Hello everyone and welcome to Good Friday! Today is especially good for two reasons; one because we are here and the other is we get a sneak peek into Tina Bernstein’s creative space as she shares the story behind her vignette with us. I have said it before and I will mention it again, I love to hear the meaningful stories behind what others create and hope you enjoy this one as much as I have.
I have a feeling you will love to explore Tina’s vision with her in this post and I am so happy to welcome Tina to this special series I call The Voice of a Vignette. Enjoy…..
Thank you so much Jocelyn for inviting me to share my Voice of a Vignette with you and your readers. It’s an absolute pleasure to be on your blog and this wonderful series.
I have 2 desks to work on in my home office. I LOVE working from home. It’s full of colour and inspiration. I have everything I need here to create my best work and for everything else I go to my other office ‘The Hospital Club’. I collaborate a lot on various projects and people love coming here for brainstorming sessions as there’s always enough materials, books, art supplies et cetera to get inspired and fire up those creative juices.
In my Vignette you will see a section of my main desk where my iMac lives. It’s a purpose build space, the section of wall you are seeing is just above eye level so I can see other parts of my flat. I’ve always been keen on integrating a working space within my living spaces.
What I put up on the wall changes on a regular basis. At the moment you’ll find some paperclips (I collect them), snippets of japanese bookbinding paper, a photo of a tribal man for colour inspiration and ‘wisdom’ and artefact cards with some projects I’m working on. You can see I love and use many pens (in all formats and colours). I’m definitely pen-obsessed and have a large collection. “Mark making’ is very important to me. It’s really the beginning of everything.
I also love tea light holders but as you can see, I use them for all sorts of things. One of them holds some Santa Maria Novella’s pot pourri. Before you cringe, it’s not like normal Pot Pourrie IT’S AMAZING!
My owl bowl (owls are wise) is filled with paperclips.
The Narcissus is from the Farmers Market . I love having one bloom remind me of nature and the ‘real world’.
Books, a huge part of my life. The Visual Aid books here are ready to be given as presents. I’ve been giving these books as presents since they first got published.
The ‘LOVE’ book is very dear to my heart. At the core of the book is a very profound story about a little orphan girl and her drab and loveless existence. Through a brilliant approach of cut-out techniques, coloured paper and naive illustrations the story reveals itself to the reader through holes and flaps as you peel back the pages.
I hope you’ve enjoyed my Voice of Vignette and thank you Jocelyn once again for having me. x
I don’t know about you guys but I am loving Tina’s pen selection! Can you relate with the flowers gracing the desk to remind us that growth is never far away? Thank you Tina for being a part of this series, I enjoyed having you be a part of such a profound and significant part of my blog! Head over to Tina’s blog for more inspiration and “more than you can imagine goodness”!
During the Easter weekend whatever we do, let us do it with love and passion for life.
See you Monday,
All photography by Tina Bernstein for Colourliving.