Hello, dear friends. I just spent the entire day cleaning my little studio and I'm amazed at the amount of stuff that just came out of very small spaces! I've been reading Apartment Therapy: The Eight-Step Home Cure and I'm just coming to the close of my 8-week clean out, tuck in, step over, and move around project. It's been an amazing guide all the way through--full of practical interior design techniques and dreamy inspirational exercises too. For those of you who read Deb's blog, you'll see she's recently been bitten by the 8-week bug. It feels so good!
It also tends to turn a critical eye at any cabinet, drawer, shelf, or closet that hasn't been accessed in the past few weeks. (Or months, eh hem.) So! I have just hauled 2 bags of garbage, 2 bags of recycling, and 5 bags of goodwill giveaways from my wee studio. When I say "wee" that means that my mister and I currently share a 12' x 12' studio space, so I've grown very capable of tucking large amounts of beloved clutter into very small spaces. But this is not a skill I recommend! However, it's a skill I think I inherited by growing up in a roomy country house with barns and endless found treasures and spaces for stashing those treasures too. Very different from multiple urban apartments and small shared studio spaces.
So... today was an epic cleaning adventure. I feel lighter already! I also wanted to show you the ends of the recent postcard project. (One original postcard everyday for the month of July.) This last batch of postcards will be shipped off to my dear friend in New York. It was quite a wonderful project--some days were missed and caught up later in the week, some days were quick and painless, some days were long and languish and lovely, and some days were just plain uneventful. As is life! Happy Monday, dear friends. See you soon. xoxo, k.