Thursday, August 27, 2009

My (away at work) creative space

My 'other job' (the one gives me with money in return for my efforts) - at present, requires me to leave home, often for up to five days straight. The days are long and the nights can be longer (depending on how much work I am asked to undertake). I miss my children and the Mr and the undulating love bound tidal chaos that is our home life.

However, the fact is, that I am in and out of a house of which I am the sole occupant for five days straight (with frequent 'work' interruptions) and it is not lost on, nor unappreciated by me as, I get to leave it looking like this!!!

And as I am the only one coming and going from it - I can pick up directly where I left off OR NOT! As the case often is.

I might just move on to some other project...and pick back up again much later where I had left the other one off earlier.

There are scissors left with gay abandon, pins dangerously close to rolling off the table onto the floor, patterns (even though I can't follow them properly), a sewing machine - left plugged in and set up! bags of wool tops, a rainbow of felt, needling tools, note pads with ideas and scribbles (not from the kids), bags of choke-on-able buttons (but I don't have to worry - unless I should have some kind of sleep walking button eating mishap).

That is of course unless the Mr and kidlets have come to visit.
In which case I run about like a (very excited) mad woman trying to tidy and put away my fabric, my oh so dangerous pins and needles, the bag of choke-on-able buttons, my felt, my books of inspiration, my unfinished or perhaps even not yet started projects in some sort of order so that I might feel inspired to start creating when they depart rather than slowed down by the enormity of sorting it all out again..

It is, generally speaking, 'my place of creative chaos' (some of the time anyway - it is not my home nor is it my shag pile carpet - for those who were alarmed at it's presence and colour) and I thought I'd share it with you all.

In half an hour I will again depart for this house of creative whimsy. In two & a half hours I guarantee it will again look like this!

Have a great and creative week. Check out some other creative places at Kootoyoo.


yardage girl said...

Great positive outlook - the space is great, the carpet is not (as you noted)!!

Anonymous said...

how wonderful to be able to have such a space to mess up and leave!! and I must add I adore your little bootoes and the Mushroom house is to die for!! love it

Nikki Cardigan said...

It looks like organised chaos Peta! And there has to be some reward for working hard and being away from your family.

Sandrine said...

Peta that must be hard being away from family like that,nice to see you make it creative and productive ;))

Kirsty said...

What a luxury. It's nice to be able to pick up & put down as the mood takes you.

Anonymous said...

It's great that you have found a positive spin on something that must be really hard.
The one thing I am really pining for at the moment, in among the mess, is more space!

Treacle Beak said...

Great to see you're able to use your "craftiness" to fill in what must be lonely nights, Peta. Goodonya!

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