Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Yeah, I'm goofy...

Mama's Losin' It


WRITER'S WORKSHOP PROMPT:
“What images inspire you immediately? Open a magazine and create a piece of writing (poem, story, essay) about the first image that captures your imagination.”

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I'm bass ackwards. Where most people would find it necessary to clean, organize and somewhat perfect a space before diving into a craft and or decorating project, doing something jazzy to a room is the very thing that gets me in the cleaning, organizing and somewhat perfecting mood. I create and then I clean. Bass ackwards.


The bigger and bolder the project, the more warm and fuzzy about life (the cleaning, organizing, and somewhat perfecting included) I feel. The room pictured above was quite disheveled while I worked on this brick wall for Waylon's Huck Finn themed bedroom. DISHEVELED. But I couldn't be bothered with that because I was busy creating. FABULOUS (the room ended up being Jamie and Easton's but the brick wall blends in great with their shabby chic decor so it's all good).

Because I'm bass ackwards I start out many of my days by flipping through decorating magazines or by skimming the pictures at my favorite site, countryliving.com, to get a fire burning under my...um... bass. I love it. Especially when I come across delicious pictures like this one...

Ahh, the textures, the colors, the simple lines and the old suitcase (I have an old suitcase/trunk fetish). Talk about warm and fuzzy! This room feels me with giddy, gooey, goodness! And if Waylon's new room is ever done (seriously when is it going to be done? I'm so happy that our formerly unemployed friend got his job back. Very happy. But now he doesn't have time to work on the room that he started for us. Frustrating.) this is the look I want for it. L-O-V-E!

I know, I know... I cheated on this assignment. I was supposed to write a poem, story or essay about this image that inspires me so, but I didn't. I feel bad about this so I'll write a quick one now...

Once upon a time a young boy's new room got finished really, really quickly--like within this week, quickly-- and his mom decorated it in delicious vintage fabrics, luggage and toys because the boy was too young to stop her (actually, Waylon is the most opinionated of all of my children so this might not pan out, but since it's my story...). The boy loved his new vintage, scrumptiously shabby, themed room so much that, even though he was only five, he neatly made his perfectly vintage fabric clad bed every morning and kept his new space spiffy clean at all times. Spiffy, spiffy, clean.

How's that for a fairy tale?


14 comments:

Erin said...

What a great fairy tale! I love the vintage stuff too, knowing my sons they would destroy the room with strewn out toys and break the vintage luggage!

MarfMom said...

Um 1) your story = win. 2) I love that quote on your side column by Sister Hinckley!

parentingBYdummies said...

That is the best story ever and I'm hoping it comes true for you. No hope here as I'm pretty sure The Dudes' beds only get made when I change the sheets, which is honestly not all that often. In my defense, changing sheets on bunk beds is no easy task!

Karen & Gerard Zemek said...

Very good little story you came up with! I like your fairy tale and the brick look too!

Visiting from Mama Kat's Writer's Workshop. I chose the easy prompt to share a craft: http://karenzemek.blogspot.com/2008/08/giraffe-note-holder-craft-idea.html

Farmers Wife said...

Hey it's great to cheat once in a while. I am a big fan of anything vintage....just love it! Visiting from mama kats xx

Amanda said...

Love the blankets on that bed, I'm a bit of an auction addict and they always have those and they sell quite high - but someday I'd like to have one!!!

Stoppin by again from Mama Kat's really like your blog!

Life with Kaishon said...

Wow. I love it : )
I love the way you painted.
And you are right. That picture is pure perfection! The suitcase totally made me sigh!

Marcie said...

Forget the five year old cleaning his room daily-my dream would be that MY room was clean daily. (And looked pretty enough to enjoy).

Love the brick wall. You are awesome.

CaJoh said...

I would think that you combined being crafty with your photo. I remember painting sets in HS and learning how to paint bricks so that they looked like bricks. My wife painted the ceiling in our bathroom to look like clouds (I call it the Simpsons look).

Thanks for sharing,

4boyzmdmom said...

Great fairy tale...especially the part where the little boy keeps his room spiffy clean!!!

Jessica said...

I loooooove the vintage look, too! :)

Tortuga said...

There is nothin wrong with bass ackwards, we march to our own drums! Love the bricks!!

blogrock said...

spiffy clean really is a fairy tale. i want those fairy tale kids who keep their rooms spiffy clean.. where can i get me one of those?

Miss Risa's House said...

Love the room love the poem! I hope it comes true for ya !I really do!