Sorry it’s been so long between posts. I seem to need more time to do all the things that I want to do. If someone could invent a way for me not to need sleep that would be great, but I like sleep, so I need to prioritize! So today I decided to show you around my studio. When we bought our house, about seven years ago, I finally got my own room!!!!! This is actually my second studio in the house. My first studio was in a loft space at the top of the stairs on the second floor. Gavin had his bedroom in my current studio. The ceiling was low with slanted sides, perfect size for a little boy. So we painted the walls to resemble a castle, and for years he loved it. Along came time and with it, teenager. Gavin recently grew too tall for this room. So he and I switched rooms. What a chaotic feat that was, I never realized how much crafty stuff I had.
I used that time to weed out some of my supplies to donate or give to friends and coworkers. We got Gavin’s room all organized first, the on to my studio. I could have cleaned it up and made it all pretty and organized before I took these pictures, but that wouldn’t be reality now would it? I am sure you would rather see the studio as it really is, organized chaos!
I have a primary work table on the right side, and a secondary catch all table on the left. I have shelves of books and projects, journals and artwork, both mine and what I have collected. There is not much vertical wall space, so I had to be selective about what I could hang up. I chose to display some of my favorite pieces of my own, and a few favorites I have purchased. Including my autographed picture of Micheal Trucco from Battlestar Galactica, uh oh, letting my geek show!
It is a constant battle to keep my studio organized, as I am a piler. I tend to just pile stuff in places around the room, then have to go back and spend the day organizing. This usually reminds me of what I have anyway, because I usually forget. I am usually in a constant state of reorganizing my studio to find out what works the best for me. And then reorganizing some more. I try to get as much work done as I can, but that generally means sacrificing house work to do it!