This has been a fun and busy spring. Like many of you, I have kids who have finished up another year of school. Mine have jobs for the summer so this will be the first summer in 28 years I have not had any children at home. While I miss them it also makes me smile to see them grow up and explore new opportunities in their lives. While alone at home I have two personalities. The keep the house neat personality and the dig into my office and create no matter what personality!
pixels2Pages keeps me busy as most of our careers do. I find sometime I just need to push away from the computer and schedule a little downtime. In my “Downtime” I like to create using real, touchy/feely stuff! Since I don’t make traditional scrapbooks anymore I make cards. These usually end up being for other people because I make way too many to use up myself. As you can see in the images below, I’m quite a messy creator! The rest of my house does not look like this (Thank goodness) Although I am organized creator and know where all my “goodies” are stashed, that organizations goes by the wayside once I start pulling them out. The work table gets this layered look! Believe it or not I do find this whole process relaxing. It’s kind of ironic though that while the rest of my house stays neat and tidy it doesn’t bother me if this room is cluttered! In fact I’m guessing this small office has more stuff in it than the rest of the rooms in the house combined. I also love the fact that my work space for crafts is close enough to just slide my desk chair over from my computer and work on a project.
I like the entire process of making cards. I like hunting or coming up with the idea. I like cutting, trimming, punching, stamping and gluing. I like stamping and writing titles. I like adding glitter and rhinestones and anything sparkly. I like the stacks of papers and even scraps of paper to choose from. I like playing with different color combinations and then really like the joy I feel when a card gets finished and I really, really like it enough to give it away! I also love the fact that when I’ve made a few cards and am ready for another digital project I can slide right back to my computer desk and work there! Its my small but cozy world and I love spending both my work time and my downtime there.
I’d love to know what you do in your “downtime”? Do you craft? Do you read? Do you garden? Am I the only one who has a cluttered craft table or are there others like me? My inquiring mind would love to know!