Artfully Distracted

Artfully Unique Jewelry, Mixed Media, and all things Crafty Crazy!

Welcome to My Studio

January31

DSC_0114Sorry 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.

DSC_0118I 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!

DSC_0116I 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!

DSC_0119It 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!


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