When Karah from The Space Between told me she was about to announce a challenge with a group of other bloggers and asked me to join I was really intrigued. Karah was one of the participants in my Crafty Christmas Tree Challenge, she made that wonderful driftwood tree that was so amazing, so I knew if she was involved it would be an interesting and inventive challenge.
And boy is it ever!
It's called the Imagine the Impossibilities challenge. The goal is to pick a project that seems daunting or impossible to you, and tackle it during the month of January.
There was definitely one project that I needed some motivation to start and this seemed like the perfect thing to get me going.
So here's my impossible project- Cleaning and Organizing The Craft Studio.
Warning: The following images may be disturbing for certain viewers who like neatness.
As of yesterday this was current state of the island in my craft studio.
Piles and piles of craft projects and materials. Some hadn't even been taken out of the bag after being purchased.
And the thing that gets me is that I already have a pretty good basic organization in the studio. I just haven't been keeping up with it.
(This is my large shelving unit behind the island in it's normal state of organization)
But once I started getting dizzy I haven't really been working in the studio. I've been working in the dining room or living room so I can lay down on the couch if I need a dizzy break.
The studio has turned into a room that I grab materials from, then plunk them down again once I'm finished with a project. Never actually putting the materials away (as you can clearly see).
But I'm tired of it getting messier and messier. I love the studio when it's neat, clean and easy to work in. It had a wonderful creative energy and was my favorite room in the house.
(Here's the way the island used to look- there was room to seat 6 people)
It doesn't feel that way anymore- it sort of feels abandoned now.
So it's time to clean! And maybe that will encourage me to start trying to work in there again despite the dizziness.
This project probably wouldn't be impossible under normal circumstances, since mostly everything on the island has a home on a shelf somewhere. But since I get dizzy I have to take a lot of breaks. Cleaning happens in short spurts and it's hard to keep up with an ongoing project. So I think having this challenge is going to help keep me on track.
Now for the giveaway part of the post!
Funny things happen when you clean. You realized that if you were more organized you probably wouldn't do things like buy the same item twice.
I found I have two copies of this book. They are both in perfect condition so I thought why not give one away!
If you love color (like I do) this is a wonderful book. It has a color wheel in the front.
Includes some basic color terminology, talks about the moods each color can represent and how they are perceived by viewers.
It also shows some interesting color pallet and combinations in the back.
All you have to do to enter is be a follower (or become one) and leave a comment. The giveaway is open until 11:59 pm EST January 19th. 2012
I'll choose a random winner and announce it on Friday January 20th 2012.
This Giveaway is Now Closed. Thanks to everyone who entered! You can check this post to see who won.
And if you want to join the Imagine the Impossibilities challenge too head on over to Karah's post about the challenge.