Monday, April 21, 2014

Trust The Process

I love it when I get something right on the first try but that only happens when I have no idea what I'm doing. Lucky mistakes, happy accidents – these are my saving graces, my spirit guides, my breakthroughs. Without them everything is too predictable. With them there are doors that open and clouds that part until my way becomes clear.

Practicing hand lettering

In the meantime, I practice, I play and I struggle. The struggle used to annoy me but now I choose to be comforted by it. I choose to remember that on the other side of every struggle I have ever had, there has been a breakthrough.

Playing with markers and glitter pens

It could happen at any time, in a moment of inspiration or a flash of frustration, and then everything will click into place.

Until then, I just need to keep going and trust the process.

Monday, April 7, 2014

Art Studio Redo

It has been a long and at times frustrating process but I think I now have the functional and fun art studio space that I always dreamed of. It is the perfect place for me to create and imagine and dream and create some more.  I couldn't be happier.

Before: Closet to the left of the entry took up a lot of space.

After: No more closet, allowing for more light and space.

Before: Again the closet and it's rainbow walls.

After: The New Victorialand with chalkboard wall, work table and sink.

It took me months to find this table but I think it was worth the search.

The biggest change and challenge of this project was adding this sink.  I'm so thrilled to have it!

The cork wall was a fun project.  I'm sure I will be filling it up in no time.

Hippie added casters to my easel so I can work anywhere in the room.

My cat Poe is happy to have her chair back.  Pink is her color.
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