Wednesday, July 22, 2009

My Desk: Is It Messy or Creative Looking?!


I have been absent for a bit - and can't believe that I have not posted in over a week. Jeeze! A week ago Sunday I did some particularly heavy, and much needed, cleaning. Cleaning made me feel good; I gave away 5 large bags of clothes to our Thrift Emporium (which helps to support the local fire houses) and sorted through my piles of yarn - none of that was given away! I cleaned out a closet & stripped down a bathroom; scrubbed & sorted. Anyway, by Monday I was reminded why I can no longer overdue without payinig a price. I was in bed all day Monday in terrible pain & then spent the rest of the week struggling to return to center.Thanks to fibromyalgia and arthritis my life is sometimes spent balancing what I want to do versus what I can, reasonably expect to do without having to pay the "proverbial piper"! So that's enough about why I have been laying low. On the better things....
My desk is on overload! I have so many small projects that I want to either finish or start! Some might consider this desk messy, but I prefer to call it 'creative'! Actually, I tend towards liking a somewhat more tidy area, but sometimes I just love to look at the newest things I have to play with. Karen, my benefactor from Exaclair, just me a "blessings box" - I call it that because of all of the treats that she enclosed - blessings because I might not otherwise be able to play with them. There are enough new "toys" that I will be writing another post all about "the box". I have a great idea of how to showcase some of the treats that were enclosed - now I just need the time! As some of you who have followed my blog for a bit might remember I am a real fan of Clairefontaine's watercolor pads - most especially I am enamored with their there small 4"X 4" pad that I always try have with me. It is an odd size ,I know, but Writer's Bloc was kind enough to special order 10 of them for me - I should have just made it a dozen! I know that they have more though - so if your require any journals, art pads, pens or inks go check out this very amiable & helpful web site. These small sized pads are gems - with 20 pages of high quality 300g cold pressed watercolor paper they are terrific do mock ups of things that you may want to do in a series, they are handy enough to alays be able to have one in your pocket ot handbag - perfect for doodling through meetings or when you are waiting for an appointment/ Yes ! They are a perfect small pad - why else would I buy ten of them at a time?! I won't be gone so long now for awhile - I doubt that I will be doing any heavy cleaning for awhile! Hope that everyone is haveing a great week! Did you get to view the eclipse yesterday? I looked but did not see much from here!

4 comments:

Penny said...

That is like the glass is half full or half empty. I can't imagine being creative without the mess, that would be for the "A Types". I have given up apologizing for my messes. As always, your projects are wonderful.

Jacq said...

Your desk is definetly very creative. Sorry to hear you have not been feeling well, take it eady on all the cleaning. Spend more time creating.

Fibreartist said...

Its a creative desk for sure! I have been sorting out my art stuff little by little and avoiding the big clean! I am trying to create small spots in my small house for creating. I have almost finished my reading spot in the living room. I too am very messy, its just the way that works best foor me. I also have days where I catch up on rest in bed with my pooch! Its work hard, then rest hard!I am glad you are back marie, I love reading your blog!

Vicky~ stichr ~ said...

I like the creative quality of your desk, but agree, sometimes we need a clear space for working on things. My daughter and I seem to be spreading out around the house....guess I should blog-confess to our 'mess' too.

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