Thursday, September 29, 2011

Little Studio of Mine.

As I mentioned in the last post. I am now in an apartment, trying to figure out where to have my art/craft area. Yes, this is of utmost importance as it is the source of my sanity.... My own little corner of the world to do art, or just putter or just organize or just be. Now, I must preface this by saying that although I am an artsy type person, I do not know the first thing about design....No, wait, maybe I do, but being that my ADD brain takes over, all the possibilities never matriculate into a final choice. So, that's where I normally get someone, (like my willing and dutiful older daughter) to "station" me whilst I figure it out.

I've been getting LOADS of inspiration from the site, "Apartment Therapy". Oh, oh, oh, if you ever thought you needed to wait to have "a nice place" or "big studio" when you move into your "big" new home well, this site proves you don't have to live large to live smart and in good design.
Like I said before, this is a new beginning of sorts for me and for my family. Moving forces you to get rid of what you don't want and start living the way you DO want. I've gained a tremendous amount of clarity since changing my surroundings. I do miss my home, it was truly a cozy and loving place, but I am looking forward to the life we will "make" here. Now, back to the studio. More pics as I progress. Over and out. LK

Traveling Wilbury settle's in New England~~

Here I am, sitting in our new abode (for now). We sold our home of 16 some odd years in the south and are up North takin' in our new surroundings. What an undertaking that was...I kept a diary of the in's and out's of our move, but stopped somewhere between the actual household move and getting the girl's settled in their new school. I really wanted to chronicle all the tidbits in hope's of learning something, sharing what I learned, and also somehow keeping my head together through the lists and chaos that ensued.

I can now say that I can write a bonified list of what NOT to do when you are moving, selling a house, etc. etc. As far as what we did do, there was certainly a better order in which we could have proceeded. I could definitely write a book on what ensued. Now, mind you, this is the only major "household" move we've ever made, and out of state to boot.

It's definitely been quite an emotional rollercoaster of sorts, especially when we cleaned out the attic in the garage. It's quite a difficult thing to see a sea of memories piled up on your driveway...tonka trucks, strollers, and the like. Yes, we forgot all that was up there. Out of sight, out of mind.

So, as usual, I digress. We are on to new beginnings. It's amazing how moving from your cozy nest can throw you into a world of chaos that seems to not end. However, it can also give you a chance for a new beginning. A way to right some wrongs, a fresh start. A new day. A new way.

Now, back to unpacking. First on list of course, my new studio corner. I say corner as we are in an apartment right now (which is totally fine with me). My hub is anxious to get a new home but I am a nester and I will nest where I am right now!