I crave order.
I suppose it’s the continual struggle to maintain it in my house (hello, have you met my two-year-old?) that drives me to create it in other aspects of my life, like my work. I think that’s why I find myself attracted to surface design and creating patterns. It’s my way of creating order out of all the chaos that is life.
So for this week’s “Find Inspiration In…”, I referring you to the website, Things Organized Neatly.
It’s so fabulous.
It’s photos of things.organized.neatly. *happy sigh*
Here’s a recent fave of mine-
Hmm…makes me happy. I love taking photos like this. I did it with some produce from the farmer’s market a few months ago. It could be a fun photo project for the kitchen or dining room, no?
Anyhow, I don’t know how this site will inspire you. Perhaps you’ll go seek some chaos to balance all the order and neatness found on Things Organized Neatly. Perhaps you’ll be inspired to finally organize that overstuffed bookshelf in your living room. Or maybe you’ll start a novel about order & chaos? Whatever- it’s up to you! I’d love to hear what you come up with!
Last week’s Find Inspiration In…
This photo I took at the park was the inspiration-
I ended up creating this photo collage of my porch steps-
Ever since we moved into this rental which I dubbed the S.S.S. (Seaside Shitty Shack), I’ve fixated on how outdated and dilapidated the joint was. The floors slant, the flooring in most every room needs replaced, the back deck is breakingsplintering off piece by piece with every rain storm…you get the picture.
Looking at that photo of the telephone box and what attracted me to it (the texture of the peeling layers), made me reconsider whether there is beauty to be found in this dumpy little shack near the gulf. So I took my camera and started taking pictures of the peeling paint and the rotting deck and then I came to the steps of the side porch. Years of rain running off the roof onto this one area of the stairs have created the most interesting texture. It almost has this grid-like pattern to it. (See, I like order!)
I imagine I’ll be taking more pictures of it before we move. I might even print some of the photos to hang in our next house. I like the idea of taking something beautiful with me from the S.S.S.
These “Find Inspiration In…” assignments help me to take notice of my surroundings, see connections, and reconsider what I might otherwise take for granted. And for that, I’m grateful.