Sunday, February 7, 2010

~Getting Grounded~

As many of my blog readers know, I was looking forward to 'sleeping' my way through January. After a heavy show schedule and Christmas with our family....I was exhausted. Isn't it funny that sometimes the things you WANT, really aren't the things you need! As soon as January began, it gained a frenzied momentum that my life usually takes on: the pace I've come to realize is my 'normal'. I thrive on it. I may complain about it, but it's my life....and I love it~

I began rereading Julia Cameron's Walking in this World. She's the author of The Artist's Way, The Vein of Gold, and The Right to Write. I highly recommend them all. One of the questions she asks the reader is: What makes you grounded? You're to write down 10 things that do. Hmmmmmmm. I thought this would be difficult. It wasn't!! Right there at the top of my list was: an organized house and studio. I was in trouble. So I set off to organize cupboards, drawers, closets....and finally: my two studios. Not a job for the faint-hearted. But oh....the results are SO worth the pain!! I am now the proud owner of beautifully organized spaces to live and work.

Next on the list: redecorating and updating parts of the home we built 25 years ago! Pictures to follow~

Have a glorious week....even if it's as cold and snowy as it is here in Ohio~


Duni said...

Wow - I love how you colour-coordinated your tea-towels! I also love organized workspaces!
Your room looks amazing :)

Sandi McBride said...

I can't wait to see all you have in store to share with us Carol! January...Thank God and the Calendar it's gone, lol!

Darlene said...

Look at you with all of those organized beautiful tea towels!! I can't wait to see more pictures of your beautifully organized spaces!! Hope you are enjoying your weekend.♥

Anonymous said...

WOW! From the photos, your work space is not only newly reorganized, it remains a source of visual beauty and creativity. As we've often discussed, Julia Cameron's questions can really inspire the kind of soul-searching that helps revitalize the "roots and wings" for a creative woman like yourself. So glad you're in your creative flow, dear one!

Mel said...

I hear you loud and clear girlfriend. Well done!

"The Mach 20 Tornado" has also been busily cleaning/organizing/tossing out. I, however, hit the wall on Friday and have spent the last two days in bed. THAT has it's charms too! :D

Love you!!!

Marci said...

Amen for organization! Everything looks clearer when we have clean and organized surroundings! Enjoy your beautiful surroundings!

Noni at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Wow! What an awesome creative space! Grounded and inspired, I'd say! I'm going to have to give that grounded list some thought myself.

The Muse said...

i want to be with you on this journey..for i simply doing the same just on a different path...

i think we can do it!

Shelia said...

OH, my goodness! I'm so impressed with organization. In my head I'm organized, but I always talk myself out of actually getting things together! Your room looks great!
Thanks for popping in to see me.
be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Duni said...

Hi Carol!

just wanted to let you know I've given you an award!

p.s. I still can't get enough of looking at your organized workspace:)

Amy. said...

I have been cleaning drawers and sorting fabric. Maybe it is January that inspires such activity. I feel better when I accomplish some small task until I look to see what still needs to be done. *sigh*
Your room looks great!!

Beki - TheRustedChain said...

Wow, what a space!!!

The Caffeinated Globe said...

Like you said, the results are so worth the pain.

Lenox Knits said...

WOW! I'm so impressed with your amazing workroom. I recently read a few of Cameron's books as well. She really is such an inspiring writer. I will have to check out that one too.

Anna said...

Since the beginning of February, I'm on a mission to organize the whole house. It is going very slowly with two toddlers running around and disorganize things that I organized a minute before. I'm grounded!