Sunday, July 24, 2011

What’s the story behind “Linda’s Magic Workshop”?

Once in a while a client becomes a very good friend.  We share experiences, backgrounds, thoughts, and are very honest with each other.  So when that person comes to visit my home, they discover many things.  I am not a great housekeeper.   I have too much stuff and everything has a story.  I have many projects going on at any given time depending on my current interests.

A Few of the Stories:
The tall glass pitcher was given to my mother by an American Indian man who took care of my brother and I while Mom finished college at age 44.   I learned the meaning of sharing and giving of oneself.  The pitcher was his mother’s, his treasured possession and he wanted us to have it to remember him. 


After Mom and Dad died, I integrated many of their possessions into my home.  My mother’s paintings hang on my walls. I remember watching her and listening to her as she created them.  Dad’s collection of red glass admonishes me to look for quality along with beauty. 


 

And my Kaleidoscope collection reminds me of the many changes that occur in  life and how my view of the world changes with each one. 
                                                                                    
So when my new good friend visited my home and made the suggestion, “You should make your house look like an interior designer lives here!”  I thought about her vision.  No piles, no ongoing projects like fabric painting or bigger than life rabbits.  I pictured myself trying to keep things orderly, picture perfect and I realized that was not my vision! “This is my magic workshop – my imagination factory.  I live and work all over my home.  This is me.  This is where I get ideas and let my creativity run wild."  I wanted my friend to just enjoy her visit .”   She did and we are still very good friends.

“Designspiration - Linda's Magic Workshop" seems like such a good name for my new blog where I share my sources for creativity with you.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

What’s the story behind “Linda’s Magic Workshop”?

Once in a while a client becomes a very good friend.  We share experiences, backgrounds, thoughts, and are very honest with each other.  So when that person comes to visit my home, they discover many things.  I am not a great housekeeper.   I have too much stuff and everything has a story.  I have many projects going on at any given time depending on my current interests.

A Few of the Stories:
The tall glass pitcher was given to my mother by an American Indian man who took care of my brother and I while Mom finished college at age 44.   I learned the meaning of sharing and giving of oneself.  The pitcher was his mother’s, his treasured possession and he wanted us to have it to remember him. 


After Mom and Dad died, I integrated many of their possessions into my home.  My mother’s paintings hang on my walls. I remember watching her and listening to her as she created them.  Dad’s collection of red glass admonishes me to look for quality along with beauty. 


 

And my Kaleidoscope collection reminds me of the many changes that occur in  life and how my view of the world changes with each one. 
                                                                                    
So when my new good friend visited my home and made the suggestion, “You should make your house look like an interior designer lives here!”  I thought about her vision.  No piles, no ongoing projects like fabric painting or bigger than life rabbits.  I pictured myself trying to keep things orderly, picture perfect and I realized that was not my vision! “This is my magic workshop – my imagination factory.  I live and work all over my home.  This is me.  This is where I get ideas and let my creativity run wild."  I wanted my friend to just enjoy her visit .”   She did and we are still very good friends.

“Designspiration - Linda's Magic Workshop" seems like such a good name for my new blog where I share my sources for creativity with you.