Thursday, September 26, 2013
Let's Be Honest, Shall We?
But I don't have the (financial) support of my hubby when it comes to my hobby. Every single organizational piece that is in my craft room has been gleaned from clearance bins, rummage sales and hand-me-downs.
I think I have done an amazing job getting my craft supplies in order, concealed and catalogued. But...
to be honest (and you can see the honesty in my photo), I am the sloppiest crafter in the known universe. Believe me, I have tried to "clean as I craft" but honestly, when the muse strikes, it is like an electrical shock. I can't stop until it leaves me, and when it does, I am exhausted.
I will do a cursory clean up--the tape in its container, the markers (my precious) in their bins--but as you can see, it is like one step forward, three steps back! And who wants to spend all their precious creative time (freedom) cleaning when they could be crafting? Don't we as women do the brunt of the cleaning anyway?
It has taken me a few years, but I am to the point that I don't care what my craft room looks like at most times. I can craft with the best of them. And my harshest critic is of course myself!
But I DO envy those crafters and artists who have the money to make their crafting space look like something out of a magazine (sigh).
Do you have anything to say when it comes to Honesty? There is a very empowering blog called The Path of Positivity that tries to "inspire, nurture and provide support for the soul by creating a positive path to follow, one project or post at a time." They have monthly challenges and crafters and writers are invited to post about the month's theme. Each entrant has a chance to win some lovely prizes for their efforts to "spread the love."