A while ago I was telling you how I wanted to frame some of my favorite photos and highlight them around the house to remind me of how far I’ve come (on this post).
I started with baby steps.
We framed and hung up some photos of our wedding day, which we see every day coming up and down the stairs. I decided I loved it, and took it to the next level by picking some areas of the house to display certain items.
That didn’t go as planned. Turns out the headboard of our bed is against a load-bearing pure-brick wall and I couldn’t drive a nail through it. What happened? Let’s just say my wall now has a band-aid to cover the boo-boo. Oops.
However, the good thing was the studio wall I wanted to put up the photos on is NOT the same type. Hooray!
I put up a straight line of masking tape to be the baseline of the hooks and with a hammer and some hooks, voila!
These sit just to the left of where I’m typing now. I can see them slightly from the door and believe it or not, it’s done wonders for my self-esteem to see how far I can go.
During the weekend we were up in Yorkshire and went to a couple of decor places to pick up some goods for the house. I saw a concoction of gigantic paperclips, light as air and I knew I needed one of those things!
You may remember I have a lime green feature wall. The rest of the room is white, so I kind of needed something to break that white into pieces of achievement.
The paperclips now hold thank you notes from dyers and friends.
They show the connections I have and the friends I have made.
Which brings me full circle to this…
Messy. Work is on overdrive. Edits. Pattern deadlines. Sample deadlines. Book sketching. Pieces that need finishing.
I look at my wall and remember I can do this.
Do you have a reminder of how far you have come and far you will go?
Tell me in the comments!!