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Creating a Place of Worth.

September 21, 2012

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oh my ! I love this piece!

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Creating this new space has been harder then I would have thought.  It isn’t a very large space narrow and not very wide… but a studio, and mine, nonetheless.   Everything I have  ever participated in designing has been for the benefit of others…to be shared.  But the love of my life has pushed me towards this…says I need it.  Says I must create it.  He says I deserve it. So I have slipped into a few antique shops looking for just the right pieces.  I rustic work table…and some shelving.    It’s hard though…as a momma of 7 to say “this is mine”… when all day long your eye is on what you need to do for them…get for them…feed them. It  makes me think back to this awakening.  It’s a very vulnerable thing to say… “I think I would like that fabric…the one with the birds and the flowers”… I guess the biggest struggle is a room in the house that says…”I am worth this…my work, my art…my time…it’s worth more than to be  smushed in the back of the laundry room in a dusty cabinet.” It’s one thing to create a Pinterest board all hidden away… but to pull out the pins and set it up?

An aunt who took me to a handful of water painting lessons was whispering it back then…”you are worth taking to these lessons”.  Then this amazing artist, came by my  site one day and called my paint pushing; “art”.  A new sister, not yet in our family, asked for her wedding tables to have my birds perched on each one.  A husband who takes my babies out on long walks…and says the paper looks beautiful when I am finished.  All these peoples’  whispers of “you are worth it”…I have tucked into neat drawers in my mind.  I take their words out and hold them up to me when I need to be encouraged….always folding them up just so before shutting them away in my mind.  But to have a not so wide  room…a giant declaration of my time…my pushing paint… my mad scientist ways of a thousand interests… a room that takes out all their words of worth from the wooden drawer in my mind… this room hangs all their truths out like bright white laundry billowing.

It is a brave thing..to say out loud that the gifts which God has put in you; are worth it.  To say out loud that He hasn’t wasted time on you…that you acknowledge what He has done in you…you celebrate.  It is a brave thing.

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sharing with the most lovely of inspiring women Jennifer at StudioJRU and also over at 5MF.

16 Comments leave one →
  1. September 21, 2012 4:26 pm

    I like thinking about how this small space that is yours alone opens up a wide space inside of you, of creativity and opportunity. How exciting, to have a room of your own. May it be full of light and beauty, creation and joy. Blessings!

  2. September 21, 2012 4:33 pm

    Oh yes! You are blessed! A room of your own. Yes indeed. I love my corner, I can create and not miss what is going on. Not feel secluded. We now have an extra bedroom and husband suggested I move into there to create. But the lighting isn’t the same, the window isn’t as pretty. So I will stick with my corner, it’s “just right”. We are blessed to have husbands, and friends that speak into our talents. Yes indeed.

  3. September 21, 2012 4:53 pm

    Thanks for sharing.

  4. September 21, 2012 7:54 pm

    Lovely, so lovely to hear the process He is working in your heart and the Words He has confirmed to you, that indeed, you are worth it! I am so excited to see your very own space and to see the choices you make for it and how it will be a reflection of you, a celebration of His creative genius:)

  5. alifesanctified permalink
    September 21, 2012 8:18 pm

    Oh T – I love the line: I take their words out and hold them up to me when I need to be encouraged … always folding them up just so before shutting them away in my mind. Great imagery! Thanks for letting us in on that special moment. I’m so happy for you to progress to a “space” instead of the “place” in the laundry room. Now you and your birds can fly. 🙂

  6. cjfort permalink
    September 21, 2012 10:46 pm

    Ah, yes – “room of you own, you are worth it.” Wisdom for all mothers/wives/sisters/daughters who give and give and feel guilty for receiving…so glad you are receiving! And brave! Thank you for blessing others with the depths of you…

    • September 22, 2012 7:33 am

      oh no one should forget you.. that day when you pinned my buying bush and saying… my very first pin ever.
      I was so excited…ran out to the beach and told my husband.
      you are a cool lady for sure!!!!
      T

  7. Loraine permalink
    September 24, 2012 9:20 am

    Thank you for the inspiration you are to all who read your blog. I too love the line about taking those words out and holding them up and then always folding them up just so. There are times when those words are what get us through, times when we need their reminder that we are deserving, that we have worth. Bless you for how you encourage me.

    • September 24, 2012 12:03 pm

      i think there is so much understanding to the heart of women when I see how many relate to that sentence… we all have that box of collected words in our minds.
      sometimes we can’t hear them from Him… so HE sends others to speak it into us.
      T

  8. September 24, 2012 6:52 pm

    Be brave, T. You are a work in progress and all that you do benefits Him. Best wishes!

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