I debated on whether or not to actually expose this side of myself, but since admitting it to the world is the first step in getting help, I thought it might be the way to go! My studio is a disaster! One of my biggest issues is that I hate to clean up after myself. That does not apply to every aspect of my life, but it does apply to creating. It's not just when I create beads and jewelry, it happened when I was remodeling my former house too. I tend to work until I am exhausted and when I reach the point of oblivion, I rationalize my bad behavior. So.... when that happens over and over and over, you tend to get something that looks like this.
My studio is located away from where we do most of our daily living, so I don't really see it unless I actually want to get some work done. I really only use it for a couple of things like enameling, soldering and anything else that has to do with using flames. Everything else finds its way to the kitchen table that starts to resemble something similar to my work bench. I tend to organize that a little more though since.... well..... the grand kids visit regularly! With stuff all over the kitchen table, it screams, "Come play with me!"
What you see above used to be an organized spot where I kept all of my commercial beads. Somehow, this ended up looking like what you see and I do not really even know how that happened, since I rarely even go through any of this. My best guess is the day I decided to raffle off $500 worth of beads to donate to CNY SPCA.
Here, you see my copper pipe hangin' out with the mandrels that will be cut to size when I cannot find any in my pile on the bench!
And a closer look at my hazardous firing station! Yes, a disaster!
And there was actually a time that I was taking pictures of my creations in my little makeshift light box and listing them on Etsy. That hasn't happened in quite some time either. Life just got the best of me and I have not found the time nor the desire to list on Etsy. I am waiting to get my groove back, which I am sure will come in time.
And lastly, I do not even know why I have this old TV stand. I guess I thought I might make something useful. That didn't happen. No need for any white glove test!!!
So, I am not really one for New Year's resolutions, but I do know that my plan will be to reorganize this small nightmare. Now, that I have exposed the ugly side of my art, I plan to have a new improved look to share next Sunday. Stop back.... The pressure is on!