and projects, Creative Country Mom... My home and gardening site, where I share tutorials, crafts, decor and lots of gardening ideas.

Many blessings....Brooke

Bliss said...

Make yourself a little sign for the work bench.... the itsy bitsy spider, they are always cuter when there is a rhyme to go along with them.


ImSoVintage said...

I love it when everything is cleaned up and organized. It makes the working so much easier. Can't wait to see what comes out of your workshop this year.

NanaDiana said...

It sounds like you are ready to go and set to grow! Good for you- I wish you every bit of success-I know you have earned it! Blessings to you- xo Diana

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Happy creating, my friend. I'm doing the same.

Hope Filled Living said...

Laughing as I read that you are working with spider webs over your head...because I can totally relate! My house is 150 years old and we have a little workshop and gym as well as laundry in the basement and there are always cobwebs everywhere. Your space looks great and a good place to create! Best wishes on a prosperous 2013.

vignette design said...

Looks like you're ready to get even more creative in 2013. A clean slate and lots of energy! Can't wait to see what you create!

miss flibbertigibbet said...

Looks like you've made a great start to the New Year! I have to share space with my hubby so I envy your personal workspace! Love all your things always!

Theresa said...

Sounds like you are getting busy at the workbench:) Love all of your beautiful work! Have a blessed and productive day, HUGS!

~ Liz ~ said...

The sight of all that wood, metal and paint brushes just does something to us, doesn't it. Oh, to have a farmhouse workshop. I wish you a wonderful year of successful creations.