If I were to write what I am really thinking about today, I would tell you how I am thinking about the fact that this is the last August for the next 15 or so years where I will not be helping someone get ready for school to start. I would tell you that even though I LOVE fall (the only months that I really don't love living in MN are January-March), it always makes me feel a little melancholy. The weather has been cool enough the past two days that we have not been able to go to the beach. That, and the fact that fall is literally two weeks away, makes me a little sad. Like summer is dying. Top that with the fact that next August at this time I will be buying school supplies for a very excited kindergartner and turning 30 (it's birthday week this week!!). Well, let's just say that's a whole bunch of stuff that I just really don't want to talk about today.
Instead, I am going to show you something that I made recently!! I love being creative. It feeds my soul. When I write or paint or edit pictures I get lost in this world where time has no value. I don't notice how much time passes, I don't care if I stay up way too late, and sometimes I can't hardly get myself to stop doing whatever it is that I am doing.
At the beginning of the summer I got frustrated when I went to look for pair of earrings and found a whole container of jewelry that I forgot that I had. I decided that I needed to find a way to have my jewelry more visible so that I wouldn't forget about what I didn't regularly see. I had a faint memory of something that I had seen in a magazine several years ago, so I can't take full credit for this idea. This display is based loosely off the idea that I remember.
It's like having a piece of practical and useful art! I glued cork boards together, attached ribbon strips for my earrings, glued buttons onto the ends of pushpins for my necklaces and bracelets, and made a place where I can easily see all my jewelry. I love it. And in a house lacking on storage space of any kind, this just works out quite perfectly.
And is so much more fun to talk about on such a lovely day.