Well those exercises have really helped a lot! I have managed to do them every day and even Dad is still going at it with his resistance bands!
Time for a change
Now that I am no longer that stiff, Mom and I started redecorating my studio. This is something that I have wanted to do for a fair amount of time. I didn’t want to make too many changes, just a few things here and there. This is my creative space after all and it works for me, but a change can help to inspire a person, right?
I already have a good idea of what I want to do, but basically a few new furniture pieces and a little bit of paint here and there. In fact, I have already found something that I will use in my lounge. Mom and I were shopping the other day and I found an fabulous oversized wooden wall clock that is going to hang over my fire place. It has the most amazing clock face and old style hands with gold numbers. Mom wanted it, but she could see that I had set my sights on it!
We decided to repaint one wall in the room. All the walls are a brilliant white, but we changed the biggest one to a nice sky blue. It really looks amazing and reminds me of the sky, while the white walls look like clouds! Dad says its perfect for me because I always have my head in the clouds! He is right! Your altitude determines your attitude!
My sister Carly had a great idea. She said that we should hang some of the artwork from my art workshops for kids with disabilities. There are some really talented kids in my classes and I hung up their work with pride. Don’t worry, it was not their originals. We make photocopies of each child’s work so we can watch their progress and help them along.
I picked up a few cushions that complimented this artwork. I went to an op shop and they had a huge range of eclectic cushion covers that I could choose from. With some digging, I found a couple that suited the new paintings and the place just look fantastic!
What about the house?
Redecorating my art studio has got me thinking about making a change or two to my house as well. There comes a time when a girl has to splash out a bit. I have lived there for a few years, but not really done much since I moved in.
I like to use colour and space in my artwork so why not apply that to my home redesign. I am first going to start with just one room, otherwise I know I will get carried away and be trying to finish three area’s at once instead of focussing on one at a time. I spend a lot of time in the lounge area when I am not in my studio, so that is where I will start.
I also found these perfect red cushions that already look incredible on my leather couch. I could not help myself; I just had to put them out immediately. They work so well with the leather and they are so comfortable. I already tried them out during an afternoon nap on the couch.
Tomorrow I am going to pick out some paints and then Dad and I will start painting. The lounge is going to look really good by the time we are finished. I wonder which room I will pick next…