|Kitchen closet renewal!|
I am really trying to master the art of being minimalistic with our playthings and supplies. Less is really more when it comes to toys, and I don't want excess to stifle creativity or the value they place on very special things. I moved many things up to labeled bins in our attic; mostly books.
I've been an avid reader my entire life...books have kept me company, scared me more than any movie, and have made me ponder many, many concepts. We could dive into a pretty serious conversation about reading and reading readiness, but that's for another time:) In short, I'm keeping a few picture books that contain quality art and soothing images. The focus is on creative play.
Our art supplies (watercolors, block and stick beeswax crayons, colored pencils) needed some housekeeping, so I rubbed our crayons with a rag dipped in olive oil. I also shaved down our block crayons, as W has made many attempts to eat them for a snack. Our colored pencils were given a new home in a log of wood with holes drilled into the base.
Upstairs in the play room, I hung our hand dyed curtains and I am loving them. I created some new Spring vignettes for the top of our book case, which is in the center of the room.
But the bravest deed of all was when I decided to tackle our attic. That's going to take awhile! I am trying to keep all toys and books that are "out of rotation" and seasonal items organized upstairs...it is a work in progress and it's worth it.
Most of all, we are enjoying beautiful weather, many long walks, and evenings down by the creek.
This weekend, I am a performer in the play Birth: A Play by Karen Brody. The character I am reading has a birth experience similar to mine, and I'm hoping for it to be somewhat cathartic for me. I'm in the middle of writing W's birth story and I'll have it posted here sometime next week. It's been the toughest subject I've written about yet, but it's very real proof that journaling continues to help me make sense of many experiences in my life...even some that I am subconsciously trying to forget.
*The giveaway for a spot in The Magic Fairy Wool class ends tomorrow...best of luck!**