Last week Colin came home and told me he had a surprise for me. We walked outside where he told me to close my eyes. He opened the trunk of the car and pulled out a medium-sized box and set it on my outstretched hands. It was a fountain! For my studio! (He's so thoughtful.) He knew that I've been pretty stressed lately and that water seems to always calm me down. We spent the next few hours moving furniture around in my studio, creating a zen wall. A little wall that houses all things pretty. The fountain: My favorite plant (aren't plants good feng shui?):
The wall also includes an antique fan, a beautiful table runner my mother in law got for me, my teal porcelain incense holder and a pretty journal my friend Melanie sent me.
I also cleaned up my studio thoroughly: straightening and organizing all my books, rearranging my Illustration Friday and LopiePop merchandise, and getting rid of worthless paint brushes and dried up pens.
The transformation is incredible. I love being in my studio now. The tinkling of the water falling behind me, the look of order and the smell of incense. It's just a more relaxing place to be.
Thank you so much, Colin. :)