Tearing It Down


The hardest part of building environments for kidmin is that the environment is temporary. You spend weeks dreaming, planning, creating, and building only to turn around and take it all down again. You give everything you have to create a beautiful space and then you have to deconstruct it and decide what gets stored and what…[gulp]…gets thrown away. In city kidmin, there is no storage. The majority of my creativity is spent figuring out where to hide my creations, my treasures. The thought of 10 hours of work going in the dumpster makes my stomach churn.

I am not a hoarder. But I may be overly sentimental. The bright light in the process is that I know I’m making room for the next environment. That joy carries me through the breakup.

What about you? How do you deal with throwing out past projects?

Posted in Thoughts From Melissa.