studio muse – penny lane

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Introducing Penny Lane — The first piece I completed in 2013.

Penny Lane after her 2nd Chance ~ $550

Penny Lane after her 2nd Chance ~ $550

The sweet mini-dresser Penny Lane holds a special place in my heart. She arrived in my studio in late 2012 and patiently waited. On days I mustered enough umph to walk into the studio, she welcomed without a word of reproach. When I neglected her for weeks at a time she never fretted or sighed. I thought taking a class in color theory sucked all my creative juices, but as I shared earlier, my new teacher — myasthenia gravis — introduced me to low-grade fatigue. Without my realizing it, Penny Lane gave me just the right form of occupational therapy as I moved through a time of uncertainty.

While beauty and creativity may not cure us, they always heals us.

Here are slices of Penny Lane’s transformation.

Penny Lane celebrates a time of transition in my life — of strange symptoms, days of reflection, and the happy relief of a manageable diagnosis. As a piece of functional art, she embodies style and service. She flaunts funky ceramic drawer pulls, lively colors, and layers of protective high-gloss polyurethane finish. In all of her one-of-a-kind-wonderfulness, she’s ready for a new home.

If you flout convention, make your own decorating rules, and revel in visual laughter, you and Penny Lane are a DNA match.

If you live in the Inland Empire of Southern California, and would like to adopt Penny, send me an email: info AT Or, hop over to my Facebook page and message me.

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6 Responses to studio muse – penny lane

  1. Leilani March 27, 2013 at 9:49 pm #

    Hello, Penny! You make me smile!

  2. Cathy Steinhilb March 28, 2013 at 3:08 pm #

    Penny Lane is lovely and happy and she does reveal her secrets of any possible struggle or difficult times witnessed….she is beautiful. Thank you for sharing….all. Rebecca you inspire me. I am a new “artist” and recently I had created an email folder named: This inspires me . You were the first 🙂 With respect and awe, Cathy

    • Rebecca Waring-Crane March 28, 2013 at 9:44 pm #

      oh, cathy. i am thrilled and humbled. thank you for telling me you find my work inspiring. it makes a huge difference. your words encourage me.

      hurrah for owning your artist-ness 😀 you go! and again, thank you for taking the time to put your thoughts into words — such kindness just tips my bucket. rebecca

  3. ken crane March 29, 2013 at 12:32 pm #


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