An artist friend of mine, Julie Doane Roberts, creates what she calls OoMs. Otherwise referred to as Objects of Meaning.

We all have them, these OoMs.                                               

In fact, our OoMs are one of many reasons that we tend to collect so much stuff. Unless you are immune to this condition, you will know what I’m talking about.

Yet there is a big difference between the stuff we’ve collected over time that we really don’t need, and the many treasures we simply couldn’t live without.

Sentimental value, after all, is something we can’t put a price on.

Some time ago, I wrote an article about being the Artist of Your Life. I took a tongue-in-cheek approach to curating your various collections, in much the same way that a museum curator oversees the collections he or she is in charge of.

Be discerning, I said, as you sort through your possessions.

Once sorted, I advised you to display them prominently, with adequate lighting and an appropriate backdrop.

What I’m suggesting today is another alternative.

As the artist of your Life, why not curate your collection of memorabilia and treasures and re-purpose them into something that is a work of art, in and of itself?

I’m all for re-purposing, as you know. (It’s the 21st century buzz-word!)

Of course, when you take the time to create something even more beautiful out of your many treasures, you will be doing several things at the same time:

Creating Order Out of Chaos

Do you live in a clean, organized space full of positive energy?

We all know how we feel when our lives are out of balance. Exhausted, confused and overwhelmed.

There is a definite link between the clutter and disorganization in your home and these feelings of overwhelm.

Clearing Out Clutter

Have you ever noticed how an organized space, free of clutter, can literally free up your mind?

The theory behind this is that a cluttered home (substitute life, schedule, desk, etc) usually reveals a much deeper problem.

Recent studies have even proven a connection between clutter and excess weight, and even clutter and stress.

How amazing is that?

Freeing Up Space

Many of us have the inevitable spare room, where we discard unused, and unneeded items.

What is the energy emitted from that room? Does it weigh you down or lift you up?

Which would you prefer?

Are you ready to create some OoMs?