Welcome to What’s On Your Workspace Wednesday! Today, I wanted to share the precious sight that greeted me when I walked into my studio this morning – two bright-eyed, bushy-tailed Maine Coons who wanted nothing more than love, hugs, and a romp with their Mom and their favorite chase toy! As you can see, they are happy that I cleaned off their desk for the Where The Princess Creates transformation, since they believe that all spaces, big or small, are meant for them to fill!
Speaking of spaces, since you’ve seen where I create, I thought it would be fun to show you how I create.
First, I try to find a large surface to create on whenever possible as I need room to spread my creative wings. That’s one of the reasons I picked this desk – when it is clear, there is a lot of space to play on!
Next, I try to gather the supplies I know I will need for the project at hand. As I begin a project, I am usually fairly organized – I try to keep everything around me in its ordained place, and I try to set things aside or put them away as I’m able to keep my space neat and clear.
As the project proceeds, my mind begins to churn with new possibilities and ideas. What if I do this? What if I try that? Soon I find myself hunting and gathering new supplies to play and experiment with. As I get caught up in the creative process, organization takes a back seat to originality, and order soon morphs into mess!
By the project’s end, creative chaos ensues, and my desk looks like this!
Fortunately, it isn’t staying this way these days, as everything is starting to have its own home!
Now, I’d like to give a shout out to some special friends! First, I’d like to thank Julia, our WOYWW hostess at Stamping Ground, for the very special gift she sent me – and the other 100+ participants – who created a What’s On Your Workspace Altered Challenge to commemorate the 1st year anniversary of this group a few weeks ago! This was a wonderful token of your friendship and appreciation, and I will display and use it proudly, along with the Altered Mailbox I created for the occasion!
Next, I’d like to thank Elizabeth and Bluebeard at Altered Book Lover for honoring me as their blog of the day! I’d also like to extend a special welcome to those of you who have stopped by as a result of Elizabeth and Bluebeard’s endorsement, and encourage those of you who read my blog to stop by and pay them a visit! In case you are wondering, Bluebeard is Elizabeth’s beautiful blue cat who, reputedly, is not allowed on the furniture, much to Legend and Tsunami’s chagrin! Of course, I say reputedly, because there have been alleged sightings of Bluebeard on the outdoor furniture (oh my! check that sidebar!) and in her studio (if you can imagine that!) When Elizabeth is not photographing these transgressions, she is busy at work creating the most wonderful books, journals, and tutorials for us to explore!
Finally, I’d like to remind you – this is the last week to enter my giveaway where you can win one or all of the beautiful Altered Pages digital collage sheets shown here! These sheets are fabulous, so don’t miss out!
I look forward to reading your comments as always and to visiting as many of your blogs this week as I can! Have a fabulous week and I look forward to sharing something new and exciting with you in the next day or two!