Thursday, March 5, 2015
What’s in your windowsill?
We talk a lot about how inspiration for creative projects can be found anywhere. Yeah, anywhere! Really, pretty much everywhere. Today I was inspired by crocuses in the windowsill. Cheerful, sunny, fresh, and mixed in with my everyday stuff (gotta have salve!), I like to keep my environment fun and varied while I suds-up the dishes, just to enjoy the moment just that much more.
There isn’t always a lovely selection of fresh-picked flowers in the windowsill (one sill in the sunroom holds a sand dollar, 1970s Darth Vader action figure, a stack of pennies, and dust bunnies). I gotta say, I find them a fantastic place to stash finds from my, and the kids’, excursions. Stones, seashells, and seedpods intermingle with tiny vases holding whatever’s growing in the garden, or whatever was growing last season and has turned into a preserved specimen during the winter: a tuft of coxcomb, a nearly petrified clematis bloom with a curlique tendril, interesting twigs.
At the top of the stairs, there’s a sweet little mess in the windowsill that gives me a smile almost every time I walk past it. I also think, “I need to water that poor Geranium.”
Many if not most of the other windowsills are devoid of *S*T*U*F*F*, but these scenes are part of what makes our house be our home. They are pieces of our lives, our personalities, our interests. And they provide creative inspiration to my eyeballs with the ever-changing array of objects.
So tell me, what do you keep in your windowsills? Anything fascinating? Anything funny? I can’t be the only one who tucks things onto these tiny ledges.... can I?