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Moving Onward and Upward (and Right Next Door)

28 Jul

Our ‘box city’ is not nearly as cool as this ‘box city’.

It has been a couple of weeks since I have posted anything on here. It is not for a lack of trying (or lack of things to say), but lack of down-time. I am putting many things on the back-burner right now, so that I may focus on not going completely insane. In three days, we are moving into a duplex right next door to the building we live in now, and we did not know we were moving until about two weeks ago. It’s kind of a long story, but in short, we need more room, and this place has it.

I find it very difficult to function amid the chaos of the moving process.  I feel claustrophobic in the middle of the small city of boxes  that is being constructed in our already tiny living room. My creativity is being crushed under to-do lists and stress, so I had to stop making my jewelry, my art–everything but dinner, really.  It is all a bit overwhelming.

But, however frazzled I may be right now, I have to look beyond the move. I have to think of the reasons we are moving (more space, my own space),  and remind myself that this part of the process does not last forever. Besides, moving is a perfect time to purge our home of all the superfluous things we have brought in. It is also a perfect time to organize all of the papers and possessions we are bringing into our new home.

I have much to think about and plan in the first couple of weeks after we move, including the beginning of our first year of homeschooling (Yeah!).  My favorite part to think about right now, (besides having hardwood floors instead of nasty old carpet!), is how I am going to set up my creative space in the basement. I have never had a room of my own in my adult life, and I am going to cherish it.

Any tips on organizing a creative workspace?

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It’s About to Get Messy!

20 Jun

It's About to Get Messy!

It’s naptime, and I am going to make every minute count. I’m casting bees, flowers, and some botanical leaves in resin. Time to put on the gloves and open the windows!

New Energy

18 Jun

making muffins together

I have been working almost non-stop in the hours spent at home: creating new designs, finishing pieces, researching business-related things, posting, organizing…It has left me a bit tired, but I am re-energized each morning when I think about what I am accomplishing little by little. I am trying to create a life for myself and my family that involves more time spent together, whether it is working together, or playing.

I need a little more organization, some professional financial advice(!), and a lot more time. But I know I will get there if I just take it one day at a time, and most importantly, do not let myself become discouraged!

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