Day 342: Twelve.Thirteen.13

In trying to get from one side of my postage-stamp-sized apartment to the other – unsuccessfully due to the large number of boxes and bags and piles of mess – this thought appeared inside my head, clear as day:

I create obstacles for myself. Literally, and figuratively.

In an attempt to clean up, I most certainly always make more of a mess first.

Make any task seem larger than it originally was, thereby paralyzing myself from taking care of the matter swiftly and efficiently.

Case in point this evening; empty all contents of box filled with holiday decorations onto floor in an attempt to add a bit of holiday cheer to my otherwise downtrodden disposition.

The curious thing is that almost always I am able to create beauty out of the chaos. Unhealthy as the tactic may be.

Holiday Decorating

Here’s to another day of creativity…

Day 292: Ten.TwentyFour.13

I love love love the fall because I get to add extra blankets to my bed.

I love love love creating bold, interesting, textured spaces.

I feel guilty that I enjoy ‘things’ so much.

If there was a way to make interior design a socially conscious art form, I would totally do it. For a living.

I actually believe there is – or at least – I think I can make a space that is inviting, sustainable, and welcoming for all to be able to create art in.

I know comfortable, beautiful, creative spaces make me feel happier. I think they do the same for others, even if they don’t know it. So perhaps it’s not out of the question that I can heal the world with color and fabrics. It’s worth a shot, anyway.

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Here’s to another day of creativity…

Day 273: Ten.Five.13

I helped set up a wedding reception this morning, which I was then a server for.

I created the centerpieces according to Bride’s specifications – candle inside a clear glass hurricane vase surrounded by reindeer moss.

wedding reindeer moss

If it had been up to me, I would have told her what an unfortunate choice this was. (It’s a mess, smells bad, and the result is less than pretty.)

It wasn’t up to me, however. So I did the best I could with what I had, all the while judging her style choices.

Here’s to another day of creativity…

Day 232: Eight.TwentyFive.13

Created this flyer to let the facebook friends know it’s time to party…

SoHo bday

Photo by Aanya Photography. Styling by Styled by Ali.

Here’s to another day of creativity…

Day 179: Seven.Three.13

Created this postcard for an event I’m managing.

If you’re in the DMV area on July 18th, you should come.

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Here’s to another day of creativity…