January 07, 2014
In Love with a Cart
I was wonderfully unplugged for the past week. This has been so good and necessary for my soul. I think I spent more time in the studio this week than in the entire month that came before. It was all I could do to tear myself away to make dinner. Luckily my family is understanding and encouraging. It helps that Emma loves to work with me in the studio (in fact she is in here with me right now making a new sofa for her dollhouse) and that my studio is right off the family room so that even when I'm in here I still feel like I'm still connected to what's going on outside of my room.
I wanted to share with you this cart I ordered from Ikea (worth the shipping!) in December with some birthday money. I love how it is working out for me. I keep my favorite and most used tools and studio bits here and can roll it to whichever table I happen to be working on that day. I do like to make the rounds!
It works great to have everything together and to not have to jump up every few minutes to find what I'm looking for. Plus, I love the way it all looks on display together. Seeing the prettiness when I walk in the room inspires me to play. I loved gathering the boxes and containers to use. Thrifted and gifted milk glass, gathered boxes and tins. A cart full of happiness.
I feel like I have gotten a great start to my most creative year yet. I have a hard time letting go of all the ideas long enough to fall asleep at night and can't wait to get back in here in the morning.
This is what we have been dealing with for the last several days: blizzard conditions, subzero temperatures, school and work closures and travel warnings.
Also, have I mentioned that our house was built in 1900? When your house was built in 1900 and may or may not be insulated, you start to care less about your appearance and care more about staying warm. This may lead to unfortunate outfit choices, especially when your studio seems to stay a bit chillier that other rooms. My outfit today is not much better. I'm sure looking forward to that warm front that will bring us above zero. And putting on normal (for me) clothes.
Hope you are enjoying this quiet, energizing time of year and keeping warm and inspired.