Remember the time you had a room that was just yours for playing in, or when you got really creative and made a fort in the living room, or when your mom was out getting groceries and you convinced your dad it would be a great idea to set up the tent in the dinning room?! Ahhh the good ol’days. When there was no reason to justify why you needed a space you could just use for play. I am sure lots of us have fond memories such as these, and I think we sometimes forget the important of having a designated fun zone as we grow. Yes, we put away the toys and grow up at some point in our lives but we still need a space all to ourselves, where we can take time to do the things we love. I am a firm believer that everyone needs their own space, whether it be for crafting, reading, gardening, listening to music, creating music, writing, whatever it is that you enjoy doing you should create some space just for that love or hobby. We should all have a fun zone or a recess area!! So here we go, I am going to go “step by step” compliments of the New Kids on the Block to help you create your very own space.
Step 1 – We can have lot of fun!
For anything to become a reality you first have to visualize what it is you want which can be a lot of fun. Think of all the day dreaming one does in a day….well mostly when at work but you can use this time to visualize your creative space, lets face it work will be there tomorrow! Try to picture how you would like to spend an adult version of recess, it can be having a designated reading chair, or writing desk, or a Zen den, it can be anything you do for a hobby or that helps you relax. It doesn’t have to be an entire room all to yourself, get creative and use what you got!
Step 2 – There’s so much we can do!
Now that you have visualized your recess it is time to start looking for the necessary pieces you need to start setting up your area. You don’t have to spend a lot of money, spread the word, maybe your friends and family have the pieces that you need to make your vision become a reality. You can also check out vintage or thrift stores, or maybe you wait for the pieces you want to go on sale. You don’t have to get everything all in one day but there is so much you can do to prepare.
Step 3 – It’s just you and me!
Hmm I really didn’t think this through….yup it’s just you and me…..
Step 4 – I can give you more!
As you collect your items, start putting the pieces together. This will give you further motivation to keep investing time into you and into your fun zone. Any shared space doesn’t count, such as the bedroom, couch or the kitchen table….nope you share those spaces with others, you need to create your very own special place within your home and wait I can give you more….
Step 5 – Don’t you know the time has arrived!
After you have put the pieces together it is time to set aside some daily, weekly or monthly “play” time! I know life happens and life gets busy so we can’t always play when we want to but it is always important to set aside time for ourselves and time to do the things we love to do. I also encourage you to share your art as much as you can, you never know who it will inspire plus art is meant to be shared. And yes the time has arrive “huuuuuuuuu”!! (If you haven’t heard the song I am referencing this will probably make no sense but honestly who doesn’t know who the New Kids on The Block are?! If you don’t or if you want to jam out while you read then this is for you http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ay6GjmiJTPM)
Here is what my recess looks like;
I had the vision for a long time and I admit it has taken me a while to put it all together but now that I have I couldn’t be happier. It gives me a sense of peace as well it encourages me to never stop investing in my art and in the things I enjoy. What will your recess look like?
*March has come to an end and as such I have randomly selected one of my lucky followers to receive a pair of crochet slippers, I am thankful for each and every one of you but there can only be one winner, and the winner is Christie H. Congratulations!! I will be contacting you by email shortly to get further details.*