Monday, March 1, 2010

I woke up to a disaster on a post apocalyptic scale.

The following photos are horrifying and disturbing so please brace yourself. Please don't ask me how I allowed this to happen or when it happened or how I could live with things this way for so long. I have NO IDEA.
I literally woke up from an artistic reverie and discovered that some sort of bomb had gone off while I was in my own personal candy land. It was quite a shock I assure you. I realized that my studio had long since
become nothing but a storage space and the rest of my house had been assimilated into makeshift work spaces. Beading in the office, polymer work on the dining room table, mosaics in the living room, etc. The list goes on
and on. Rather than all of my art being kept nicely in one space (as originally intended) my entire house had been overcome with it! So I am beginning the enormous task of doing over my studio so that all of my art projects can be comfortably worked on in it. It basically comes down to organization and my studio's extreme lack of anything remotely resembling it. Well, that's not ENTIRELY true. Over the years I have spent large quantities of time labeling random boxes and attempting to keep everything tidy. It just seems as if my ever expanding interests have outgrown my current space.

Any craft/art organizational tips and advice would be
greatly appreciated as I tackle this behemoth of a project. I will be keeping photos of my progress as I work on it.


  1. Oh dear, I'll be right over...
    I would start sorting into piles, like they do on the show Clean Sweep: Must-Keep, Might-Keep, and Pitch. Then go back through the Might Keep pile. Then categorize what's left and assign containers and/or shelves to each category. It might actually turn out to be fun to see what you have that you've forgotten about!

  2. I've already started an assortment of piles. I've actually started moving furniture around first just so that I can make the room seem more open. I think that I've always just felt a bit too cramped in there to begin with. I wish that you could come over! I'd love the help! lol.