Tuesday, February 5, 2013
our newest endeavor as a family is the purchase of an old home. Our new home - our first home. We will be closing in March, pending a successful inspection. I can't wait. Renting an apartment can be wearing. I'm sure that owning your own home is not much easier but at least it's a different kind of stress. I, of course, have mentally decorated the entire place already and can't wait to show you all before and after pictures. There is a nice garden as well and I've been busy pinning little fairy-tale garden spaces for Betty that I'm sure I'll never get around to making for her. The one space in this home I'm most excited about though is my upstairs office. It's currently clad in wallpaper that I'm certain I would love if it looked new or even clean but I'm sure it's been there for at least 50 years so it will have to go immediately. This office will be where my computer will go as well as my easel and all of my little creative utensils. Right now I'm picturing myself with a cup of tea in the mornings before Betty wakes up staring out the little window into our garden. In reality if I get in there it will be well after Betty goes to sleep at night, I'm sure. My question for my readers is... What inspires creativity in you? what things do you keep near you so that you will remain focused on the task at hand? I read of one author who had a cat with her to calm the excess noise in her mind. I have allergies so no cat allowed. I read also that the colors blue and green are the most creative colors. Another author keeps a pink elephant (LOVE) in her office. What is your pink elephant? please let me know!