it inspires us, delightfully, to be more hopeful,
So all that "philosophical mumbo jumbo" was about introducing you to the next project I will be working on. I am waiting for "stuff" for my Entry, so I started trying to finalize my planning and gather the things for the Grand Parlor.
The photo above is the collection of stuff I have for the Grand Parlor. What a delightful collection, yes? Does it tell you anything about where I want to go?
I knew what I wanted in regard to the "space" in this room. I knew I wanted a two level floor, I have some ideas about how to use that to create an "interesting" dynamic space. Here is what that became.
As usual, that is what I "knew" going in. Beyond that, a few unclear ideas floating around in my head...those will come later as they become realized. For now, I am focusing on the "things" that are shaping my final ideas.
One of the goals I have for this blog is to share the creative process as I go along. So many folks feel they have to have everything "done" in their mind before they start. In the real world, building a house, that is very true. It is much too costly otherwise, and mistakes can cost thousands.
But in our mini world, we can be the true artist, and let our creative process bloom and flower, creating things that delight our senses and take us into new and exciting worlds. Sometimes, having entered the process to realize our dreams, a new idea surfaces, a thread that just cannot be ignored...it enriches our vision. Therefore, it must be realized, mustn't it?
All of what comes next is built upon the two level floor pictured above, and two additional things.
Yes. A cheap Christmas Ornament that looks more like an Octopus...(does anyone REALLY put those on their Christmas trees?!!), and Paper Plates from Hobby Lobby. Humble inspiration...as is most inspiration! Big ideas from small treasures!
OK..so that is all for now...except a tantalizing picture of me playing with stuff to "create" the new Grand (Very Grand I might add!) parlor!
Until next time!