I don’t know about you, but I constantly find myself running out of workspace. If I’m working up against a deadline or with limited time,
cleaning up is last on my list and I go from one table to the next,
until all work surfaces have been covered. Being an organized person
goes out the window and if I’m not careful I find myself working on the
floor! I think you all know about that little open workspace that
eventually closes down to about a 3 inch by 3 inch section—time to clean up!
that’s me right now! I’m loving this little table—it has become my
little studio away from the (messy) studio. I’ve done almost everything on it so
far, except leather burning, as I don’t want to burn the house down if
it tips over.
dyed fabrics, molds, paint swatches, leather feathers… and this is
actually a tiny bit neater than normal. I know I’m in trouble when I
start stacking things on top of my pasta machine (top left)!
weekend that will end and I’ll finally clean up (and maybe possibly
vacuum too) and hopefully be ready to start fresh on Monday (or
Tuesday). I don’t like to be distracted with cleanup when I’m working,
but it does eventually get to a point where when I look around all the
stuff lying around in various stages of completion really gets on my
nerves. Not to mention all the paint dust and polymer crumbs, and
little bits of wire that are all over the place.
after a good cleaning, I feel ready to take on new things. I feel
inspired and invigorated… if that makes any sense. No? I’m not sure it
does to me either, but hey, if it works… I say go for it!
what about you? Do you like a pristine work area, or are messes a minor
issue to you? Do you love reorganizing or is it your worst enemy? Do
you have a simple work area that’s easy to tidy or does cleanup mean
cleaning an entire room or studio for you? Do share!