Wednesday, June 5, 2013

"To have a sacred place is an absolute necessity for anybody today. You must have a room or a certain hour of the day or so, where you do not know who your friends are, you don't know what you owe anybody or what they owe you. This is a place where you can simply experience and bring forth what you are and what you might be." ~ Joseph Campbell

I must say that my husband Bruce is a great guy.  He has always encouraged me in any endeavor that I have undertaken.  When I started making homemade soap - he built my soap molds.  When we are on the road, he sometimes scopes out knitting shops along the way so that I can make a quick stop.  And remember this past winter - he captained our boat of knitters?  Great and brave!  So, it came as no surprise to me when I said that I wanted to move my studio space from the farthest corner of our basement to a sunny second floor room - he was all for it!

I have been planning and talking about this move for some time -it is quite an undertaking as I have a ton of "stuff".  I knew that it would have to wait till we were back from Florida- but life has a way of delaying the best of plans.  Finally though, the move is underway.  Bruce and I did a down and back to IKEA in New Jersey this past week in order to pick up the shelves that I wanted.  I'm happy to say that I earned enough money last fall selling some of my bracelets and knitted ornaments, that I was able to cover the cost of the shelves - a nice feeling - my craft paying for my craft storage!

As you will see - the room is indeed bright and sunny - a huge difference from the basement which, while it was well-lighted, lacked what only true sunlight can provide.  I am trying to determine what should come upstairs and what should stay in the basement.  My new room is wonderful, but is significantly smaller than my basement space.  I don't need to bring up all of the Christmas boxes.  All of my soaping equipment needs to remain where it is.  I'm trying to narrow things down a bit so that I will actually be able to see what I have. How many times have I bought something again only because I couldn't find what I already had!!??  The result at the moment is that I have an explosion both downstairs and up!  Right now I'm just loading the shelves and will organize them once I've determined that everything that I want is there.

               I promise to keep you posted on my progress - this will not come together quickly! 

Getting started on the first of three shelving units.  The third had to be moved to the guest bedroom across the hall because of the hot-water baseboard heat.








The view out my window - a tad different from the basement!

4 comments:

  1. Hooray! You are going to love that space!

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    1. Thanks Renee - I know that I will too!

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  2. Wow! This space is SO you!! The wall color, the bright white shelving, the sunshine - I'm really looking forward to seeing your progress in your studio. So glad you have a hubby who supports you and shows it often! The opening quote by Joseph Campbell is spot on - keep up the great work!

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    1. Thanks T.! It is coming along, slowly but surely!

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