"Once we clearly acknowledge the soul, we can learn to hear it's cries. - Dallas Willard, Renovation Of The Heart."

It takes courage to pursue our dreams. It takes time and patience to unearth buried treasure. But I believe with all my heart that we must do both.


Tell me...

how one can work in this mess??
I have kept this door closed since Saturday.  

Saturday I had another visual journaling workshop at my church. 
The amount of stuff I cart each time seems to grow.

I had to laugh, see the Bose sitting on the table?  
  It's one of the first models - we have had it a long time. 
One of the younger women said, what is that??  
Yes it's old, but some old things still work.  :)

So today, this is what I will be doing.

Once I get started I get excited about getting organized.
It's always about the getting started isn't it??
That first step is one I struggle with...in many areas.

See you on the other side of this mess.


Jennifer Richardson said...

oh what a happy mess!
Looks like the proverbial stall
where the plenty of oxen are kept:)
More and more strength to you and
your fruitful life, Mary!

The Charm House said...

Mary, This looks organized to me! Everything is in its little plastic box. LOL My studio looks like this all the time!
Love you,

katie purcell said...

Looks like JOY about to be spilled out and
spread over lots of blessed ladies to me.
Blessing back to you today.

Mary said...

katie, where do you live??

Jane Farr said...

It *is* all about getting started for me too Mary! :) The workshops you hold at your church look fabulous.

katie purcell said...


Mary said...

Katie, email me maryefreeman@hotmail.com
i think you are about 50 miles or so from me.
maybe we can work something out nearer...

jgr said...

Hi Mary,
I wish you the best with your cleaning and organizing! I'm sure it will be great. Hey I would also love to attend a workshop-please let me know if you schedule one nearby-it would be GREAT to meet you in person, Katie too!

Janet said...

I'm so envious of your large space. It looks great to me. I love seeing other people's studios.

And I wish I lived close enough for a workshop, too, but sadly I do not.

Nancy said...

Well I have attended one of your workshops and it's wonderful....I really hope it works out for these gals because they are in for a treat........

I do the same thing in my studio....sometimes I just have to close the door but then I get energized and want it all organized and cleaned up.....I bet you come up with new ideas as you play with your stuff....

Love you girlfriend

Bren said...

now that's a room full of fun! Finding ways to stash all the random and varied things that go into creative art making is a challenge. I know you're going to come up with some great ways to make it all happen, looking forward to the end result.

Janette@Janette's Sage said...

Oh I can't wait to see the final product...too funny on the Bose! What a great space...reminds me of the space in the movie '"The Notebook" that he had built for his wife...enjoy!

Connie Lou said...

"...and anyway, it's a Bose!" Lol! I am right there with ya! I know its time to re-organize when I take more time preparing to create than creating! Thank you for your "visiual journey" through organizing your studio, gave me some good ideas! Connie