I haven't joined the official Where Bloggers Create party Karen is graciously hosting for obvious reasons- for my new readers and followers, after one year and a half since the sale of our property, my hubby and I haven't found a new place to settle down yet. But far from feeling discouraged, even if we are still "camping" among piles of boxes, our belongings in storage, and my art/creative supplies here and there, I didn't let the situation turn my creativity off. On the contrary, I've made the most of this "growing time", and accomplished such wonderful, b.i.g. things that I felt the urge to write this post to maybe inspire you.
Don't feel discouraged if you haven't the perfect room, if you have to work on the kitchen table, if your creative space is just a small corner in the attic or garage. You can be creative and accomplish a lot, exactly where you are, in this very moment and with what you have, if you only wholeheartedly commit to.
I encourage you to take a deep breath, dust off your brushes and put paint on that canvas, start that journal today, loose yourself in the stack of fabric you have collected for all of these years, or to give that much- needed major face lift to your room if you are so lucky to have one. Today, begin. Creativity brings such joy into the everyday!
You'll be astounded at how much you can do even if you haven't a craft room or studio. Of course, having one would be perfect. But if you wait until everything is perfect in your life, you'll never start.
This is where I work (all day long) at the moment... a table in the living room, my stuff scattered all around the house.
I've recently added a few pretty touches to this space to feel more comfortable while working, like the aqua Cath Kidston oilcloth...
... and revamped food canisters to store my crayons, pencils, markers, tools etc.
I also keep favorite inspiration stones on my desk to help me keep going, especially in my most difficult days. Keep an eye on the Autumn issue of Somerset Life for more about these ;)
Fresh flowers are always a necessity on my table...
Love to use vintage items in my creative space too- the new cornishware jug I found in the Cotswolds a while back and an old ceramic canister for canned sour cherries belonged to my Granny, chipped ceramic plates for this and that and cocoa/tea canisters. I also have a pile of suitcases and trunks where I store a bit of everything at the moment, from new fabrics to yarn balls and canvases.
Lots of mess and pastels ready to dance on the canvas... oh. happy. day!!
Hopefully I'll have a real studio/craft room to show you next year! Fingers crossed.