The Book Nook

We've been retreating to a magical place...
Where exotic horses keep watch,Dream boats sail on the wind,and through the window you can see far and wide.Welcome to our Book Nook, a place where we've spent quite a bit of time over this past winter. We converted the unused top bunk of Jasper's bed into a cozy den of cushions and blankets to snuggle and read in. We've been back there lately as the past few days have been gray, cold and rainy...visiting magic gardens,


and fairy lands.
After my big weekend with the craft fair last Saturday, I have needed some time to re-group. One thing that I realize every time that I do a fair is that it is so physically exhausting! Talking to people all day...like the lovely people who come by my table at a fair, totally exhausts me while it is fun at the same time. I think much of the problem is on my end, I get so caught up in the whirlwind of it all that I forget to give my self breaks to get up, walk around and have a bite to eat. I am reminded of how I felt when I used to teach art, I'd be just totally exhausted at the end of the day from being so "on" as the art teacher, using all of my energy to excite the kids about the projects that I was doing with them. I have also heard a theory that some people get energy from being around and talking with lots of other people, while some people are drained of energy in that same situation.
I think I must fall somewhere in the middle, but I'm sure glad that I got to have this cozy little break.

7 comments:

karan karla {EnRouge} said...

. . . if all children could be so loved and cared for . . .
What a fantastic nook . . I love cozy nooks and this one is especially intriguing with so many treasures and soft pillows. Looks as if it'd be a perfect spot to regain your sights and inner compass after your craft fair. I hope it went well . . sounds like you had a good turn out. I can only imagine how exhausting it must be to be "on" for two whole days. The good kind of excitement driven exhaustion.

Francis Sills said...

cute picture of Carys!

Kristen said...

I definitely relate to the exhaustion that can come from being "on" and interacting with so many people. I've found that I need breaks and alone time to recharge, so I like your idea of being conscious to give yourself breaks during the fairs to eat and look around, etc.

-Kristen

jacqueline said...

I LOVE your Book Nook! Such a cozy little place and everything there is just gorgeous! So lovely to see how you take care of your little ones..i've learn so much from you! So happy your craft fair went well. Have a lovely merry happy day adn love to you!

Eliza Lynn Tobin said...

oh my gosh! You're book nook is such an awesome idea! I would like to create a book nook! Your children are going to do wonderful things in this world because of your love and energy....

~Valentina~ said...

I totally understand you about the exhaustion after a fair. I *LOVE* and really enjoy doing shows, but I usually need weeks to regroup!.
*LOVE* the Book Nook. I want to create something like that for me ;)

Estelle said...

I would very much like to crawl into your book nook for an afternoon of reading up on fairies. That looks like a lovely little spot of peacefulness.

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