Happy Valentine’s Day Everyone! I hope you are sharing it with someone you love today! I am so enjoying the fun comments you have been leaving – everyone’s Valentines memories are so sweet.
There are fun contests afoot for you to enter – don’t forget to enter my contest (closes tomorrow morning) here! Also Suzana of Creative Therapies has a lovely giveaway too! Thanks Suzana for posting my contest. Over at Dirty Footprints Studio Connie is having a great big giveaway called Art Journal Love Day I’m offering some goodies as giveaways along with quite a few wonderful artists! Yay! You have to make a Journal Page based on LOVE and post it on your blog. Check out Dirty Footprints Studio for more info.
My sister Linda is gone back home to N. Carolina…….but she’s definitely left her mark while she was here. I’ve mentioned that she is a Designer right? So on Friday when i casually mentioned that I’d like to declutter the living room she got down and dirty knowing that if she did not take IMMEDIATE action that i would back out. I had in mind getting rid of a few tchotchkes but as it turned out i ended up getting some Ikea bookshelves to replace the old tattered makeshift shelves and new cushions for the couch. The Mannequin was totally revamped – no longer is she sporting the disco sequin top and Christmas tchotchkes galore. I made Noel a tutu with strips of tulle for that “pouf factor” – apparently my Mom told me i didn’t have enough Pouf factor so i might add some more.
Noel with a t-shirt i bought from the thrift store – it says “I’ll grow on you”. I loved this t-shirt so much – i actually wanted to wear it but I’m not a size 4 (perhaps in an alternate Universe?).
When we removed the numerous tchotchkes and strings and strings of lights the dust bunnies had a heyday and so did my dust allergies My Mom and sisters wanted me to get rid of the mannequin (Noel) however i insisted that she stay and said “She wants to be in the window!”. Noel will soon be sporting a long brown wig – I’m going for the Hippie/fairy vibe more than the disco queen vibe. It’s important to remember that we all have different taste and are not all like Martha !
The couch used to be on this wall
The mirror (well the broken mirror – i created a mosaic with it) and the small table are dumpster finds that were revamped.
New Ikea bookshelves – the cubby holes keep everything tidy – the books don’t flop around like they used to. Each cubby hole is for a different category – Spiritual, psychology, business, art and creativity, random (weird stuff goes there), fiction has only one cubby hole, woodworking and kayaking etc. I believe that books speak volumes about their owner don’t you?
I’m really liking it! Check out my “cast” lamp – created with the cast which i had to wear when i broke my wrist this summer.
Notice the 6 Mary’s on the mantle? I’ll be creating a long skinny painting for over the fireplace. Check out the disco ball – it found a home on the ceiling.
There is going to be a swag of colourful fabric over the Living room window.
You would not believe how many boxes of STUFF we had to pack up – there was so much stuff in the living room it was unbelievable! It feels much lighter now – better feng shui I’m guessing.
How about you? Do you need to declutter any part of your life?