Making Space

Posted by Michelle Owenby on

I have this Love-Hate relationship with Fall (for those of you reading this who don’t live in the Lowcountry, we only have two real seasons here:  Summer + Fall).  Fall truly is my favorite time of year.  I love it because I’m usually ready for the blazing, stagnant humidity of Summer to be over.  I love it because football starts + I can pull out my denim (my permanent uniform) + then, my birthday is in the Fall followed by Thanksgiving + Christmas; who doesn’t love a celebration!?!  I also love it because school starts + oddly enough, I love a schedule + always loved school!  It’s this interesting time when new beginnings are taking shape + endings are simultaneously happening, reminding us that nothing ever stays the same.  This brings me to the hate portion:  the sun starts leaving us earlier each day, the beautiful green marsh grass goes dormant + the leaves flurry from the trees. It’s a signal, a craving for a good book, an easy chair + patience for the next change. A time for reflection + giving thanks.

"To everything there is a season, a time for every purpose under heaven."

While I tend to be inside more often in the Fall, it allows me more time for nesting + getting my household in order + making things cozy + welcoming.  I love this chance to clean + purge + make way for only the things that bring me joy + comfort.  This state of mind brought me inspiration for my most recent collection.  I decided to call it Making Space.  For me, “making space” is usually about getting things in order, planning + scheduling.  It means blocking off time for things that matter most + that takes prioritizing them in our lives + putting them in their places, so to speak.  We all have to do the obligatory stuff: work, school, appointments, etc. but I always try to make space for spiritual growth, my marriage, my kids, my friends, sports, travel and, of course, my art.  I hope you can see + feel that energy when you view this + perhaps it will inspire you into “Making Space” for the things you hold dear!

xoxo, Michelle

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