I shared with you a couple of weeks ago that my word for the year is “Intention”. Being on vacation made it difficult to focus (and to blog!), but the word would cross my mind occasionally and I found myself making better decisions for my health as we went along – I managed to eat LOTS of good German food and not gain weight! I also found myself more easily able to enjoy the moment we were in and the experience we were enjoying at that moment (I have a tendency to want to see what’s around the next corner).
My intention for today is to continue to sort through my stuff and make decisions about what I will use, how I will use it, and how I can best store it so that it will be USED and not just OWNED. One of my year’s goals is to reclaim organization in the area of my art. I’ve been busy over the past year and have been guilty of opening cabinets and tossing stuff in and then digging through stuff to find what I’m looking for and not taking the time to put stuff where it belongs. The result is I have stuff everywhere and it’s all in a jumbled mess. I feel like my mess is a sign of disrespect to my studio and to my art.
I like my studio. I’m able to create and sew and I find peace in that room. My studio was a birthday gift many years ago. My husband had a friend of ours come in and put built in cabinets in and a counter top for my sewing. He cut the cabinets down so that the height is perfect for me. I feel very loved when I sit down to sew. In that room is a small closet that we converted to a desk space for me when I was working on my masters degree. We had a desktop computer there. It recently ‘died’ and we’ve taken it out which has opened up some space that I want to use for some of my non-sewing activities.
Here is a picture of the closet area before I started working on it:
I’ll keep you posted on my progress.