If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. ~ Henry David ThoreauMessy Room Rule #1: Relax and be yourself! Well, okay, there aren’t any rules in a messy room but if there were, #1 is a great place to start. What is the messy room? It’s what the kitchen is to the dining room. The studio is to the gallery. Behind the curtains is to the stage. It’s a place to share our beautiful messes! A place to stir it up, explore and express our creative impulses freely – from raw to finished. A place where we play without having to put up, clean up or polish up our creative clutter just because somebody stopped by.
Why this messy room and who am I?I'm NOT an expert, social media mogul or a celebrity. And I don’t have a reality TV show. But I did publish a book that exposes a messy time in my relationship with myself, my life and my marriage. I want to share a different kind of love story and this room allows me to do it – uncensored – in a “that was then, this is now” format. I OFFER my “then and now” as evidence that loving – not losing – yourself when faced with disappointments or broken promises can lead to happily-ever-after, and that messy moments are often invitations to fall more deeply in love with yourself – whatever that looks like for you. I AM a “should not have made it with my baggage” gal who learned to love and forgive and somehow, after working my butt off in the roundabout from "I do” to “I don’t” and back to "now what," wound up with
a journal ... that turned into a book that birthed a publishing company that led to a website a YouTube account a Facebook Page creative projects out the wazoo and this intentionally messy blog that pretty much insures I will never be viewed as an expert or celebrity.Sometimes the wrong things DO happen for the right reasons!
What will you find here?• Projects! They are at the heart of what inspires me and keeps me going. Old ones. New ones. Ongoing ones. Playful ones. Serious ones. Videos. Books. Artwork. Extreme Makeovers. Giveaways. Click to join the mess. • Visiting Muses! I love my community of messies and muses. They inspire me. And I feel honored that they are willing to share their inspirations here in the messy room. Click to visit a muse. • Lifestyle Stuff! Browse my Categories bar on the right and you will find a messy list of heart and home interests. I gave up trying to contain or order my fancies and decided that variety is one of the things I actually LIKE about life. If my list overwhelms you, don’t worry; most posts are short and can be digested in small doses. From Bernadette: I value your visit and hope that you see yourself spending quality time here. Feel free to send me questions, comments or feedback. And know that I read everything – though sometimes find I am not always able to balance time and energy to answer promptly. (Perhaps you might identify.) If you read a post that credits another muse, you may direct your comment to them or me. I always try to provide links that allow you to contact them directly or find out more about them. (That is, if they are not wishing to remain anonymous.) If you want to know more about me or the work I do when not in THIS messy room, you’ll find me in people’s homes – and closets – through my company, Enlightened Interiors. I offer what I like to call Muse-Fusion, a unique blend of heart, home, and lifestyle support. Click for Enlightened Interiors. You’ll also find the writer me at Enlightened Ink . And the artist me, well, her mess is right here!