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Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Going - going - gone!

... a lot of folks lined up along the yard waiting for me to open the patio doors! 
Bargains lined the patio and packed the studio as well!
It was a sale of sale! My studio is empty. It took a mere 75 minutes to clear out nearly every single piece that I had for sale.  There was something from every season available and all at incredible prices!  Only a few spare things lay behind and I rearranged and decorated the studio with them as if it was a real live space for living and less for one used for retail. It feels lighter. I feel lighter. The rush of activity and flurry of treasures leaving to their new homes cleared not only my work space, but my head as well. apologies for the blurry "pre-sale" shot! :)
For the first time in a long time, I look forward to heading down into the studio. Everything is arranged, organized, housed, stored and displayed in a pleasing manner. After a long day of re-arranging and deep cleaning (including the daunting task of de-glittering!) I poured myself a glass of wine, cozied up in my giant leather chair and simply took in my surroundings. It was such a change from only a few days earlier.
 before ...
It felt familiar, like when we first built our home 10 years ago, but with much less to do. (I’m SO VERY thankful not to have to spray 10 gallons of paint onto the ceiling!) I took time shortly before the sale to paint a few walls, the stair way and even the railings (which are getting painted now again as I decided black would look even nicer!) and even threw together a quick decorative bout using flat black painted empty picture frames! I was having fun, paying attention to the details and was making the space once again feel like my own. Now there is even a pile of trim out in the garage waiting to be put on the interior walls of the studio and the landing on the stairs. I have hopes of this winter adhering vintage brick veneer to the poured walls giving my space more of a loft style.
ah ... time to take a seat! 
 ... clean and organized!
It feels good to have lightened the load. I thought the sale was going to make me sad, but it didn’t even with the fearful questions of “what if I can’t do this anymore” rattled around in my head. I and my studio are ready for whatever lies ahead. It’s the perfect workspace for me and I again feel at home when I’m in it.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

looking good!

Wed Nov 13, 02:19:00 PM CST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was so disappointed I had to miss the sale. I just hope it wasn't my last chance to enjoy your wonderful work. The studio looks great. They say (whoever they are) that a good cleaning out makes room for new things to come. I guess that includes the mind and soul too. I hope the clearing and cleaning is for your beautiful work in the near future. But, maybe God has something different for you. Now that the space is cleared out you have new room to accept whatever that may be. (Selfishly I hope it is for your beautiful creations).. In a few weeks we will be turning the calendar over to a new year. There's something about turning the page that brings a fresh start and new hope. I continue to pray for the recovery of your wrist. I i wish you and your husband a very Merry Christmas and may the New Year bring you the happiness and peace you deserve!


Tue Dec 10, 04:24:00 AM CST  
Blogger lordblessu said...

Whatever the new year brings Carrie, I want you to know I wish you the very best. I pray the new years brings strength in your wrist. thanks for the pieces you have sent me in the past!! I hope you can create again soon.

Fri Dec 13, 06:41:00 PM CST  

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