Welcome to Studio Saturday! Each week one of our contributors gives you a sneak peek into their studio, creative process or inspirations. We ask a related question of our readers and hope you'll leave comments! As an incentive we offer a free prize each week to bribe you to use that keyboard. The following week we choose a random winner.
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This week we visit the studio of Shannon LeVart at
I am now posting to you from Florida!
I am crazy busy setting up a work studio and fulfilling a few projects I committed to before moving, but we are settling in nicely. Visiting the ocean daily, signing the kiddos up for summer camps, making new friends and setting up a new work schedule.
It is chaotic but thrilling! As if going through the mundane task of daily living is somehow transformed by the sound of pounding waves.
I would love to share my new work space with you;
Yep! I work outside!
I am usually up by 7 am; I oversee the kids during their morning chores and help them get ready for their various activities. I then walk to the BEACH, where I collect lots of sea offerings before heading home to start on whatever orders are waiting for me at the pool side work bench.
Why, you could call me Captain Contentment, I am so happy right now!
Here is the view I work under in my atrium;
It is always like this. I think it has rained a total of 4 times since we have moved here.
Absolutely heavenly blue skies!
In addition to filling orders, I have been working on a new collection to present to a local shop. Inspired by artist Anahata Katkin's bohemian like girls, with their big hoop-de earrings, lush flowers and vibrant swirling colors!
Using patinas to add bold color to big metal discs that are then embellished with chain, beads and charms has been so much fun. I let go while creating this collection, the larger the metal, the more wildly satisfied I was! The longer the chain, the louder the jangle!
Even if the shop they are intended for doesn't accept them, I have had a great time trying on this new Lux Boho trend.
So what new thing has taken over your creative endeavors?
Have you surprised yourself with a new source of inspiration or are you remaining steady and true to what is near and dear to your heart?
If you leave a comment on this post before next Saturday, you will be entered into a drawing to possibly win;
Your own custom colored Sea Gypsy Jewel Pendant!
These specially textured pendants are the perfect size to stack art beads in front of or dangle from the top. I would love to make you one next week if you want to participate in commenting.
Thank you for visiting my Studio Saturday post!
Much Love & Respect,