For those who have seen my office I will now admit I’m a “Craftaholic” although that does include what some would consider fine art. I lump it all together because in my office everything is kind of lumped together in a room about 12′ x 12′ (3.6m x 3.6m) square. So now the question? Is it clutter or calming? Does it make me stress when I walk into it while feeling the need to clean and organize? Sometimes. Does it offer me a place to be creative and unwind and escape from day to day life? Mostly. So I guess it’s both. It does sometimes get out of control when I have multiple projects scattered and spread across my desk and my sturdy, reliable worktable. That’s when I usually have to back off and straighten a bit before I continue or complete any given project.
More often though this room is my refuge. Its my calming place where I can create to my hearts content. Where I can leave a mess out if I want and no one will bother it or say anything about it. Where I can choose to have my quiet time and study or my craft time and make lots of stuff! Get ready ’cause here’s a list of what I have supplies for: Painting, pen and ink, sewing, smocking, stamping, card-making, scrapbooking (both digital and traditional and I’m almost totally done with traditional after my baby daughter’s university albums get done),crocheting (no I don’t knit as for some reason I never found the patience for that wonderful task), drawing with colored pencils and I’m an avid reader. I’m sure there’s more tucked away in the closet I didn’t even open for the pictures! I also saw a word that describes me perfectly…a “Procraftinator” which is what you are called if you create instead of cleaning cooking and other activities!
What I want to know is how many of you do lots of other things besides preserve your memories? I can’t be the only one who goes broke at Michael’s and Hobby Lobby (or your favorite craft supply place like Kaisercraft in Australia) and then heads directly over to The Container Store to organize what I bought at the first two stores! I can’t be the only one who likes sparkly beads, ribbons, paint and glitter?
So let me hear from you. What other things do you do and how do you organize them? Why don’t you make a page layout and share it on our Facebook fan page and show us all. I’d love to browse over them alongside you to see another side of your life!
Enjoy your life, create and Choose Joy,