Wednesday, November 30, 2011

wow But is it art?



I am learning to be creative but is it art?  Probably not; what it is, is a mess!


My work table is often a mess when I'm in the throes of creativity.  This is my workspace this week.

I am stretching my creative abilities.

I am limited by space- 600 square feet
I am limited by time- 30 days
I am limited by budget- egg money
I am limited by resources- 2 chicks and a part time rooster
I am limited by my ability but not by my vision-  no formal training

I can add storage by getting the Rooster to build a pantry in the basement and by placing and adapting an over the toilet cabinet alongside the fridge.  I can re figure the furniture layout.  With just about everything primed we are beginning to see the end.  Brown has become white and I'm making mid course corrections  as I go.  Timely sales and the thrift shop have been very handy.  I slept over one night but those were very long days and I wonder if you gain when you push too hard. But I did have time to experiment and say, "what if...".   Saturday will be a big push with the Rooster.

I think if you push creativity in every area-  food, decorating, writing, sewing, crafting, budgeting, etc;  you will be enhancing your art at the same time.

7 comments:

Sheila said...

What a fun post , you have a way with words and I really enjoyed reading this. Good luck with your reno's .

Leslie McNeil of MarveLes Art Studios said...

You are right, pushing too hard doesn't always equal "gain" but when it comes to creativity, it's the doing, and the pushing, and the repetitiveness of spending time with that project, whatever it is, that enhances our enjoyment, our abilities, and our expertise! (Whatever that may equate into teach of us) /it's all SOLI DEO GLORIA Elle!

True Blue Nana said...

You are very busy these days. Don't you just love being in the "throes of creativity".

M-R said...

I completely agree! Great post, Elle!

Dolores said...

I hope it all comes together the way you want it to. It's nice that you have a helpful Rooster.

Anonymous said...

That white is gorgeous!! You know, between freecycle and garage sales and thrift stores, I have my sewing room completely stocked - furniture and all - for hardly any $$. Oooh the white! ; )
~Monika

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

I get the biggest kick out of reading your posts....delightful!!