Do you have those days when you’re a little down in the dumps and you don’t know why? Does the rain make it worse?
That was my day yesterday. I felt so uninspired, had no new projects in mind, and I was in a funk. I wanted to go thrifting again! But, I needed to stay home and not get my car dirty from sliding down our muddy dirt road. (You people who live on pavement don’t know what you’re missing! Or, maybe you do and that’s why you stay there.)
As I linked a couple of posts to the Metamorphosis Monday link party at Between Naps on the Porch, my “funk” mood started to lift.
I came across a blogger I’d never met before. I felt a kinship immediately with Cynthia from Clockwork Interiors. She sews, she paints, and she’s an empty nester. I hope you’ll visit her great projects linked here, but, do please come back! 🙂
What drew me to her site initially was this simple chair slipcover. (Click image to see post.)
Later, when I saw Cynthia’s stenciled piece, it reminded me of my chest of drawers that I stenciled at the end of May. (Click image to see post.)
As I read her tutorial, I noticed Cynthia used a slightly different technique. She went over the stencil using vinyl spackling and a little white paint mixed in. Isn’t it lovely? (Click image to see tutorial.)
Cynthia and her family lived in the UK for a few years. She took an Annie Sloan painting class – and probably met Annie Sloan herself (maybe had her as a painting teacher, even). 😉
As I perused more posts linked at Met Monday, I noticed Liz’s table. I’d read her post the night before but was drawn to it again. I began envisioning (again!) our dining table that’s now a library table (Our Library/Music Room Reveal) with a collection of candle holders and decorative pieces lined behind the books.
Others inspire us so! Our minds expand in new directions. And, we don’t have to go anywhere! That’s true beauty, right there (and a clean car). 🙂
Trust me. I don’t need to sit around dreaming up new ways to spend time. Who has extra time, right?
We could clean the house. (There’s always that!) We could do so many things! But, we also need to get out of a funk sometimes. Changing things – even something small – is therapeutic. We need free therapy! 🙂
A simple change can do the trick. I took the English Rose Ironstone I bought for ID Diva and set it out to enjoy. I was inspired to look through a horse barn book from the collection and opened it to read about different barn styles.
For me, pictures of barns are calming…inspiring…all rolled into one!
My free therapy advice for today is to make a simple change in your surroundings. Nothing huge, but something that speaks to your soul.
What calms you, inspires you? Set those things out to enjoy.
Blessings to you, my friends~