Tag decorating

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When the internet is boring

It’s time to do something else. I should do that more often really. Last night I got bored, and after staring blankly at my screen hoping for something interesting, I went into my [newly re-arranged, and significantly warmer – who knew keeping the bed off the baseboards would allow the heat to flow?] bedroom and drew some ideas to color my white space.

brainstorming ideas
Brainstorm

Now that I have…10 possibilites I can decide which one I’d like to paint and hang over our bed.
arrangement
Arrangement

The bed and the painting will end up being the focal point – the inspiration picture and the curtains on the window and over the closet will help tie everything together. And I’m going to refinish the nightstand that I temporarily put a scarf over. O:)
Anyway, after brainstorming I decided to finally just read. I started this book, Spellwright, a few months ago and got really busy and stopped reading it. Mostly because I can’t put books down very easily, so I stuck to reading comics while I was working so I wouldn’t stay up all night reading. I loved reading the comics too, but I’ve really really wanted to get back to Spellwright and just never got around to it…until last night. It was wonderful, and now I’m halfway through and can’t wait to get back into it.

Dreaming and White Space

I have a blank 2′ by 3′ space I need to fill with something. It’s staring at me from my easel and no inspiration has hit yet. Much like the space on this page. I’ve been sitting here, with one sentence, for 20 minutes. I want to write and paint but nothing is coming. So I do other creative things until I decide what to do.
I’ve been sewing all week with the material I picked up on Monday. I made a shimmery purple valance, a purple pillowcase with grey trim, a grey tablecloth (finally), and after spending 4+ hours this afternoon on it, I’ve almost completed a grey hooded cloak (with purple trip on the hood) as a costume.
I *love* being able to sew again, with the machine I got for christmas. I’ve spent hours every day all week playing with it, and my shoulders attest to that. Although, trying to sew in a crowded room (suddenly, there are tons of boxes and things in the way – wires, stands…etc) and pin things on slippery surfaces is infinitely frustrating – my choice to not shy away from complicated materials (anything thin, sheer, or slippery) doesn’t help either. However, despite the frustration with space I’ve been really happy with all of my pieces. They’re not perfect, the hems aren’t *completely* straight (again, slippery surfaces and not enough room, even on the desk) but it looks really good anyway.

Crowded desk
Crowded Desk

I’ll try to take a picture of the completed pieces tomorrow with the DSLR as my iphone pictures don’t quite do anything justice. At least, not by the time I can take them…the lighting is bad at that point.
So I’m waiting to fill the white space. I took a bunch of paint cards from the store, and I’m not sure what I’m going to do with them yet either.
 
Last year I made a list of things I wanted to do. I think this year, I might make a list of dreams. I’ve started a board on Pinterest of Words & Ambitions for 2012 – things that inspire, motivate, and make me happy – things I need to remember, and things that I dream about.
I dream of just be-ing this year; unconcealed and me.