Creativity... or What Feeds YOUR Soul?
02/01/2020 - 11:44 Submitted by Lola Jones
By Lola Jones
I set an intention to do more art, so I did my 10% and set up a spot in our large garage that's converted to a gym where I could paint anytime.
Surprisingly the first projects didn't turn out to be canvases.
Recently I found myself not inspired to work in my office. I was working everywhere else in the house to avoid it.
I'm an artist at the core, and beauty and lusciousness in my environment feed my soul, especially if I had a hand in creating it.
I'd been compromising, trying to make the dark furniture work for me, but I didn't like it anymore.
And when I looked at desks online, they weren't lighting me up.
I realized I wanted my office not to look like an "office" but a haven, a sensual place to spend time.
So I gave the dark, hard edged furniture to our neighbor and started almost completely over.
The best pieces were from flea markets. I bought them for low prices from $5 for a basket, to $10 for the tiny marble top table, to $120 for the big glass table, and painted them to look fantastic!
This video shows how I transformed my office from dark and heavy to light, bright, and uniquely ME for less than $400.
Most of the magic was worked with about $32 worth of paint.
I wish I had taken "before "pictures of the old, dark brown office wall and the dark wood desk and chest I gave away.
This project was so fulfilling, and now I love spending time in my office.
I hope this inspires you to do what feeds your soul--whatever it is.
Ease and creativity,