About a month ago, we at AJE decided that some of us could use a good cleaning/organizing session in our studios. Lesley wrote a post about it that you can find here. In the time since that post some of us have made progress, some of us have done little to no work (some didn’t need any) and some of us have regressed (oops).
Here’s a few updates from some of the team members:
Lesley: “Well there has definitely been an improvement – the clay bench is now clean…all though to be fair this will always be a mess when I’m in the middle of production.”
“The clean up/process area has also has a thorough overhaul…”
“My work table is so much clearer but sadly all those trays and pots are full of miscellaneous beads that need to be put back in their rightful homes – a job I loathe so maybe…sometime…never…”
Jenny: The main/central work table. Always in flux. Yesterday it was set up for polymer. Try to keep it under control.”
|Central work station|
The Sketchbook/Journal table is surprisingly clean since the shelf above crashed down and I had to clean up the carnage.”
This may look organized. But i have at least 5 things in progress in tiny piles. And when the muffin tins are stacked two deep it makes me crazy. Toe that’s cluttered!”
|Lots of projects|
Caroline: “Same as last time, but with more stuff. I did tidy up, but I couldn’t find anything. I’m also getting ready for a show next week!”
|Caroline’s work area|
A peek in Karen’s studio: Since I am preparing to move in a few days, I have not had time to even think about a studio clean-up. However, these three areas are not bad.
Linda: “The top left picture shows what was supposed to be my clay table, but there was no space to work there. I wanted not only to reduce the clutter, but also to make my space visually appealing so I would enjoy spending time there. I put up shelves and a rail with storage cups. The sign was a gift from my husband that had never been hung. My smaller glaze bottles fit perfectly, 2 deep on the shelf. Just above the glaze, I hung an abstract silk painting that I had done years ago and a Lunar Hare tile by AJE team member Jenny Davies-Reazor.”
Me: “The floor is getting better and I’m actually able to sit in my chair now and work on a small corner of my desk. Still a LOT of work left to do.”
|Before and After|
“Some of the organizers and artwork I’ve added since the clean-up began.”
|Organizers and artwork|
So there we have it! Progress after a month. I wonder where we will all be in another month. Have you been cleaning and organizing your work space?