There's a lot of discussion about the "authenticity" of blogger's lives lately; do they really dress like that everyday? are their houses perfect? do they ever fail at a crafty pursuit?
Of course, we only show our best sides; our hippest outfits, our cleanest rooms, and our flawless projects. I think that as bloggers we're held to a different standard and I don't really mind that. I love looking at pictures of Danielle Thompson's perfect home and Elsie Larson's too cool for school vintage outfits because they INSPIRE me. They inspire me to vacuum the rugs now and then and to possibly even iron my shirts.
Hopefully, I inspire people to live creatively and to enjoy the process as much as I do. This holiday season was a perfect example of just how much I enjoy making things (and giving them to other people). Unfortunately, in order to finish all of these projects in time to wrap them up by December 25th, I had to let something slide.
My studio is disgusting! There's tape on the walls, stacks of books and tissue paper taller than I am, and piles of unfinished crafts in every corner. It's truly in-navigable!!! There's about three feet of walking space from the door to the work table. I can't find anything. I'm stepping on pins every time I walk in the room. I can barely get to my hamster's cage to feed him. It really is that bad.
And so, now I will look to those A-list bloggers to inspire me once again; this time to finally get my studio organized. I have a very exciting long term project coming up, and I need things to be in order. I can't possibly function in this room in this state. It really is UNACCEPTABLE.
So, this is my honest portrayal of my studio. I didn't move anything or stage any of the pictures (OBVS). It's a mess.
How's that for authentic?
Where do I even begin to tackle this mess?