1.19.2010

Look What I Cleaned Up!

Wow. The long weekend flew by here in the Horne household. And what a pleasant one it was! Mailey and I had our first Brownie trip to real Girl Scout Camp on Saturday. The entire day was about Fairies. And for a little girl (and Mommy) with giant imaginations, it was awesome. I know, to many of you it sounds a weeeee bit silly, but seriously I think Holly and I enjoyed the day as much as the 6 little Brownies we took along. After church and yummy lunch on Sunday I spent much of the day cleaning this room: This is a peek into my art studio. It's a 10'x10" sunroom right off our kitchen. I love it. It's so homey and fun, and inspiring. Except it wasn't so inspiring on Sunday when I entered to work and saw the piles and piles of junk. And I really can't be creative with piles of stuff everywhere. It took Sunday and Monday to get everything cleaned out and cleaned up. I have a luv relationship with my spray bottle of Lysol, and it was really put to the test. The cabinet above....well I found dust particles that seriously I wonder how they made their way in. Magazines were tossed, and I didn't even look through them first. Tossed a ton of scrap papers, junk paint brushes, old paints and more. 4 kitchen trash bags later and a new area rug put into place it was sparkly. And I said ahhhhh....
I also found this handy rolling file holder at Office Depot. And of course some robin's egg blue hanging file folders to place inside. Now everything is filed and labeled. No excuses to miss a deadline! It was also fun to purge though all the old ideas I had filed away. Some are not my style anymore, while others made a spot on the inspiration board above. Now, I have to admit, it didn't take like 2 days straight to clean the room up. I did take breaks. I recently found this channel on our TV called LMN (Lifetime Movie Network). If you have this channel then you know where I am going with this......it totally sucks you in. These low budget films, some based on true stories, some not, are like total time warping to me. I usually say, I'm just going to see what this one is about, then 2 freakin' hours later I am like, now that was a waste of time!

While on my "breaks" however, I didn't totally waste time. I made a series of little wirey nests for a new jewelry line idea. Mailey came in last night and said, "What is all that on your bedside table Mom?". "My little nests, come see." "Oooooo...Mom can I make one?" "Sure. " And today she is wearing her little nesty ring. So sweet.

Yep, lots of little nests waiting to be attached to their chains. Can't wait to start, in my newly cleaned up studio. And what are some ideas for these? Looky here:

So the blue egg is William, the pink egg Mailey. And yes, my heart is VERY full.

9 comments:

Lori Craig said...

Love the necklace...any in your etsy shop soon? Would love one for a gift...

**WE BLOG ARTISTS** said...

I'm in LOVE with those nests...they're TOO adorable!
I would have loved to imagine faires all day...I do most days with the girls.
Have a good day.
Char

leslie said...

love seeing pictures of your studio space...inspiring me to get going on mine!

PiecesofD said...

Love the variety of nest sizes and eggs. Also, I'm in the process of cleaning and setting up my studio in our "Florida room". It's kind of like a sun room I guess, but we've always called them Florida rooms

Ludid said...

your space looks a happy place. i love how your daughter wanted to make a nest as well.

怎麼辦 said...

Every why has a wherefore.........................................

Cindy said...

ooh, nothing like a clean and bright room to inspire creativity.
and nothing like seeing your studio to get me motivated to spruce mine up a bit.

Julie Lynn Ivens said...

Very inspiring and motivating! I hope you don't mind, I used one of your quotes from the latest Somerset on my blog! :)

handmade charlotte said...

That it is sooooo cute and a gal from Georgia!!!!We peaches need to stick together like JAM?

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