I didn't do the prompt for this month. I meant to, even as late as Feb 28th I thought, sure, I can do this. And I haven't. Still I signed up for the blog hop and I'm not going to bail on that. So as I was driving around yesterday, assiduously avoiding being at home where I might work on the assignment, without my camera where I might take suitable photos, I thought. What was so tough about this assignment? What was the assignment? What was so difficult about dealing with abundance this month?
"This month is all about cultivating an awareness of the ways in which our words exist in the world around us."
Had I done this? Not consciously. However, this whole month I have been distinctly aware of how much stuff exists in the world around me. And that has made me aware of the excesses of my word. Over-Abundance -- too much to the point of overwhelm!
At the beginning of the month a friend and I went to a large wholesale gift show.
Aisles and Rows of stuff to buy for one's shop. Handmade jewelry, fancy china, stationery, books, linens galore.
Beautiful things. Things from all over the world. And every choice a company offers!
After three days I thought my head would explode.
I returned home to an exciting prospect and a new direction for my shop. *I'll tell you about it when things are finalized.* But it means the shop needs to be open, and also spacious inside. And for the shop to be open a person needs to be able to walk in the front door. And for a person to walk in the front door, etc, a lot of s-t-u-f-f needs to cleared off the floor and out of the shop. I was confronted once again by an over-abundance of things.
I've been clearing out and doing displays simultaneously.
Here are 2 shelves ready for shop opening.
Pull back and you see chairs to be painted, ribbon to be priced and display pieces to be properly placed.
Pull back further and you see what my month has been like. And this is so much better; you can now see the carpet! This is the over-abundance of things I have been dealing with. I hesitated to show this full size. . . whew that's a lot of **** Not the sort of photo I want permanently in my pretty OLW notebook! So, I'll get to this month's assignment eventually. Knowing what's going on with me always helps with stops & blocks. I'm actually looking forward to taking photos that express abundance in a way that supports me. It was not a very pleasant thought that my head might explode!
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And now on to the next stop in the blog hop:
Melissa S http://blog.mshanhun.com
Melissa C www.smudgetime.com
Monica B http://questtoperfectimperfection.blogspot.com/
Heidi D http://mommy.heidimdavis.com/
Jen R http://jenritchie.com
Missus W http://www.mrswookieswanderings.blogspot.com/
Marilee http://rose-brier.blogspot.com <===== you are here. Next is Cindy.
Dawn G www.sunshineandcreativity.com
Orange Gearle orangegearle.blogspot.com