Clutter or Clean?
October 15, 2009 § 13 Comments
I know I’m a wee bit late in acquiring these books. But I got to use some Birthday Bucks to buy some books!
Inside Kaffe Fassett’s Quilt Romance is an article on Kim McLean that I found really interesting. She says, “I think I am a person of contrasts. Whilst strong vibrant colours appeal to me in artistic designs, my home environment is calm and sedate.” She goes on to say that her home in Sydney is rather neutral and her home by the beach is white. She likes to dress in sedate colors navy, black and white. And she is a clean freak yet her hobbies generally produce a lot of clutter.
For some reason I found that completely fascinating. Maybe because I know many people who believe that an artist’s home is a messy home or a messy desk is the sign of a brilliant mind. Or maybe I have some strange expectation that what people do or make is reflected in how they live or who they are. Colorful art = colorful homes & colorful clothing. Obviously this isn’t always the case.
I have to admit that I dislike clutter in my home. Not that our home is completely clutter free, but that when it starts to get cluttered I find it hard to think. And some days I like colorful homes. Other days I’m really drawn to the cool, calm white of the shabby chic or Scandinavian designs.
What do you think? Clean or clutter? Bright or sedate? I’m curious. Everyone is different.
And… just because a picture of some books is sort of boring, here is a sneak peek at the placemat I made for my partner in the Placemat Swap. I can’t show the rest until it has been received. I hope she likes it!