Spring is tickling us here in New England. Let’s hope this nice weather sticks around now.
Speaking of Spring, let’s talk about Spring cleaning, shall we? Specifically, my art studio. I said to myself.. “self, you are gonna get this studio into shape and you’re gonna purge your heart out”. So, I began the process last weekend. Put on my Bruno Mars CD and got to work. Where do I begin? It was so overwhelming, to say the least. Really, I’m being honest. Why do I have so much stuff? Why did I have a plastic elephant and an old tampon box.. why I ask you… why? That’s it, no more incoming supplies or junk will enter my studio. I have vowed to buy NO MORE ART SUPPLIES unless Jeffrey Dean Morgan tells me to. I kid I kid.
And.. magazines and books? Fuhgeddaboudit! Too many that have been collected. Well, time to donate and throw away. I filled up my car and brought a load down to our local recycle station. What a good feeling. But, hey, I’m not even done. I have more to go through. I’m sick. I admit it. There I said it. I feel better now. C’mon who’s with me here? Feel the same way?
I am ripping down the wallpaper (ahem.. clear throat here), I should say my husband is taking down the paper and we’ll paint the room (I hate painting). C’mon, Judy snap out of it.. chop chop.
Another reason I”m doing this is …. we may be selling the house. We’ve been thinking about it for the past several years. So, this is what we need to do. Prepare. They say that selling a house is one of the most stressful things you can do… right up there next to divorce. Well, I say if I can get through this process without clobbering hubbie on the noggin, I don’t have to worry about the latter.
Why am I sharing my boring story with you? Well, there is a reason. As I go through some of my art projects and supplies, I realized what better way to share a piece of me than by giving it away.
Sooooooooooo, what that being said.. I’m having a GIVE-A-WAY!
My first give-a-way will be this journal I made with Jessica Sporn’s Starry Night stencil with Stencil Girl Products.
So, you ready? Leave a comment here and like this post on Facebook; and I’ll select a winner by Friday, April 19th.
I’ll do a few of these give a ways as the weeks go on. They’ll either be art supplies, ephemera or smaller fun works of mine.
Thanks so much for stopping by. If you have any suggestions for organizing, please let me know. I would love to hear about what you’ve done.