Thursday, November 12, 2009

I've Been Bitten

I have been bitten by the creative bug! Ever since I made myself my very own creating space, it's been non-stop. Things like laundry and showering are really getting in the way.  I have also been blog stalking other lovely creative blogs to which I am completely addicted.  I had no idea how non creative I was.  Kind of like when you don't know you're singing off tune or you have really bad breath.  Why didn't someone tell me?  The gist I've gotten is that there is no right or wrong, do what makes you feel good.  And redo, repurpose, use what you have. I can do that!
  This collage above my bed is made with frames I already had and wasn't using. Some pretty paper that I love and there you have it.

I have been frequenting Goodwill alot latelty because that's where the Thrifty Decor Chic and The Nester go to find reusable treasures.  And it's so true.  This lovely touch lamp was $5.99.  I love it in my bathroom because I can touch it to three different softness levels.  No more turning on the overhead stage lights to accentuate every wrinkle and gray hair.  I DO love lamps!  I WILL get more!

These were other Goodwill finds.  The candle and the fillers are my own that I already had.  Very Fall.

I repainted these pears metallic Fall colors to go in this basket.  They're much better that they used to be!

I've been working on other things, to show later.  It's soooo much fun.  Those of you who have been doing this all along are saying "Duh" right now.  My mother is the most creative person I know and it just seems to have skipped right over me.  But I'm working on it.  Slowly , but surely.


Melynda King said...

I want to get bit by what ever it is that bit you! Looks great!

Stephanie said...

I need to be bitten! I bought enough paint to paint my entire house when we moved in and 3 1/2 years later I still haven't gotten to the laundry room, the office, the living room or the master bedroom/bathroom. I know that if I just got going I would keep going like a dog on a bone... I just can't get myself to start! I love the thrift store idea. I really need to start going to DI more often. We have a HUGE one here and I never go. I'm sure there are all sorts of treasures waiting for me there!

And by the way... you have always been creative! And thrifty too! Your home has always looked adorable and you have always seemed to pull it off without spending very much. I remember when you painted that wicker furniture and changed the whole look of your room. I was very impressed! We could all take a lesson from you! You probably didn't think anyone noticed this quality of yours... but I did! Keep it up and have a good time doing it.

Kristen said...

I hope you are following today's creative blog then. Every tuesday people will post links to their porjects-- there are days I have been up till 2 am feeling crafty

grandma said...

You have always been creative with the way you decorate and change accessories in your house. And usually very inexpensively. Being crafty is a little bit different. Once bitten, it becomes an obsession, a need to create. I love what your are doing. Love, Mom

Bev said...

Cute, cute! I'm sorry to say I've been bitten as well. Lamps are a fettish of mine too. Rob complains about how many lamps he has to turn off at night all around this house. I've simply informed him that "every room should have at least 3 light sources". I'm just following rules. Your lamp is darling and looks great in your bathroom. Keep it up Becky! The pictures are fun. I re-did my downstairs bathroom, but will I ever put pictures on the blog? Doubtful!