Setting up an Arts and Crafts Room

Although I’ve written about the importance of setting up creative spaces before, I’ve recently revisited this reality. Due to a home move, I’ve been without an art room for four months. So when I could finally begin designing my new art studio, I had an opportunity to think through what I’d like to do the …

The Importance of Creative Spaces

Creative spaces invite artistic flow over and around the obstacles of life. Without table tops, nooks, and arts and craft rooms where we, creative eclectics, can put together what delights our eyes, our streams of artistry run dry. This awareness revisited me yesterday when magical moments plumped up the pumpkins and crackled the candles I …

Home Renovation: An Overwhelming yet Exhilarating Creative Project

Renovating a home is, perhaps, one of the most all-consuming, ginormous artistic projects a person can tackle. My husband and I have trekked through seven months of Mount Everest-like obstacles and are still looking for the summit of finishing these home-improvements. As if the grueling six months of short-sale-stretched-long didn’t churn up enough anxiety and …

Remember to whisper thank you…

My soul swells with promises of good things come true: A new job I love A daughter returned home A house renovation underway A family filled with helping and togetherness Angst turned the corner towards trust, as I watched my father’s delight upon seeing his great-granddaughter. Frustration ebbed away and peace engulfed the perforated membrane …