19 April 2012

I'm blaming it on spring


I don't know what happened but something inside me snapped this week and now everything is everywhere. it started with a drawer filled with too many ridiculous things, which I promptly dumped, cleaned and sorted. and then once I started, I couldn't stop. bins, drawers, closets, shelves. I've upended the contents of this house. it's for the best, really. furniture has been rearranged, collections have been switched around and now there's an urge to paint, a really really strong urge to paint.

my desk is maybe the only uncluttered space in the house, which is funny since it's usually the other way around. you know what else? I've done some excellent thinking this week. creatively speaking, things were sort of off the charts there for a couple of days. ideas coming at me left and right, hovering and flashing around my head like lightning bugs. I couldn't write them all down fast enough.

there's still a mountain of work ahead but there's something to be said for momentum, something to be said for making space.

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  1. Oh man, I know EXACTLY what this feels like! I did the same thing after a crazy round of December craft shows; came home, tore the entire apartment apart, set up a home office, etc. It just feels SO good & you're right, completely inspiring. Can't wait to see what comes out of it for you!

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    1. still cleaning but the good is coming... slowly but surely! hope to share soon! xo

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  2. lovely desk...I wish I was able to keep mine uncluttered, but that doesn't last one hour normally

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    1. well, my desk is a mess now (if that makes you feel any better). :) nice while it lasted, though. ha. xoxo

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  3. How inspiring! Sounds like you're revved up and ready to go. Getting organised is so satisfying too. I can't wait to have a good spring clean!

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  4. exciting...will be watching this space for updates!!

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  5. relax! it's only spring cleaning! ;-)

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    1. right? it's sort of consuming me. :)

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  6. Even though I'm baking in the desert heat of Rajasthan, I can feel the fresh energy of your spring cleaning! It makes me itch to get home and do my own. Beautiful photo, as always.

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    1. thank you! and baking in the desert heat? would it be wrong if i said that sounded good to me?

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  7. that's a cute little space you have there. i love spring cleaning, it's one of my favorite past times...i'm weird like that. ;)

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  8. I really love that photo. I've gotten so into bright colors lately...and I mostly blame you :) Hope you are well, friend!

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    1. hooray for bright colors! (and I so owe you an email, friend)...! xoxo

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  9. please sprinkle me with some of your motivational dust. maybe your inspiration will rub off on me.

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    1. lady, you know I would if I could. :)

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  10. This is like a fortune-tellng post because I told the boys three weeks ago that spring cleaning a-cometh and then we bailed to sunny CA for two weeks and now we're home and the plan-free weekend is here and you know what? The spring cleaning A-COMETH. Because I need some fresh energy up in here as fast as possible. And yes, there will be furniture rearranging, and decluttering and painting. All of it, plus a bike ride on Sunday in the fat warm sunshine.

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    1. more fat warm sunshine coming our this weekend... CAN YOU STAND IT?

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  11. I'm in love with your desk and chair combo.

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  12. Spring always does that to me. But, I usually have to put it off till summer. Summer is my time - being off work and all.

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