Thursday, February 17, 2011

Winter Song

February is halfway over, that's obvious.  I haven't posted anything since the beginning of the month, also obvious.  There's a moment in winter when the dullness just sets in, can I get an amen?  For me, the frump moment begins February 1.  I don't hate February.  Heck, I don't even hate winter, but there does come a time when in order to survive it, I prep for springtime.  Don't get me wrong, March is a teaser month, but at least it owns the official equinox date.

As I previously posted, I started an introductory interior design course back in January, and it ends mid-March.  I have learned a lot in the class.  For starters, I have learned that I don't want to be an interior designer, which isn't necessarily a bad thing.  To me, it's progress in the never ending process of figuring out what it is I'd like to do with my life (career-wise).  I have learned some really neat things in one of my favorite departments, practicality.  So while I won't be getting an MFA in interior design anytime soon, I can draft floor plans and design and/or change spaces based on principles of scale, proportion, color, etc.  How cool is that!  We all design the spaces where we live to fit our tastes, and a lot of the things I've learned in class will be very useful in my every day life. 

Since I'm not redoing a room in my apartment at this time, my final project will be to design a sewing/craft room.  I feel like this is every woman's dream, but I'm probably way off on my made-up statistic.  I'm thinking of that scene from Glee where Will Scheuster and his wife Terri are standing in her craft room and she says, (pointing to her glue gun while using an evil, I-want-to-be-a-mother-now tone) "It's not a bad thing, Will, to want a real life, AND A TO HAVE A GLUE GUN THAT WORKS!" I'm pretty sure Glee was making fun of craft rooms, but I kind of love that quote anyway.  If they were making fun of craft rooms, I don't care because I dream of the day when I don't have to pack the sewing machine up from the kitchen table every time I'm finished using it.  Sooooo, that's my final project in interior design, which leads me into my next creative venture.  All I'll say now is that it involves my prep-for-springtime motto being in full swing (literally) because I am currently sewing my very first skirt!  But I've said too much, more on that later!


Anonymous said...

you are such an inspiring crafter! can't wait to be your sewing apprentice. :)

R. said...

Thanks, Niknak; it's going to be seeeww fun!