About 5 months ago, I literally dumped my spare furniture and arts and crafts supplies upstairs. For Christmas, I had off from Friday afternoon through Wednesday. Yes, there was plenty of traveling and spending time with family during that time. But I managed to carve out a little organization time upstairs in the art studio.
There is a small relaxation area where I have my knitting and cross-stich. Finding the time to relax there might be a challenge.
Craft book storage
Along one side, I have two book shelves that contain craft magazines. There still needs to be some organization that needs to be done but it is making progress.
Music and sewing area
The messy desk will eventually be transformed into a sewing table and music area.
Creative Memories Storage
I started some organization in the other room. At least at this point card tables can be set up in both of the main rooms. There is hope that some of the boxes of memorabilia will eventually get sorted through.
Still more work needs to be done
And yes, there are a lot more boxes still waiting to be sorted. That will happen in time. But I don't want it to become something that adds stress to my life. Every time that I make it upstairs, I will make progress or make use of the new area. After all spending time with my creative side is just as important as having a place to be creative.
I am an eclectic person. I’ve broken the mold for the stereotype of what an accountant is like (as an accountant with a very creative side). I LOVE to challenge what “always has been”. Let’s look at things and think about them. Is there a "better" out there that we have missed because “it’s always been this way”? “Live, Laugh and Love” is one of my mottos. There is so much beauty in life we just need to stop and appreciate it. “Dance like no one is watching!” because the music in your head doesn’t match what’s playing for anyone else. :^)