There is somebody that I have been following for many years that mentioned the impact that cleaning, clearing, and de-cluttering has made on her creative life. Now this is a great idea in theory, but it’s work, so I wasn’t too terribly interested in really getting serious about it…until this happened…
…making room for this sweet being in our home.
I love my art room, but I love him more! And what a great excuse to finally go through years of stuff to make it fit in here…
Half the size of my old art room, with stuff already in it. That spells touching everything before even attempting to make it fit! (this photo is after working on all the crap on the floor!)
Fear not, progress has been made. I’m sharing this photo so you will appreciate my progress. This room isn’t as cute as my old art room was, but I’m hoping it will grow on me.
There are a few more decorating projects to be done like painting and such, but everything is cleaned and organized.
I actually have some empty boxes and space to fill, and I’ll need it, I’m not through!
I was also once told that inspiring decor helps your creativity, I’m inclined to agree.
In case your missing the theme here, I need a shot of creativity in my life, along with downsizing. Art has been pretty much put on the back burner as of late, because I’m just feeling a bit overwhelmed by all that needs to be done. When my husband retires, we plan to move into smaller digs, so this definitely needed doing.
My journal makings have become part of the decor.
Things I like to keep handy, and a perfect way to fill a corner.
This table sits right under a window, so no decorating here. This will be my only work surface in the room, which is why I didn’t mind filling the larger table with supplies. I’m hoping this will work. Please excuse the plastic table cloths, when the paints come out “It’s every man for himself!”…or woman.
There’s something about a clean space that makes me want to make a mess and get creative, I’m not sure if that’s just the nature of things, or my inner 10 year old jumping up and down.
Anyway, I have a few more moves to make, so I better get at it. I just wanted to check in and share the latest.
Have a great weekend,
Thanks for the visit,
4 thoughts on “Making Room for Sweetness”
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Super job cleaning!
It looks very inviting to me!
I see some Nancy Drew books on the shelf. I learned to read on those books!
Thank you Nancy! Those books are the perfect size to make journals out of. One of these days I might read one of them, I’m starting to think I missing out, so many people love them!