Thursday, June 19, 2008
a room of my own
I'm sorry I haven't been around much this week, friends. I took on a huge project this weekend and it stretched into the week. I am creating my studio...an inspired, organized space for making lovely things! I've had such an explosion of projects in the last few months and it had become evident that I (and all of my STUFF) needed a lot more room. So I am taking over the office/guest room, and my very supportive husband is being relocated to a little spot outside of this distinctly maya*made room. All of our books will still live on one wall in here and guests will still sleep on the futon...but most of the time it will be for ME. I am so excited I can barely write! You see, I generally put myself last...my needs seem to be easiest to take care of quietly...no fussing, here....so to claim something this big feels revolutionary! First off, I needed to paint. It was so much fun just picking out the color...forget-me-not blue!! So the room is still in chaos, but the paint is dry and a corner is emerging. I had really wanted to complete everything...put up curtains...paint my chair...but I'm way too excited to share this with all of you! Maybe you can even help me with your own great ideas. I'm open to all suggestions...like what kind of curtains would work best...maybe my sewing table or the cubbies will change colors ..who knows...I'm just happy to have a place to play in.
As a mother, I've spent so much energy creating interesting environments for my children...how liberating it is to do it for myself! So here is the tiny introduction to my studio... let me push a few boxes out of the way...scoot those garbage bags filled with fabric (temporarily, of course) off to the side...ready...camera....click...ahhh!
..and I'd like you to meet Goldie, my muse. You'll see her again, I'm sure....but always wearing something new (her wardrobe is predominantly made up of vintage aprons).
I really would love to hear about your creative spaces...part of the creativity is just figuring out how to carve out some room of our own.