Today's Lesson From The Craft Room: A Storage Container Is Not The Answer To All Of My Problems!
After visiting my cousin last week and seeing her amazingly organized craft space (take a look at these pics of one of the closets in her craft room)
I cannot look at my own craft space with the same eyes. Instead, I want my space to magically organize itself to look like her gorgeous closet. So instead of cleaning up the mess on my craft table and the piles that are growing on the floors of my craft room (which, of course, must be due to tectonic plate shifts that are taking place beneath the subfloor of my craft room), I found myself on-line searching for paper storage units. This was no lighthearted search mind you. This was a search akin to the hunt for the Holy Grail! Oh, if I could just find the perfect paper storage unit (which, I discovered, is also referred to as a mail sorter or a literature organizer...depending on where your search for the Holy Grail takes you). I spent about 20 minutes on my quest until my logical, rational, parental side of my brain kicked in and said, "A storage container is not the answer to all of your problems!" I hate it when that voice talks sense! But, I had to listen. Because deep down inside I know that a literature sorter is not the fix for all that ails me. It is just a distraction from actually dealing with what ails me. So, like any true artist, I decided to take myself and my ailment and head back into the mess of a craft room to create :) This little booklet is what came out - a booklet to remind me that life is a matter of moments. Moments of questing for the Holy Grail. Moments of truth that a $70 purchase won't fix my life. Moments of recognizing that me and my craft room mess can still collaborate and create some pretty special adventures all of our own :)