My favorite little place in the world: My desk with my imagination.
I waited for many years for this table and for my 15 year anniversary I received this desk as a gift from my husband. It’s not just a craft table… it’s space. Space to dream, to imagine, to create, to ponder, to wonder, to embrace my inner thoughts and watch them come alive. I love that this table has height. Not just because I’m short and enjoy the added inches without heels but because it seems closer to that special place in the world called imagination.
Imagination and creativity, rooted so deep within one’s soul, yet expressed from our minds and the thoughts we think. High above the craft table, I imagine creativity clouds, kind of like thought bubbles found in comic strips. Clouds that rain down with ideas, clouds that shade my fears, clouds that sprinkle thoughts that sprout into wonderful creations. When I sit at my table, in my space, I am a blossom waiting to bloom, soaking up the nourishing raindrops from my cloud of creativity, hovering above me, letting sunlight shine through and yet shading me from harmful rays…all at the same time.
I love to adjust what rests on top of my desk and re-arrange all that fills my cubbies…so much like life…changes, finding fulfillment and re-arranging the thoughts in our minds.
I have a passion for organization, detail and labels! I could label everything in sight, it’s kind of like that little extra (sticky) detail that seriously calms my soul. So here I have labeled my craft jars with personalized labels that say “Chana’s Art Room”, “Jarring Creativity!”, leaving room to write the contents of each jar.
Maybe what I connect deeply with is that these bottles contain creative embellishments, and while one must be careful not to ‘bottle’ things up, always remember there’s a way out, if you do. Every person can embellish their life… add some glitter, sparkles, ribbon…laughter, love, spirit. Label your ‘vessel’ that holds your creativity, your thoughts, your imagination. And these vinyl labels are both removable and erasable! Just like human nature with strengths and weaknesses. You can always change the contents, you can always change the label. It’s all how you look at life. So make it personal. Label it. Love it. Create it. Erase it. Create it again. Love it more. Life : A creative ‘jarring’ experience.
p.s. the best markers to write and erase with are the “Le Pen” pens that can be found in most stationary stores with many color options to match your labels!
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