I know I’ve written about it before, but I can’t say how much I appreciate my studio. I am grateful for it at different times for different reasons. Today I was grateful for it at the end of the day. Mostly because I knew I didn’t have to clean up my mess that comes from creating. I know I can leave everything just as it is and it will be just where I left it when I come back to work tomorrow morning. There are a couple of things I always do no matter how much I’m in a rush to leave my studio at the end of the day. I turn off and cover my sewing machine (didn’t get to that yet in this photo) and I empty the water from my iron. (I actually read the directions when I got my new Shark iron and they said to empty the iron of water after each use). The last things I do is turn off the heat and lights.
At first I thought emptying my iron ever night would be a nuisance, but a few weeks ago I noticed something special that was happening as I poured the water from the iron into the cup. (this is one of the cups I had hanging around with buttons in it. I emptied it of buttons when I needed a place to pour my iron water). It was faint, so faint, I wasn’t sure what I was hearing. As I got closer, I realized, beneath the gurgling was the slightest chiming sound. A delicate tinkle, like fairy dust. It’s my music, my magic at the end of every day.
I recorded on a video. You have to listen very carefully, past the gurgle of the pouring water. But it’s there, I promise you. I think it’s worth the time. Let me know what you think.