Monday, March 27, 2006

Tidy Space, tidy mind...



Oh at last!!! I found a few hours to actually tidy my room..and you have NO IDEA what a relief it is..it was a midden! I have been so busy for so long, that things have just mounted up, and as a Virgo, I find this very stressful, but generally..when I have to choose, I go for tidiness and perfection in work rather than in what I need for me. So..this is just the nicest treat, and I can at last see my desk...I had forgotten it was there! I have posted the picture here and have added notes, so you can see things in more detail should you wish. (This is the desk in my bedroom by the way).

Maria has asked us to post some of our favourite bought pieces of art work...and due to lack of light (as usual!) I can't get any good pics today (some delicious Japanese Woodblock prints will follow though!)...but in the one above, you can see the big abstract on wood sitting on my radiator (done by my bro and rescued by me last time there was a clear out!) which is about to be hung behind my bed on the dark pinky plummy purple wall there. The metallic tones in this (car spray-paint) look great in the room, and I am looking forward to a change anyway!

So, I had a busy weekend....It was Mothers Day here yesterday, so that was fun (the house now is scented with more than 100 daffodils!), and I went into town to do a bit of shopping...and got (shock horror!) a pair of jeans! You see, this is the first pair of trousers I have had in about a year..so I am very pleased with myself! I did however just ignore the current trend for skinny jeans (ahem..not likely) and got very baggy cropped turn up jeans, very comfy and casual. I also got a vintage dress from Copenhagen that I am turning into a skirt. Oh yes, and don't forget the four hour tidy up marathon! Also Scotland is now smoke free in public places (pubs, restaurants, clubs), courtesy of the smoking ban..so that is a big (good) change too. As I said..busy weekend! Hope yours was good too... xox

PS..all you lovelies waiting for orders will hopefully be pleased to hear they will ALL be ready to go out this week (by thursday!)....yay :)...I will drop everyone an email as well! xx

13 comments:

Shari said...

hi there!
your desk looks great. i need to go back and check out the notes. the piece of art by your brother is very nice...love that he used spray paint. :)

100+ daffodils...wow! yay! for the smoking ban...i doubt it will happen anytime soon in durham (the land of tobacco).
xoxo! shari

Abigail said...

Well..if they managed it in Scotland (land of the pub!), anything can happen!! Lets hope so..and standard grade high school art projects have to be good for something....I do love this! :)

sharon whyte said...

sounds like you've been having fun!

i'm so happy about the smoking ban - looking forward to a trip to the pub this weekend to see what it's like smoke free.

your room looks so tidy! makes me want to tidy up my house now :)(I'm a Virgo too) and i love your brother's painting - did he really do that for standard grade?

Abigail said...

Hey Sharon..yeah, standard grade I think..could have been higher I suppose? (the year after..) I must check with him now I have it in my clutches..hehehe...he is colour blind too, so this great colour combo is was a happy turn of events! X

natalie said...

Congrats on the jeans and tidy up. I just dread shopping for trousers/jeans...Being 5 foot 2in and having a big bum is no fun!

I love looking at your desk, and was thrilled to see some matching items of my own desk :)

lisa s said...

headed to flickr to see the NEATness upclose....

i'd like to see the jeans and new dress please! :)

also looking forward to art... xo

abby said...

Wow! how nice it must feel to have such a clean and organized area...must get to mine soon. How funny that it was Mother's Day there, I always forget that you aren't American. I am looking forward to seeing the Japanese art.
ps-nice to see you are a virgo-two of my best girls are vigos :)

stella said...

i wonder if i'll ever be able to commit myself to a place enough to hang things up on the wall.

i love seeing other people with art on their walls - all i have is stuff propped up against mine. maybe in my next flat?

lovely desk! :)

IMEDAGOZE said...

that looks neat. isn't that tord boontje's garland greeting card? beautiful!

Marieke said...

Looks so tidy. Inspires me to do some cleaning tomorrow! ;-)

Anonymous said...

HEY!!! i recognise that spray paint art-thing. I did that! totally forgot it even existed...glad to see it has a home
bro xxx

joy said...

love all those wonderful things hanging on your wall!

amanda said...

your room looks lovely.i am just spring cleaning.popping flowers,well carnations around,they realy brighten up the house.
i too am happy about the smoking ban for sure.

love and blessings to you xxx