I’m without camera right now, and haven’t dug out my old pictures to scan in for a “blast from the past” type post, so here’s a studio clean-up update instead:
~ Sorted beads into vintage letterpress type trays – CHECK! Okay, this one wasn’t essential but it was fun and it made me feel like I accomplished something big. Cause I did. And now I can send the little trays I hated to goodwill for someone else to use. The beads are so pretty now, too.
~ Displayed bones and eggs – CHECK! These have been stashed/piled on my work spaces for too long, so I gathered up my vertebrae and other bones, all my egg shards and nests, and put them in the antique display cabinet we picked up at auction. I’ll continue to shift the items in the cabinet as I add more, until everything finds its proper home, but it’s nice to see my goodies in there. Now to stash the feathers…
~ Emptied the recycle bins – CHECK! Seriously, I leave this one for too long every time. It’s amazing how much space opened up just by removing the huge bag of recycling. Of course now I need to take the recycling in before my pantry is out of space, but it’s out of the studio!
Around making myself dinner, entertaining the dog for a bit, and doing some chores inside and out, that was my evening. Cindy, so far I haven’t unearthed any distracting treasures, but each task still takes longer than I think it will!
On tonight’s list: put all fabrics in bins (not piled up because I’m going to get to it tomorrow, yeah right), put all art papers in their bins, sort through the mend and alter pile and make some decisions, put tools and tapes back in their homes, play with the dog, do some baking, and cover the pile of fire wood before it rains again. Oh, and I desperately, DESPERATELY, need to repaint my toes. The extra touch up layers are looking tired these days; good thing I can work while a coat of polish dries.
I don’t even miss curling up in front of the TV for an hour (or three – it’s too easy to snuggle in with the Man when he’s around – imagine that!). It feels so good just to be in my studio, physically, for an extended period of time. Haven’t done that in WAY TOO LONG! = )