I Am Ready to Be Creative Today!

I straightened up a bit in my studio yesterday, and I do feel better, more relaxed.  I like things to be put away in their place, but I am finding that a lot of creative people thrive with things left out in the open.  It is so interesting to see how everyone is different, right?

Gretchen Rubin, an author who writes, makes video and podcasts (LOVE her podcast, BTW) about happiness and healthy habits often says, “Outer Order Contributes to Inner Calm”.  This saying fits me, most definitely.  I need to be calm and relaxed in order to be creative.  When there is too much clutter I cannot think clearly or create.

It probably looks boring, but I will mess it up again soon, I promise.

09-28-15 327My Bo Bergemann, BJD Bella told the naked Izzy to go get herself some clothes on and poor Lisbet went into her box waiting for her lips to be repainted (some day).  In the meantime, she found a little Kelly doll dressed as a fairy for Halloween.  I dressed Bella in her only other outfit, but she doesn’t remember it, so she thinks it is new.

09-28-15 321My fabric is still towering, but not as much, and is in a neat stack.  I left the Christmas pieces on the top of the pile since I will be using this next.

09-28-15 317My embroidery floss is all put away in its correct color group and in numerical order, so I can find it quickly!

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09-28-25 314Kish’s Alisha and Tonner’s Lilah (Ann Estelle’s little sister) are dressed for fall.  I kept teddy on the rocking chair, but put away the spring hats and gave him a few pumpkins.

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Wonder how long things will stay this neat, a day, a week?

Do you thrive with clutter or neatness?

Thanks for reading along.  Have a great Monday!

4 thoughts on “I Am Ready to Be Creative Today!

  1. Joy

    I think Bella definitely deserves some more clothing, although I like her current choice.
    Now you’re all set for the next holiday with decorating accomplished as well. Funny, I believe I have an almost identical bamboo shelf unit like yours. Mine currently holds an old cuckoo clock,
    a vintage picnic basket, boxes of vintage photos, and miscellaneous dust.

    1. Cindy Rice Post author

      Hi Joy,
      I think Bella should have a new dress too, maybe someday when I don’t know what else to do. My dolls are like the cobbler’s children who have no shoes.
      I found that bamboo shelf at an antiques mall years ago. If I look closely I can see the remnants of kelly green paint, so someone must have brought it back to its original state. Sounds like your shelf is being put to good use too. Gotta love all that dust!
      Thanks for your comment, Joy!

  2. Wanda

    Hello Cindy,

    Ahh, your sewing studio is so tidy and organized!

    Unfortunately at this busy time of the year, I prefer my ‘projects on deck’ to be visible, along with a checklist, to ensure all of the required materials are setup and ready for construction. So yes, I look forward to reorganization as well as decorate/paint the bare walls come January 2016.

    I enjoy reading your blog and marveling at your pristine and authentic creations!

    Many thanks!

    1. Cindy Rice Post author

      Hello Wanda,
      Good luck with your decorating in January and in the meantime I hope you get a lot done in your studio. The months before Christmas are probably the busiest, so much to do.
      You have LOTS of cute things in your Etsy shop! You are a busy lady.
      Thanks for you comment, Wanda.


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