Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Organized Mess

Do you ever get in the mood to just make something pretty? I do!

So I dumped out my drawers all over the floor and made a total mess ( it feels quite liberating! ). Then I separated all of the objects by color.

Mmmm, pretty.
Then I decided to tediously organize all of the objects.

A few hours later...

and then a few more hours later...

I had this!

It reminds me of those fun I Spy books I had as a kid. The picture makes me so happy that I'm going to print it super large and cover my wall. I can't wait for my little brother to come over so we can play a giant game of I Spy ;)

111 comments:

Ashley Rose said...

I love this! Man, I miss I Spy....

Maggie said...

I LOVE this! so pretty.colours make me happy too.

Miki's scrapbook said...

Cool collages! :D

Hope you're having a colorful day!

Miki.

Nilli said...

At first I thought I don't have enough stuff to do something like this, but then I had a closer look. I'm sure I have tons of pens and pencils in various colors. We also have balloons. And yarn. And thread. And hair bands. And stickers. And beads. In all, I'm sure anyone could find enough bits and bobs at home to make a collage like this, but I'm also quite sure most people would dread to spend the time making it and then putting everything back in its original place. It's nice to see somebody doing things like this! :)

Mathilda-Anne said...

What? No Green sunglasses that should be in the shape of clover? Highly disappointed, even if the collage is extraordinarily cool!! Oh, and I see you shop at Hobby Lobby as well (turtle). The cool factor just shot up ten points.

v said...

Awesome! You're very very talented. I love picture #2 and #6 the most :)

Happy Wife said...

perfect explosion of color! this makes me happy!

Sarah said...

Your collections and bits and pieces look so beautiful displayed this way. I'd say it was worth it to spend the time doing this!

Donaville said...

Absolutely lovely and clever. Kind of makes me want to dump out things in my drawers for the sake of making something pretty ;)

tinajo said...

Awesome - love it! :-)

Anonymous said...

I love it! My 10 year old daughter and I are going to do this on Saturday. It made me smile on a rainy day in Ohio too!

tasha faye said...

these are stunning! you have such a beautiful, creative mind. :) x

invisibly said...

you should submit the last pic there: http://thingsorganizedneatly.tumblr.com/

:) really pretty

Zoё said...

Your posts never fail to make me smile! This is such a wonderful idea.

Julie said...

I love this idea!! I'm totally going to try something similar for my kids. How cool!! Thanks for sharing this. :)

K said...

It totally does remind me of I Spy! Super cute :)

xo
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Mathilde said...

So nice & creative! Well done, Katie :D

rachinald said...

I remember doing this for my art foundation course! Yours absolutely rules!! :D

Sydney said...

i spot rilakkuma :)))))

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Elissa said...

This totally made my day. You should sell prints of that!

Claudia said...

awesome :))

Vee P said...

haha this is amazing! I don't even think I have colored items like this laying around my drawers. Thanks for making this gloomy raining day into a rainbow full of happiness `=D

curlygirlpress said...

What fun! Would make a great poster for a child's room, too. Or my studio... = )

nova said...

I wish I had that many colorful thingys. :)

Sian said...

okay this is seriously clever!

johanna ekebom said...

You just made my day!

genevieve said...

I Spy an awesome photograph. Love this!

Chloe said...

Katie! You need to post this photo to this blog!! http://thingsorganizedneatly.tumblr.com/ Serrriously they would LOVE it!

missesbarlow said...

i love when you blog... colors make me so happy! more please!

Crafty Batches said...

Absolutely brilliant, and SO pretty! I love it, you're so clever!! ~Sam

chrischaos said...

i am baffeled! this is amazing

One Girl said...

I love ISpy! I have a 4 year old and we love to play it together. Nowadays it comes with a bell to ring when you find the object! And a teeeeeny tinnnny magnifying glass

Gaál Viktória said...

United Colors Of ColorMeKatie :)

Deer Little Fawn said...

This is absolutely fantastic! I admire your dedication, that must have taken ages! These photos are so awesome! :)

alma said...

Absolutely fantastic!

colormekatie said...

@OneGirl- That's so cute! This makes me think that it would be fun to make your own personal I Spy book by photographing your child's toys all in a mess and then printing out the pics in a little book for them. Now I'm all excited... I'm totally going to make a personal I Spy book for my brother!

adri said...

This is fascinating! That is pure talent! Seriously, it stresses me out to think about even making something as pretty as that. Haha loooove it!

RaeCee said...

Its beautiful! <3

Rachel said...

Ahhh. That looks so so neat!!!!!!

xo
rachelsayumi.blogspot.com

Andrea said...

I see Texas :)

Tsuki aka LittleGrayFox said...

that is absolutely amazing! and gorgeous! It's great that you had all those different colorful items! I'm afraid if I did that, there'd be a lot of silver and black..nothing fun!

Pilar Giménez Almalé said...

It makes me smile to see that pictures :) ¡COLOR!

colormekatie said...

@Andrea- Good eye!

Judy said...

This is sooo freakin' awesome! I want to do the same thing. Love your blog. It's always so inspiring.

~Rachael~ said...

That is an awesome idea! The image is fantastic. You should think about selling it as a wallpaper. I bet it would make a lot of little (and many of us bigger) girls super happy. :-)

Rachael
www.damnitwoman.blogspot.com

Margaret said...

This is genius and darling! I can't stop smiling. ^_^

Fleur De Moi said...

This explosion of color makes me so happy!!!

Abbey said...

Looks so amazing! And I'm impressed by the amount of colourful things you have. I'm pretty sure everything in my my drawers is both boring and grey.

Anonymous said...

i have a silly straw JUST like the blue one!!!!!!!!!!!....awesome!

Anonymous said...

i spy a monkey (blue)

kealani :D said...

i am the two anonamouses above! :D

Charis said...

Incredible photos & a great blittle project... but wow, you have all that stuff in your drawers???!

Isabella Kiss said...

haha, before I scrolled down I was going to comment "THOSE REMIND ME OF I SPY BOOKS!" so wonderful. I love the tedious color categorizing. It looks lovely. I love how all your things are such bright colors!

Giedre said...

Ha! That's awesome! Seems like a very relaxing past time and having the print (and knowing you created it completely, from start to finish!) will be so special!
-giedre

Anna X. said...

This is brilliant!

E V E L Y N said...

this is so cool! I may have to do this next time I'm organizing my 'stuff' drawers :) x

http://wewereraisedbywolves.blogspot.com/

Bitter_Angel said...

You have some of the most random items in your drawers hehe.

I know someone in blog land who makes ispy patchwork quilts with lots of pretty material. They look very cool.

Jean said...

I spy happiness. . . Where's Waldo?

You're at it again, I love it!!!

The Yellow Bus said...

How fun and colorful! This blog always brightens up my days! =]

Raptor Plateado said...

wow i love the colors!!!

Dee said...

I don't know how you think of these wonderful, colorful, artistic things but I'm very glad you do!

Amoniel said...

This is why people should be able to have free time to do crazy, seemingly useless stuff! ;D This is awesome, my mom thinks so too :)

Anonymous said...

Cool idea(: I'm glad moo didn't mess it up, give him a hug from me!

Angela Noelle of SK said...
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Angela Noelle of SK said...

I love this! And it reminds me of something a fellow kiwi lass did - organising objects by colour to make a colour BOOK for her children. Could your photos work for the same? Then it could be a gift for a toddler you know! You can see her beautiful images here.

(Sorry for first comment booboo.)

cutebun said...

I love it! so colourful!

Greycat said...

This is such a great idea! i so wanna do this too!!

Corynne Escalante said...

i love it! but i was hoping you were going to say you glued them to poster board or something and were going to hang it up! xoxo

IrmaG said...

I only now found your blog, and it cheered my day to the max -even though I am going under the weather here! Needless to say I bookmarked your blog immediately. Thank you so much for the amazing good moodiness and funniness of this blog! And your cat is super cute, too :)
IrmaG

Allison said...

I'm jealous of how adorable the contents of your drawers are...if I tried to do this it wouldn't be nearly as cute. But yours is just fun!

cori said...

so beautiful!

dani said...

STUNNING.

<3 The Daily Dani

Lynnette said...

LOVE this! When I play cars with my boys sometimes we sort them by colors and it just makes me happy. I take pictures too.

Kristin said...

Crazy, insanely, awesome! Every time one of your posts comes up, I am so excited to read it as I know no matter what, it will always brighten my day! Thanks! :)

Brown Paper Packages said...

Totally agree.. I Spy heaven! Also a GREAT poster for a teacher to use as a learning tool in a classroom? Commercial possibility methinks...

Pamela said...

Love it!!! Almost makes me want to try it...I'm afraid it might remain unfinished though!

Anacecilia said...

that seems like such a fun game. you should pick the item he has to find and he the one you find and who ever finds it first gets one point the faster finder wins! you are so fun!

Mona Ruth said...

You are amazing!

Cela said...

My objects are not so colorfull. :P

Windsor Grace said...

You have quite an awesome assortment of items in your drawers. Much more colorful than anything I have would be.

ms.composure said...

aw i LOVE it!!!

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Bree said...

So pretty!

Anonymous said...

Wow, awesome! Love it!!!

Andrea said...

You are so inspiring :) And I love this!

Andrea
Smileandsayfromage

Shea said...

you're awesome.

B Symes said...

This is so pretty! I love the way you use colour, brightens up even the dullest of days! :)

Lindsay said...

This is quite magical.

Stella said...

Beyond amazing. You are definitely an inspiration!!!!!!

Lady Lakopa Tarigan said...

I loveeeee it!
Really wanna have a tour to your room hahaha :D so creative! <3


http://ladylakopatarigan.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

You are going to be the best mom in the world.

HalloweenQueen said...

that looks like sooo much fun. great result at the end too.

Kelly said...

LOVE this!! Made me smile so big : )

Joy Haynes said...

Thank you, Katie, for sharing your colors and life with all of us. I so appreciate the boost of "happy" you give away through your blog, photos, videos and creative writing. Thank you.

LindaW said...

Part way through I thought, "Huh, that looks like an I Spy picture." Then I see you had the same thought. I love the idea from another poster about making a personal I Spy book. I'm so all over that! My five year old loves I Spy, and he loves the homemade book we made about his first train ride. Bet your little brother will be geeked about the one you make for him.

Sas-kia said...

This is great!

Anonymous said...

Super cool! I hope you make a second print and make it into a jigsaw puzzle.

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ColorMeSoftly said...

What a wonderful idea! I love this. You should submit your idea to colorA2Z, I bet they'd love this kind of thing.

A Girl Named Leney said...

I featured a link to this over on my blog today! Hope you don't mind:) I just adore your blog!

http://agirlnamedleney.blogspot.com/2011/10/friday-im-in-love_28.html

<3 Leney

A Splash of Ida said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!!! SO VIBRANT AND HAPPY! :-)

xoxo
Ida

Pieni Lintu said...

This is so...so.....hmmm..colorful is the word! :)

Karin said...

This collection is amazing!! Makes me want to dump out all my belongings on the floor too :)

Lavender Playground said...

Your lovely picture is shared here:

http://lavenderplayground.blogspot.com/2011/11/swimming-in-color.html

Anonymous said...

.................... nice ^_^v ................

Danica said...

I just discovered your blog and love it! You are so talented! I look forward to following you :)

James Winfield said...

I had an attempt at copying after being inspired...not quite to your standards though!

Caity said...

Amazing :D

mac centeno said...

this is so amazing. i love the color! what a great and creative idea. May i ask how did you took the photos? Did you use strobes? softboxes??

id love to hear from you. Appreciate the creativity and the hardwork!

mac

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