The main thing I’ve been contemplating this week has been space. About making a space my own. About what my house will look like when I have walls I can paint or knock down or scribble on. About the shop and the location of it. About my craft room and how I haven’t been in there because it’s not air-conditioned. About the atmosphere I spend my time in. About personal space and sharing it with strangers on a train in the morning. About clutter and clearing and starting fresh. About sprawling out with a house that’s mine vs condensing my stuff into a few rooms and a lot of boxes. About the spaces I imagine I’ll inhabit in the future. About filling in the empty spaces in my life and cleaning out the cluttered ones.
Not that I have anything particularly insightful to say or discuss. But that’s what’s on my mind this week. I’m going to try to post a word a week which sums up what’s going on in mythoughts. This week there was space in my head. ha ha.
In thinking about space, I decided that even though we’re only back at my parents temporarily, it was important for me to have a space I could retreat to that felt like mine now, not the me I was when I was growing up. That said, the style I chose to decorate with is very much like the sort of thing I used to do. The photo collage on the wall (picture up the top) is something I used to do quite a lot of – the images are different now though. This one has a lot of vintage raunch and sass, beautiful images I like to look at and a few random things thrown in for good measure. I haven’t included any of the art prints or postcards I’ve been buying lately. I’m saving those for when I have a place of my own to decorate.
My shiny things are now all happily back out on display, so they’re easier to get to. If I see it, I’ll wear it. I’m usually in a rush when it comes to leaving the house and most days will just grab the closest accessory, whatever clothes are in the ‘to be put away’ pile and the shoes I trip over. Having most of my decorative things out like this keeps me organised and is a bit more interesting than wearing the same pearl necklace every day.
I forgot to take a photo of the chest of drawers itself. I painted and decorated those years ago when I was quite into glitter. The top two drawers are covered in glitter and there are fairy stones/flat backed marbles stuck around the edges. It’s not in fabulous condition at the moment, but nothing a little glue won’t fix.
Look at what I get to look at all month! This calendar is so great. It will definitely be reincarnated and cut up for framing next year. Actually, you might have noticed a bunch of Elvgren pictures on my wall above. Yup, that’s last years calendar. I’m always really careful what sort of pens I use on my calendars so that I can reuse the pictures later.
Here’s a few bonus pictures just for good measure: