Here is my studio in all of its glory which means a chronic state of creative chaos with a cacophony of color, glitter, and glue. While I am in the thick of creating product for shows, I will rarely sweep the floor and put things away. No sooner do I sweep when more paper trimmings happily dance to the floor and I find I need the very item I just put away.
I participated in 4 shows (co-hosted one of them) in 3 weeks before Christmas 2013. It was a bit of a push so there really wasn’t time to even consider cleaning-up between events. So I present an honest, working studio. At this stage of my life, I’ve decided not to make excuses for my wonderfully wacky and wild life aka “I don’t have much time to obsess over dust and stuff.″ Even when I do put some things away and tidy up, within 24 hours magic happens and the beautiful business is back. It will not be ignored or denied….creative clutter just happens and it’s ok.
I do admit that the generous use of trays tends to organize projects fairly well. While something is drying, I will move onto something else meaning that there are 3-4 projects being worked on concurrently. Each project is framed in its own tray so I can easily move them around as needed.
The perpetual pursuit of organization in the studio is ever-present. It is the pot of gold at the end of the continuum which I move towards steadily. My goal is to know where everything is and can get to it within moments. Everyone has their own sense of ease and what works for them. I am my best and at peace when I don’t stress about the mess and am happily surrounded by my abundance of craft riches.