Friday, August 31, 2012

I promise I'm an organized person.

First and foremost, I would like to ask everyone to refrain from using that damn F-word for another month or two. That's right, quit saying FALL! It's not fall yet. It's still hot. I still need to run my swamp cooler 24 hours a day. It's not time to bust out the sweaters. Quit using that awful awful word.

When we moved into our house back in February, we painted my craft room. Since then I have not been able to get this room to function. It has become a storage space where I keep projects until I can work at the kitchen table on them. It's getting pretty ridiculous.

I wish I could tell you what was wrong with my situation. It isn't really for a lack of space because I have TONS of space. It just doesn't work. I don't have a workspace for projects. I cannot make this room a place for me to be! It's not the color. I love the color. It's just that I never made a plan before buying stuff. That is why it's so hard. I never sat down and really thought about what I needed. I just bought a bunch of useless stuff that will never get used.

Why am I sharing this with you? October is fast approaching and it'll be the 31 Days challenge. Last year was a dismal failure because I didn't feel like writing about my life. This year, however, I intend on writing about:

I will be honest: Don't expect to see lots of cardboard boxes miraculously turned into gorgeous bins. I love crafting but upcycling has never been my strong suit. It would look like a cardboard box with coverup. This year I have a huge huge HUGE list of projects to focus on. I'm actually someone who enjoys organizing. I'm pretty sure that's the only Capricorn characteristic I have. It's been a struggle getting to the point of organization. I hope to share with you lots of cheap projects mixed with some big ones. It'll be a blast.

I want to leave you with a picture of a new piece of art I acquired. It's from a little known artist. She works in watercolors but prefers copious amounts of glitter glue. This artist is incredibly talented at writing her name along with any word you spell out to her. She's only 4, but wants to pursue an artist/dancer/doctor/teacher degree.

Okay, so she's the munchkin I nanny. I love this child. We are best friends. She took a dandelion puff and made a wish that I would also be her mommy. She's wonderful. Her favorite thing to do is present me with a piece of art when I come over. She asked me if I keep her artwork, and I tell her that I do. She was so happy and replied, "my dad recycles my pictures." WHAT?! How could that be? This painting has a lot of the colors I like for my craft room. It's incredibly abstract which I like. I love how it looks like a hummingbird and a flying elephant. That's my interpretation at least. I think every child should have a framed piece of art somewhere in someone's house. It doesn't have to be intricate or incredibly goofy (ie. macaroni art). Give the child two colors you love and let them go to town! I'm such a sucker for children's artwork. You should see our fridge!

Well that's it from me. I can't believe it's going to be September tomorrow. What in the world is going on around here? Where did this year go?!


Bethany Lee said...

I'm looking forward to your 31 days posts! :)

Cheryl said...

I just found your blog through a comment you left on my blog. You are an incredibly talented and engaging writer. I look forward to your 31 day organization series. I could certainly use some help in that department!

Jenn said...

I LOVE the color of your craft room! It looks so fun and inviting. Unfortunately my current craft room is so dark. I like the color (it's a shade of green..) but it really does give the room a very dark feel.

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