I spent some time the other day revamping part of my studio. I rearranged some of the furniture and even brought more furniture in... which is the opposite of my original thought to clear out the space. I have so much going on in this space that once I get working and things are all out of place, it does not take long to drive me crazy and no longer feel inspiring... But I brought in the green dresser above to store some things that were just in baskets all around the floor, like fabrics and leathers and such. I'm kind of an out of sight out of mind kind of person in alot of ways, and my materials are included... so I need to keep things visually out at all times. But I figured big things like fabric and leather, I would remember that they are behind drawers.
The biggest difference is bringing out my mom's vintage sewing table to actually be used again. It was hiding in the corner as a place to put decorative things on. So I switched it around with the tall storage shelf and it fit perfectly folded out. The beautiful part of it of course is the part you cant see when its folded out, but if I don't keep it folded out, again, it is not as likely to get used. Goodness I am showing my laziness here, but its true. I just know myself all too well to think otherwise.
For a while now Ive been considering bringing back some clothing to my line. But not like I had before. As much as I loved creating clothes for Violet Bella, I'm kind of over that part of myself. I want to design things that really feel like me and something I would wear. Put more of myself into the designs, like I do for the jewelry and home accessories in my Roots and Feathers line. Ive been creating drawings of things Id like to create. I'm not rushing into anything like I usually do. I'm letting things settle in my heart in stages and allowing myself to grow into it organically.
I'm preparing for some changes for the new year. I'm in the middle of a fun design frenzy with Kelly Ann to create an all new website here. This space will change dramatically in the next few weeks. I'm over the moon with my choice for this change. Most of the content will still be the same, just with a new look and flow. I had considered branching out into an actual website instead of a blog... but at this point in my journey, I'm going to stick with the blog platform, and keep it here on blogger. One day that might change, but it still feels like home to me here. I'm imagining that this will be a catalyst to many other changes in my daily work flow. Sometimes having a fresh look at something can help create fresh space in your mind as well.