I hope you had a lovely weekend! Mine was pretty exciting. Yesterday, Barry ran his first half-marathon, and my brother-in-law ran in his first full marathon. My sister-in-law and I took the girls down to watch the guys finish their respective races… and I admit I got a little teary (not hard for me!) – I was so proud!! While watching the finishers, I was especially touched when I saw a couple cross the finish line holding hands, and then also a mother-daughter pair doing the same. Super cool.
Also, I wanted to thank those of you who responded to my last post, in the comments section, or by email. I really appreciate you sharing your thoughts and beliefs – I feel so comforted reading your thoughtful responses.
Today I wanted to share with you a couple of photos of the space where I spend most of my creative time. I would love to have a dedicated office or studio, but at the moment I have claimed a little corner of our lounge!
Generally the space is even more chaotic than it looks in these photos, but I had to tidy up for some photos I needed to take of a little project I am working on.
I would say I exist in a creative chaos… probably to my detriment! I find it difficult to focus on one thing at a time, and often have at least 3 or 4 things I’m working on at any one time. To the untrained eye, it looks like complete mayhem (mmm… perhaps to the trained eye also!) … but I always feel energised when I’m making something.
Earlier in the year I took a Myers-Briggs personality test, which told me I was an introvert (no surprises there!) but what I didn’t know was that introverts are energised by self-reflection and spending time by themselves. When I think about it, that makes perfect sense for me, and explains why I am at my happiest when I am pottering about writing, or doodling or making something.
How about you? Do you have a dedicated creative space – for writing or crafting or making art? Do you exist in chaos or like things to be orderly? When do you feel your happiest? Is it when you are making something, or spending time with family and friends, or maybe when you are outside in the sun?
Wishing for you a lovely week, full of adventure!