Inspired Barn began as my personal studio and workplace for making, writing, and blogging, but also a classroom-workshop to teach, share and inspire others. Over its last year-and-a-half in operation, it’s received a wonderful amount of online attention, and print press from our local newspaper, and magazines Creative Spaces, Country Living, Mollie Makes, and Where Women Create. Naturally, I love being in the barn, as its much more than a place to work and play, as it’s one big, perpetual craft project, of its own. And its become my favorite craft project of all time. This place has allowed me to grow my passion for design and making into something much greater than I ever imagined. Just like with most of my creative projects, I love the hunt and gathering of found goods for repurposing, the design and decoration of containers of all types, the use of thrifted vintage furnishing, and the satisfaction and joy in organizing. So not only do I craft in the studio, I craft the studio! And that, my friends, is the idea behind Creative Keeping for Keeping Creative, a presentation I will be giving in November in Salt Lake City, Utah at the 2015 Pinners Conference!So, whether you have a large studio, a small craft room, a little nook in the corner of a room, or only totes and boxes you keep under the bed for crafting on the dining room table, I want to share with you loads of ideas prompting you to design, collect, and craft for yourself, creating both beautiful and practical items for making a more personal and inspiring art and craft environment.If you live in the Salt Lake City area, or are willing to travel, I hear this conference is like walking right into Pinterest itself with classes and shopping! Just wait until you see the line up of presentations and top presenters on so many exciting subjects! And if you register using my discount code, JUSTSOMETHING, you’ll receive 10% off! If you can’t make the event, be sure to follow me on Instagram (Cathe Holden) where I share many images and ideas for creative studio enriching in my personal style using the hashtag #CreativeKeeping. Soon I’d like to take you on live, interactive tours through my wonderland via the awesome app Periscope, so be sure to follow me there (Cathe Holden) as well! Below are just some of those #CreativeKeeping images. Please pin to your Pinterest boards and share! Thank you.