Sunday, January 14, 2007

Reclaiming spaces....

Do you have a creative space? Neither do I much anymore, well at least there hasn't been anything creative going on here in a long time. The things of life have kept my creative endeavourer limited to the occasional. I long for those times when the space is filled with bits and pieces of this and that, when the day finds me busy problem solving and ends with a problem solved. Yet most days are not spent this way, instead this coveted space is often filled with dogs and their dirt and their hair. Often it is filled with children of varied ages, propping up their feet as they surf the internet, or simultaneously talking to friends on the phone while downloading music onto their ipods. Not the makings of a creative environment. But there are days when I claim the space for myself, and after the dog removal, the dirt removal, the dog hair removal, and the kid removal I settle down and begin. Sometimes with an idea that has been haunting me, perhaps with a list of things needing to be accomplished, or just by holding fabric and playing with its shapes and dimensions. On not one occasion I have been overheard to ask, 'what do you want to be when I get through with you?' I've never been sure if everyone hears the answer or if it is just me. I want more of those days not less, it needs to be my priority. Do you have a creative space? I will.


Anonymous The Decorated House said...

Wow, what a fabulous space you have Jill! Not only does it look like a creative space, I can hear scraps of this and that and a few bolts calling out to you. I'll be looking forward to seeing what one creates from such an organized space, since I can seldom find the desk.

10:54 PM  
Blogger The Decorated House said...

Hey Jill:
You've been tagged and it's your sister's fault! You probably told her NOT to tag you. So I did.
Rules on my site or hers. :)

8:26 PM  
Anonymous Chrissy said...

I love your "purse valence!" Great idea. Your creative area looks so cozy and inspiring. I know you LOVE spending time in there!

11:29 PM  

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