Hello, My Friends!~~~
If you are like me, after Christmas is a time to reflect on the coming New Year. And it is a time to de-clutter, clean-out, and de-stash. Yesterday, Hubby and me took down Christmas, packing everything carefully away until next year. Our living room looks so naked and fresh at the same time. It faces south and west, and the low winter sun came streaming in today. Nourishing and inspiring. I went down to my basement studio and surveyed my inspiration board which is on the wall right next to my desk.
I have added bits and pieces of things that I like for the past year or more. It was looking too chaotic and cluttered. Kind of like how my mind feels after the whorl of the holidays and the end of the year approaches. Time for a fresh start, I say!~~I removed everything from the board, which took about 30 minutes. Then I found two packs of scrapbooking paper which I recently purchased at Michael's for 40% off.
I love the designs by Cosmo Cricket! Even though I'm not a scrapbooker, I do dabble in paper arts from time to time and like to have fun papers at my disposal. I fashioned some of the papers in patchwork form on the board, over the fabric and cork of the old bulletin boards beneath.
Then with care I placed a select, and very special to me, grouping of objects on my new inspiration board.
As you can see a 2010 calendar is center focus. But this is not just any calendar. I ordered this beauty from Sue and her etsy shop. It is a fabulous Junking calendar with lots of important junking dates all throughout as well as the most gorgeous junking photography! get yours NOW!~~~Now, that I have purged my inspiration board, I can settle into some serious crafting. I have LOTS of new things to share with you in the New Year! More about that later, my friends!~~~XXOO, Beth