May 21, 2014

A Summer Studio Shed & my new Open Days . . .

There have been busy goings on around here for the last few weeks
and now at last a long held dream of mine has come true. After weeks of hard work by Mr O, middle daughter & her partner & me, cleaning, mending leaky roof and windows, sanding & painting woodwork, mending & making bunting & covers etc we have created a wee magical hideaway place for me to work in. 
I am so excited, so with no further ado I now reveal, my Summer studio shed!
Ta da . . .  Isn't it lovely.  I think I can safely say it was worth every bit of effort
I love that I can have the doors and window wide open to the world.
I can hear the wee stream that runs through the garden and the call of the birds.
 I wanted no distractions, no phone, no computers, now I can work in peace & quiet surrounded by nature.
Just in time too as recently I was rather pleased to be asked to join a lovely collection of  artistic ladies to make up the group "Stewartry Open Studios".  We are opening our studios during the summer months, welcoming the public in to view our work and our workplaces. 
Above are some of the works by the other 5 artists in the group: clockwise from bottom left ~ Pauline Saul, Susan Metcalfe, Jane B Gibson, Sheena McCurrach and Margaret S Milligan.
You can find out more about us as a group here on Facebook  here .

Here is a taster of what greets me every morning as I step over the bridge by the Summer Studio shed, the beautiful bluebell wood with the birds a-singing, and the stream a-babbling. Can you hear the thunder storm gathering at the start!

My own studio will be open the 3rd & 4th Thursday of the month from May to Sept 10am– 4pm.
May 22nd,  June19th & 26th,  July 17th & 24th , 
August 21st & 28th,  September 18th & 25th.
 If you can't make those days you can give me a call on 07841049023
and I will open specially for you if I can.

If you need directions e~mail me on ruthieredden@hotmail.co.uk
So if you are out and about do pop by if you can, you may yet get a glimpse of the bluebells in the wood as well as see my prints, originals & cards, my sculptures & faeries, works in progress, sketchbooks and doodles & my inspiration board & bits & pieces. The kettle is always on and it would be lovely to see you.

You can see more of my "Summer Studio" images here.

23 comments:

  1. That is fantastic - a beautiful and inspiring place to create. I wish I were nearer so I could pop over and see you on your Open days. I hope they go well.

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    1. I wish you were too, but if you are ever up this way x x

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  2. Envy envy envy! How wonderful - what a special space. I am sure you will spend many a happy hour in there :)

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    1. It is indeed a happy place to be, surrounded as it is by the wild!

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  3. Yay! Its DONE, and looking wonderful! Hope you have a wonderful summer creating in there. And the bluebell woods are amazing. Have a great open studio tomorrow!

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  4. It's a fabulous space. You'll get lots of inspiration there.
    Jacqui x

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  5. what a lovely place to work...

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  6. Your studio looks so beautiful. Good luck with your open days.

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  7. Why o why do i have to live so far away! I LOOOOVE your new summer studio!! What a wonderful idea! How I would love to come an peep around in person!! It looks so cozy and fun and cheerful and delightful!! (o.k. ~ I'll stop...) ha ha ~ Hope you have a Wonderful summer in your new digs!!
    Best of wishes for your open studio days!! :)))))

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  8. Your new studio looks so-o-o charming. Congratulations! Oh, how I wish I could just walk down the road and pay you a visit!

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  9. The effort was worth it. It is a lovley place to work and finding inspiration. It looks very comfortable and the view into the woods is fantastic. This is the right view getting fabulous and mystical inspiration.
    Greetings from Bavaria
    Susi

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  10. What an amazing transformation - you've turned it into such an inspiring space - mind you it would be hard not to be inspired by the setting! Proof as well that dreams can come true - I'm sure that there will be many happy hours spent there.

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  11. What a lovely space !
    The photo of the woods reflected in the window of your studio ~ really proves the point of bringing nature into it . What a great shot .

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  12. Oh my goodness what peace! The studio is perfect! I would love to pop over with some fresh baked treat and coffee. Too bad I live so far away!

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  13. Oh wow Ruthie.. that is such a perfect summer studio! I enjoyed the video, and can imagine lots of faerie folk living in that bluebell wood!
    Dxx

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  14. Gorgeous Ruthie and that's a cracking video clip. We passed your place on the bus after the Gull Craig to Brighouse Bay Walkfest walk. You're looking good.

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  15. I feel so happy for you! A studio is also a dream for me, my wee cabin is so crowded with my two businesses inside. Yours looks wonderful and inviting. I love that you also are part of the open studios.
    wishing you joy, inspiration and beautiful creations.

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  16. It looks like an incredibly beautiful place to work in. How lovely that your family helped to get it ready! Good luck with all the open studios you're doing. Your visitors are in for a treat. :)
    Jess x

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  17. It's amazing how much more can be accomplished when we have the space to move about in, with all our "things" properly in place and a room with a view to inspire. Happy days ahead for you in your new studio!

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  18. What a lovely workspace! I'm very envious since I'm still stuck in my bedroom! Coveting a space of my own at the bottom of the garden... x

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  19. Wonderful, Ruthie! Congratulations! And what a lovely little stroll through the Bluebell Wood ~ thank you! Best to you, T

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  20. Congratulations! What a fantastical creative space! You are blessed and deservedly so!
    And the walk ... the sounds of the birds and thunder ... it's so lush! Love the purple ... sigh.

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