Saturday, July 14, 2012

Surround Yourself with Beauty You Love...

Hello Creative Bloggers Everywhere!

Thank you for stopping by my blog today...
"Fabric Photo Memories by Lovey"
My art features African American women from the 1700's through early 1900's in Fabric.  I created this style of art back in 2009 when I was first introduced to collaged fabric art.  I have since been published in several magazines, blogs and websites and I am truly blessed by all the love I receive from my blog land friends....  (I love you guys too!) 
I have written my first craft book which features my art, as well as tips and tutorials for creating beautiful pieces of your own. There is information about my book in the sidebar :-). 

I feel honored to participate in this event once again for bloggers all over the world.  It is an awesome experience visiting all the creative places that bloggers find their inspiration in.  It is my sincere hope that you will enjoy your visit today and that you will come back again to take a further look around.  Please feel free to leave a comment so that I can find your blog too.  As I venture out to all the wonderful and creative spaces in blog land...I just can't wait to see all the " Creative Eye Candy!"  If you would like to follow my blog, there is a link over in the sidebar as well!
Blessings to you all...
xoxo
I surround myself with Rich Colors...
and Fabric Photos of my Girls...
An Old Iron to press seamlessly...
Vintage Cameras to remind me of their Beauty...
My Work Desk...I'm a Mac Girl!
Lace and Trims that make me Smile...
My SMDiva...
Sewing Machine Diva!
Love Her!!!
Rich Upholstery Fabrics and Threads...
The Smell of Beeswax on Fabric...
there's none like it...
And it's beautiul too...
Hot Glue Gun...
For Making my First Altered Case...
Lot's of Bling!
It's a Bling Thing!
Some of my Girls...
More Vintage Camera's to Gaze Upon 
and 
wonder what they captured...
My Little Corner of the World...
And I love every bit of it!
Original Art Piece in Fabric and now Print!
And Me!
Thanks for visiting!!
I'm off to do the same!
xo
Lovey

66 comments:

suziqu's thread works said...

My Dear Lovey
Everything looks just so very beautiful in your studio. I love all of your incredible fabrics and images. I do hope you are getting in there to create again! You are such a talented artist and a wonderful friend!
You are my inspiration too!
Thank you for visiting my studio sweetie
and leaving such a kind comment.
Big hugs,
Suzy

Kathy said...

Lovey, it just gets better and better every year. I loved seeing all the pretties and inspiration. Thank you for sharing!

~Damita's Pretty Wrap~ said...

Lovely space! Visiting from WBC party. All of your textures and pictures are pretty :) xx Holly

Willow said...

I love it. I can see how you can create such wonderful things in there.

Heather Graham said...

You have a wonderful space & TALENT! I am in love with these photos, and how you are repurposing them.... and you are right, I'm sure those cameras could tell a wonderful story. I love all of the lace you've used in your space - dreamy! I've enjoyed my visit with you, and am so excited to be following, now... can't wait to see more creations of your's!
Have a great weekend,
Heather
stringtownhome.blogspot.com

Lovey said...

Thanks guys for visiting...on my way around too! So much fun!!! Smiles...

Mary Ellen said...

Goodness what a lovely space you have!! Love the way your take history and display it beautifully- what a lovely way to use photos!

Oh my I am eying that gorgeous chandy of yours!

I have a new little creative space for me thanks to all the years of visiting all those wonderful Where Women Create parties- would love for you to come by for a wee visit!

bee blessed
mary

Doni said...

Hi Lovey!!
So good to see your space again...it's just so full of wonderful fibers, laces and fabrics, seeing it all makes me want to sew!!!
Love your space!
Blessings, Doni

Pansy Cottage Girl said...

Thank you for sharing your beautiful creativity!

JoAnne said...

Gorgeous Lovey!

Sandy said...

Lovey,

I love all your rich textures and those little wire houses filled with frills are wonderful. What a super cozy spot you have for making your unique and beautiful art. Thank you for sharing your creative haven!

Marijke van Ooijen said...

My dear friend....

I love your nostalgic space very much!
What a lovely old materials and your style
is amazing...!

Thanks for sharing...

Love from Marijke XXX

**CREATIVE CARMELINA** said...

Hi Lovey!

okay listen...I want your old iron! it is amazing...reminds me of the one my mother had...

and all of your vintage cameras...oh my! what a beautiful collection.
thanks for sharing...as always, you are an inspiration!


ciao bella
creative carmelina

FlowerLady said...

I love your creative space, filled with those rich fabrics and colors, wonderful antiques, and love of life and creating.

Thank you for sharing your space. Very inspiring.

FlowerLady

Dorthe said...

Hello sweet Lovey,
such many beautiful things ,in the spot of yours, to be creative in. I love all your gorgeous fabrics and blings, and love your room with your beautiful creations. Love to see that amazing old fabrics all over, - a very cosy and wonderful room.
Thankyou for showing dear.
Hugs and love,Dorthe

Teacup Mosaics said...

Your creations are just beautiful. Thanks for the tour.
Party On! Kelley

Dragonfly Treasure said...

Awesome creative Space ♥
*hugs*deb

June said...

Hi sweet girl...
SO happy to see you and get to see more of your gorgeous work! I love, love, love your photos of your beautiful girls.
love from me...

fairyrocks said...

Your camera collection is rather unique. Lovely arrangements of fabric. Great altered case and yes your ancestors are beautiful.
Keep smiling and creating

Sandra Kaye said...

I love all the fabric, bling, and old cameras!! Just lovely!! Thanks for stopping by my blog!! Hugs

TheFairyyellowbugQueen said...

Lovey this is a beautiful post of a beautiful studio where you make beautiful work. Nice!!! *smiles* Norma

A China Cupcake said...

My favorite studio !!! You are a terrific artist also
Pat Beglin

craftyles said...

I just want to crawl into that space. I love the vintage cameras-so cool. The fabrics and bling. Your art is really beautiful!

Keli McKinley Hansen said...

Your work and all the beautiful vintage bits are just wonderful!

LauraO said...

You have a stunning workspace and so many beautiful fabrics and trims! I love your creations too. Thanks so much for sharing your space.

Blessed Serendipity said...

Hello Lovey. You have such a beautiful space to create your art. I love your style. Thanks for sharing it and thank you for your visit to my blog today. I enjoyed my visit here.

blessings,
Danielle

Deb said...

Such a beautiful Studio space! Love the vintage cameras.

Anonymous said...

Wow-really enjoyed your blogspot! Love your beautiful photo sprinkled throughout too; felt like you were giving me a personal tour around your studio. Its amazing how you see these women's old and sometimes faded moment and bring their history alive with your creative touches; its profound and moving artistry! Thank you so much for sharing. Wendy

Something Special said...

I love visiting here. Your blog has such a wonderful feel to it. So Creative. I love the quote you have at the beginning. Surround yourself with the beauty you love! (or basically that)

bois-fleurie said...

Your photos show such a wonderful space,and has given me much inspiration to change mine.I must hurry and find your book to buy as well.

Lori Saul said...

What a glorious tour - those fabrics are incredible- thank you for sharing the components of your beautiful art form. Love this!

La Doña said...

Lovey,
Yay! you found me. Your beautiful Girls continue to be lovely and inspire me with their grand posses and and just the beauty that surrounds them. Your collection is to be admired and congrats on getting published. Thanks for visiting. Take care friend!
Hugs!

Jenny

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

WOW...you make lovely fabric photos. Haven't seen anything so cool! I love the vintage items.
Thanks for visiting me.
I enjoyed the tour of your space.
deb

Alexandra Eitel said...

Lovey you have a wonderful space for creating fantastic things.
Have a nice time
Hugs Alexandra

Karen Valentine said...

Lovey your studio looks so rich and opulent!!! I imagine creating in there is a dream!!! Thank you so much for sharing it with everyone again this year!!! Have fun at the party!!!!

Diana Seal said...

Awesome space, you are so creative!
Love it, thanks for sharing!
Diana

Nook and Cranny said...

Love the bling, the photos, the fabrics, your work, love it all.
Thanks for sharing.
Michele

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Great space, Lovey! I love seeing your pictures, fabrics and lace trims! Thanks for sharing your creative space.

Geralyn Gray said...

I love your photo fabric memories......they are very rich looking as well as where you create them.

Hazel (Didos) said...

Hi Lovely, What a wonderful studio you have, I adore your vintage cameras they are amazing, Thanks for dropping by my blog, Hazelxo

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Lovey,
Your creative space is over the moon fabulous and so inviting. I can see many a happy hour designing in this space and the magic you make. Love your camera collection and all the trims just make one swoon.
Perfectly beautiful my friend.
Happy Creating,
XO Celestina Marie

Rita Barakat said...

SO many wonderful things to look at!

Rita Barakat said...

So many gorgeous details!! Love all the trims in the cages too!!!

Marilou of Lulus Lovlies and Heartful Creations said...

Hi Lovey, Your studio is such an inspiration as well as you are. Thanks for all your help with me in selecting my new printer, I love it, just wonderful. I'm slowly getting more organized as you could see. It only took a year and things still need to be labels in the drawers. slowly but surely. Oh and after looking at your wonderful space I'm making not to self to get me a couple of the wire houses from Target, so cool. I saw them but was in a hurry, hope they still have them. Hugs sweets and I'll chat at you later:) xoxo Marilou

StasaLynn said...

Wow, Lovey..... I would have never found you without Karen's WBC! Your artwork is stunning and I just love it! I am now a follower and will definitely be back to see more of your work. I love your space....

Thanks for sharing and I look forward to see you again!

Stacey

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Lovey,
I am totally in love with all your beautiful fabrics and your turn of the century art! I am a Victorian at heart!!
Your creative space is filled with so much eye candy!
Thanks so much for your visit and kind words!

Hugs,
Debbie

Shell said...

I am in love, Lovey! Everything you do is so pretty! What a unique art form. All those gorgeous ladies featured so dearly.

And the textures and Bling! Love!!!
Thank you for Sharing!

Hugs,
Shell

Gloria said...

What a wonderful studio you have. You do really great work. I wish I had joined this year, but maybe next. I did the 2010 and 2011 but this year was too hectic. Love what you do. Thanks for sharing.

Dezinaworld said...

Lovey thank you so much for sharing your beautiful place of gorgeous creativity, i have really enjoyed the pictures and entering your beautiful world
hugs June x

Helena White said...

Your unique work is inspirational. Love all the vintage treasures you have displayed. I have an old iron that belonged to my Mom, which I use in my sewing room. Thank you for sharing your beautiful art and your studio.

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Art in the garden said...

I enjoyed very much touring your creative space full of treasuries awaiting for your creative hands. I love the fabrics and the vintage photos.

Thank you very much for stopping by my blog and for your comments.

Blessings and Bonjour de France !
Hélène

Maureen said...

Wow Lovey! What beautiful work created in a beautiful space! I adore all the textures and colours of the fabrics and bling... awesome!!!

Holly Loves Art said...

Hi Lovey!
Thanks so much for visiting my blog! I just LOVE yours and think your creative space and your projects are so wonderful! Hope you're having a fantastic day!
Cheers!
Holly

Vicki Dutcher said...

Awesome unique craft you do. I can see how your space inspires your gorgeous work. - TFS

Kristi S said...

Lovey,
Thank you for sharing your wonderful space with us! All of your trims are just yummy! I love how your stunning art honors those beautiful women.

Hugs,
Kristi

Riki Schumacher said...

Oh I LOVE all your pics Lovey! So dang beautiful. Congrats on writing, that is wonderful. I just want to come play in your studio! Take care, and thanks for swinging by! xo Riki

Kadee said...

What a treat to be invited into your studio space! As a fellow collector of vintage photos I was enthralled with how you use them. Just beautiful work! Love all the laces and trims and fabrics. And that dear friend of yours... the sewing machine diva!! Thanks so much for the tour!

Maureen Hayes said...

What a truly beautiful space!! I would be so inspired here to create. I am a MAC girl too and I love lace and beautiful fabrics. The photos you have of your girls are magnificent and I adore that you collect vintage cameras as well. Just an inspiring and lovely space and I thank you for sharing it with us! I will definitely be following your blog from now on, I want to see what you create next!

Sharon Morrison said...

I love all the rich colors you work with. So vintage and the pictures are beautiful.
Thank you for sharing your spot.

Debbie Burkey said...

Lovey,

Your room is wonderful, so warm and wonderful. Love all your vintage cameras and sewing machine divas! Everything looks great. Enjoyed the pictures!

Hugs,
Debbie

Fun With This and That said...

Some wonderful fabric and lace you have.
Be safe and Dream
Laura

debi said...

What a fun visit! Love the warm, beautiful colors in your studio, and your creations are stunning! Thanks for sharing!

. said...

Hello dear, I remember seeing your space last year and what a treat it was then as it is now. Such a lovely space, it feels so warm and welcoming. Love your vitage collection of cameras and lace, the cameras are so amazing and like you, it makes me wonder what they captured and who held them in the past.

Thank you for such a lovely tour and many blessings, I hope you are having a great summer so far. Will pop in here again later to see what you have created : )

Cheers,

Mari

Tracey-anne McCartney said...

Adore your work and the wonderful creative space you can surround your talent in :0) Love, peace & light Trace x

bobbie said...

Your work is always so beautiful ~ as is your space!

Creative Grammie said...

What wonderful treasures and fabrics you have in your creative studio. Thank you for sharing!

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