|Badass inspiring artwork above, by Brazilian graphic artist Carol Rossetti|
There's a meditative quality to the way that the physical work of renovating distracts my mind from its usual to-do list cycling; in an uncrowded mind, new ideas and thoughts have space to emerge and be noticed. This happened yesterday. I contemplated my love for "home improvement" last night while sweatily tearing up base-boards with a crowbar, and it suddenly occurred to me that I used to reserve this kind of time, energy, and passion for various "self-improvement" projects, instead.
|Before: My house, yesterday afternoon. Beloved chaos with "potential." |
After?: Still TBD
Anyway... these days I still enjoy my makeup/fashion/beauty routines, but I've changed them so that they take up a lot less time and so that they feel more like creativity and self-care, than "required-before-I-can-leave-the-house." Speaking of leaving the house, once I'm done with all of these renovation projects - including a TBD fabulous home-office revamp - I'm not sure I"ll ever want to!
So now I'll ask you: where do you spend most of your creative energy? Is this where you want to be spending it?