For the New Year, I am turning over a new leaf. It is not a resolution. It is determination. Things are going to live in their places. Old stuff is outtahere!! “Focus” is my word AND my M.O. That bare counter, above, had seventeen layers of things on it yesterday. Today, I can breathe.
I am also going to work on another thing that isn’t easy for me. Watercolor.
I’ve tried it, before, and it eludes me. Still does. BUT, with the help of Mary Ann Moss at “Dispatch from LA” I will adopt an attitude and refuse to be ashamed. MAM is my guru.
I have another new guru in the “focus” department. She is Marie Kondo, author of “the life-changing magic of tidying up”. She is a totally obsessive-compulsive neat freak, but that’s exactly what I need. If you only own four categories of things – clothes, papers, books and kitchen stuff – she can fix you right up. Only problem is what to do with stuff like this:
Handmade crayons are probably not everyone’s problem, but if you have any suggestions, I’m all ears!!