Around the House

With my mind focused on reorganizing the house, it is easy to feel overwhelmed with what there is to do.

So I decided to turn my frown upside down by searching for the bright side…or maybe I should say bright spots.

Here is a collection of my favorite areas of the house.

My husband and I appreciate the art of placement.

We often gather interesting items together and experiment with their arrangement.

The process is much like play.

There is no right and no wrong, only curiosity.

Any object is up for display.

Those mean to ornament the home might be paired with something meant to adorn the body.

Often a story seems to rise up out of the combination.

The story here is about a cuff meant for him which can not help being shared by her.

Even the most ordinary object is subject to display.

This two dollar bill has transcended its mark as currency and rests peaceful in the knowledge that it is seen as a static symbol of circulation by its pairing with the coil.

But not all the bliss in our home is found and placed.

This is a home crafted by creative souls.

In fact, the house itself becomes an environment riddled with tiny installations.

Some happen over the course of a day; others evolve over years.

This angel momma created by my husband began as a sculpture on a mirror.

Once she broke off, she was combined with other lost objects to create a sculpture which eventually became the center piece of an ever-changing niche at the heart of our home.

Just as she pulls together her bounty, so do we gather around us bits of meaning and memory.

But not all that is worth noticing in our home is kin to the sense of sight.

Both my husband and I find great pleasure in the olfactory.

Evidence of this can be found in the metal bowl we use to ignite various resins or burn incense.

It was a gift from friends, Irene and John Jaan, who recently began a journey around the world.

Thru this object, we feel connected to them and to their adventure.

The resins, which I get from Wildwood Naturals, remind us that we are striving to make our home not just in the dwelling where we focus most of our thoughts and feeling about place, but ultimately, by simplifying our surroundings and being mindful of our consumption of goods, we are tending to the more important of the places we inhabit – our earthly home.

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About Rachél

Hi, I am Rachél.... the quirky, big-hearted soul behind Creativity Tribe, a sanctuary for your creative spirit. As a life coach and artist, I know the importance of community, celebration, and transformation. Creativity Tribe is abuzz with connections to other creative bloggers and offers tips and stories to inspire your creative lifestyle! http://www.creativitytribe.com/
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One Response to Around the House

  1. Jessica says:

    You have such beautiful things, such beautiful stories. Thanks for sharing and showing.

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