Thursday, 24 June 2010

creative :: tidy + sunshine

This morning I completed Step 1 {finish tidying + sorting my office corner}.
The sun shining in the open windows has made a big difference to my mood. Thank you sun. Thank you also to your lovely, supportive comments. They helped me clear my mood away (even if only for this moment).
So, with a fresh and clean desk I'm feeling ready to tackle the other things on my list. And then move forward to getting the ideas off the sketch book and into real life fabric. Isn't it funny how a clear desk / room / head space makes you see so many possibilities that you couldn't see through the cloud and fog of the mess. 
It's also strange how much time I procrastinate about doing the clearing, cleaning, refreshing and how little time it actually takes. {I think I spend way more time looking for clothes in the pile, that if I folded them all and put them away each washing day!}.

Things I need for my desk, which will hopefully feature in next week's creative space.
  • a soft fabric basket, from I Love Patchwork, for my camera, phone charger, cords, etc to sit and possibly one for "little bits of pieces" to sit before I find a home for them, or get over the needing to keep everything gene.
  • some new pens! I mean seriously, the kids keep on taking all the pens I ever have.
  • a computer free morning or late evening writing some real life paper letters to friends and then actually posting them out.
  • getting all my paperwork in order, before tax due date. (our tax year ends June 30th).
  • a yummy warm cup of Kukicha tea to sit on my sweet coaster.
 I also need to get the little kids table fully kitted out, so that Mishi can sit with me in this front room and we can both work together. Side-by-side. Some new pencils and a good way of keeping paper from ending up all over the house in tiny little pieces are necessary. And perhaps some pegs to display their finished artworks. {Thought perhaps this won't happen until the new house - the current set-up works pretty well too; bringing pencils + paper and cleaning up at the end of the creative time}.
There's a stack of creatives over Ms Kootoyoo's place. Though of course I have too many things to complete before the school bell rings, so I haven't been able to visit anyone. {must wash up before I blog-hop - new mantra to add to this great mantra}.

Enjoy your day my friends. xxx


  1. Well done!Now it is my turn to tidy up :)

  2. Everything looks so tidy and organised..yet so real. None of your neat as a pin House and Garden offices here (with everything stuffed in a cupboard until the photographer goes home). Beautiful spaces. Can't wait to see your little fabric box. Hope all is well :)

  3. hey, you've done great ! It really makes me want to step in your creative space, have a look at e-ve-ry-thing, touch things, admire. (chat & drink something good too, needless to say) LOL
    way to go, my friend. We all need to tidy up to clear our minds. (and spaces too) xoxo hugs

  4. I really need to do a big tidy up too after the weekend, it's so lovely to start over again in a tidy space.

  5. That's such a lovely space, and you're right, it does make such a difference to the creative spirit. Hmmm I really need to do a tidy up myself!


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