Wednesday, July 20, 2011
The Results of De-Cluttering
For the past month or so I have been working on de-cluttering and organizing my stuff. The most recent result was my weaving room, before that my office and desk and my art studio. The past couple of days I tackled the bedroom. I cleaned out the closet and dresser and nightstand in two bedrooms. I am now seeing such beautiful order that I truly love.
When I walk by my weaving room and see the beautiful color my heart smiles. It was so worth all the work removing everything, painting and then re-organizing it all. It gives me a lift every time I see it.
So back to de-cluttering there are the obvious results from doing it like getting rid of the old, letting go of what no longer serves you and so on. I think it really makes you feel lighter when you have less to deal with, less to manage. One thing I have found is that we really don't realize all the things we have. In moving most of my possessions around I discovered many things I had forgotten about. One of them was this mandala I drew several years ago. It was for an exercise for healing from this book
I can't even remember what I was trying to heal but I think the mandala is beautiful in its own right. The author has you do exercises in white pencil on black paper first and then you graduate to color. I think colored pencil looks especially vibrant on black.
Have you ever found anything interesting when you have cleaned or de-cluttered your house?