This was a candle container.
I fell in love with it in the store.
The glass was clear and the candle an amazing fuchsia shade. I kept it without burning it for a while, but I believe that we should use pretty things in everyday life.
Eventually I burned the whole thing and kept the vase so I can refill it (I recycle pieces of wax and make new candles). But when I got to make the new candle and reuse it as a container it broke in two places. I cleaned it as much as I could and was using it for keeping tea lights for some time.
Now it’s time for it to go. I will always love its pattern and that fuchsia shade.
I love my apartment.
Which actually serves as an art studio as well for the past few years.
But the thing is that I have lived 13 years in my apartment; all these years while having OCD.
I like keeping things, but I am not a hoarder, even thought I can seem like one. My problem is that my home is full of triggers, many of which I didn’t hve the courage to deal with up until now. And even if I dealt with some of them, new ones came in.
I decided that it is time to fully declutter my home/art studio! Wheeee!
The biggest issue is the clothing, I wear everything only once amd then I have to wash it. Also, I have to wash everything that’s getting triggered (bags, shoes, etc, etc). As you cam imagine there are quite a few piles of clothes.
So, yesterday I started the process of decluttering clothes, objects, accessories, shoes, things I don’t usually a lot, art supplies, everything!
And for the things that are sentimental for me, that have a stpry behind them and I want to let them go but it’s hard, I decided to tell a short story about them. I am going to take a photo of them and tell their story in a post.
Stay tuned and pardon me, I have to go and continue decluttering 😊
Summer of 2019 started with my need for rest and relaxation. So, I decided to spend a big part of it with my family, in the house where I grew up.
Well, let me tell you that didn’t go as I have planned. I realized a couple of important things about my family (and the way certain things have eventually effected me), my OCD and I did a lot of work with my art. Hadn’t planned any of it. But things came that way. And in the end I think that in reality I was in the right place at the right time.
So, I have many things to deal with, the project of “living with/out OCD” still in progress, a lot of new artwork done and inspiration to help me create even more.
Tomorrow, I will be back home. And the first thing I’m going to do is a super decluttering! I live in a small flat that’s both home and art studio. I’m definitely a maximalist, and I have many corners/objects that are considered a trigger for my OCD and I keep avoiding cleaning them. And now it feel like such a good timing to do so.
A super decluttering is on the way!
And a new beginnings already happening!