• Digital & Mixed Media Artist •

• Digital & Mixed Media Artist •



Tuesday, February 22, 2011

~Spring Cleaning ~

~Jessie Wilcox Smith~
Mary, Mary, Quite Contrary
~Jessie Wilcox Smith ~
When the Fairies come Out
~Ida Rentoul Outhwaite~
~Ida Rentoul Outhwaite~

This weekend was spent mostly Cleaning my Studio/work corner. It was nice to sort through everything and Organize it. Now most everything has a place and a Label. This is Kinda a New Something for me because I tend not to be the most organized person around. I think I drove my poor Mother Crazy when I lived at home. She Loves to organize and sort. She is my Girl when I need to go through my closet or cupboards! "Really!! you want to go through your Closet?! I will be Right Over!!" Lol! I really do appreciate her and her help!
My sister Julie is just like her. Julie is Mentally Disabled and lives with my folks. Julie Loves to Do Laundry! My Mom and Dad have the WHITEST Whites in town! Maybe even the Pacific Northwest! Julie Pesters me all the time to come over and do Laundry. To her it is the Equivalent of winning  Power Ball ! She is such a Good Kid! I call her a Kid, when she will be 58 in August AND my Older Sister! If you ever met her you would know what I Meant. My Husband Mark tells her to go get her wallet and gives her all of the Change in his Pocket for doing Laundry. She doesn't want Paper Bills... Just coins. She might have at any given time 25 dollars in change in her Wallet. Believe me when I say she knows Exactly how many Pennies, Nickels, Dimes and Quarters are in there! She is Great!  I Fondly call my Mother and Sister Frick & Frack!
Have a Happy Tuesday Everyone!
I have Procrastinated Enough and need to get back to
Finish my Studio/work corner! Lol!
~From my Friend Carol Anne ~


BLISS angels said...

now any time you want to come a help me clean my studio just let me know .... I would feed you... maybe cream cheese frosted cupcakes??? is that the sound sceeching car tires I hear??? Hugs Wendy and JIll I love the new header it makes me want to plant flowers and dream of warm sunny days....

My Grama's Soul said...

We all need to spring clean once in a while....thanks for sharing a little more information about your sweet family...it is nice to bet to know you a little better.



Linda said...

Such pretty spring images and I enjoyed your sweet stories about your sister! My studio is in desperate need of organizing!

Charlene said...

What a sweet story about your sister. CLEAN? ORGANIZE? Words so unframiliar to me. I used to be very organized & then somehow... it's all a clutter now & I SAVE things because I MIGHT NEED them. NOT a good habit. I am begining to purge some of the STUFF but, it's so hard. Thanks for the push. But, most of all thank you for the beautiful images. HOW DO YOU KEEP UP WITH ALL THE IMAGES? That is a daunting task. To know what you have & where it is.... LIFE goes in circles. HUGS!

Jeri Landers said...

First off, It is so nice to work in an organized studio, now isn't it?
I think your sister sounds delightful, what a treasure she must be.
As for the artwork above, oh! There is so much wonderful art in this world,it would take a hundred lifetimes to savor all of it, but the pictures above are just perfection!

Marie Lost Bird Studio said...

Hi Jill,
thanks for the wonderful spring images! Love your new header too. Spring must be in the air as I'm cleaning up and reorganize too.
Have a wonderful day.

Daniele said...

was in need of some of your soothing music, which was a lovely background to your lovely story about your family....I try to keep organised but I'm abit of a hoarder as well, so def. need to do some spring cleaning

Anonymous said...

I love the pictures you posted. They are so lovely and calming, right along with the sweet music in the background.

I love to organize things. The problem is usually finding the time to do it. Your mother and sister sound like they are absolutely delightful.

Carol Anne's Boutique said...

Hi Miss Jill!
How I loved reading your sweet story about your Sister and your Mom! Bless their hearts, they are both truly a Delight!! My Mom was just like yours, and here I am with piles of stuff here and there in my studio/the tiniest little enclosed back porch ever! :) I am such a saver, can't part with anything, I just know I will need it one day, right? Your images are absolutely beautiful, I love them all and what a lovely surprise to see the violets at the end of your post!! It makes me so happy to know that you enjoyed it my sweet friend!!
Have a Wonderful Day and Weekend as well!
Big Hugs,
Carol Anne

Anonymous said...

With great anticipation of spring's arrival, I too have been deep cleaning of our closets. Each year I do a thorough assessing of what is truly needed or what I must have ... then I box up what I don't use and donate to our local charity. I am amazed at how much "stuff" I come up with each year!!! :) Though it feels good to clean house! Sometimes, I even come across those items I have been searching for all year long! Ha!

I look forward to this cold and snowy weather taking its leave ... as then I get to cleaning up the outside from winter's ravaging. Nesting is never truly completed ... the garden will need attending to all summer long. At least one can breath in the fresh air and listen to the choiring of birdsong!

robynart said...

Hi Jill, what a beautiful blog and story about your Mum and Sister thanks for sharing with us. I've a small studio shared with computer desk etc, quite disorganised and cluttered and I keep on collecting little treasures that I might need one day. Sometimes I get energetic and have a big clean out, then a few months later find myself looking for the things I tossed out and feeling regretful I did so, and end up having to go and buy it to complete a project. Oh dear, it's neverending... hugs Robyn

Anonymous said...

Carol Anne, did you say "spring"? Bring it on! Cleaning and all! :-)
Jessie Wilcox Smith...one of my favorites! Thank you for posting these sweet paintings. Eye candy.

Anonymous said...

Did I just call you "Carol Anne"? I'm so sorry! That's what happens, JILL, when one has had a busy, busy day!
Hugs, Diane

Cindy Adkins said...

Hi Jill,
You are a featured artist on my magazine blog and I just got it posted--can't wait for you to see it--Oh, and you're welcome to take my "featured" button. Woo hoo!

www.MaisonStGermain.com said...

How funny, we are both featured in Cindys magazine and we both were cleaning our studios today too:) Loved reading about you. Isn't Cindy the best. Such a giving person. I am your newest follower and will be back to see what else you have created. Your blog is full of lovliness:)
~Debra xxx
Capers of the vintage vixens

Donna said...

What gorgeous images, Jill! I loved the story about your sister, and maybe you can send your mom over to help me get my craft supplies organized! That to me is always the most challenging spot in the house, my craft room!!

Vicki said...

Loved reading about your family. Julie sounds so sweet. Makes me want to send her a vintage change purse full of change! I hope things went well in the studio. I just realized I was not a follower! Yikes. I've added myself. Congrats on the feature at Cindy's! Love all the beauty in your header. So much to see here.

stampdiva said...

Would you like to jet on over to Scotland and tidy my craft space?
I was so tidy as a child/teenager and young adult BUT since delving into stamping/mixed media/altered art I am quite a different person. I keep on searching for the old me but she doesn't want to come out lol.
Let's hope you have motivated me to do some spring cleaning.
Have a great week.
Lynne M

Lisa said...

Oh I can just imaging your closets hold marvelous treasures!!!!



Related Posts with Thumbnails