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Getting Inspired to Get Organized
I always find it cool to see other creative people's work-spaces, and this issue shows a lot of them. It's really impressive to see all the ingenious storage solutions and inspiration boards. And especially, it's impressive to see how many well-known artists do their creating from small spaces.
My very favorite photo, of Michael Aaron McAllister's work nook.
The back of the issue has several fun little organizer-and-art projects to try.
Cloth Paper Scissors editor Patricia Bolton also shares her own studio makeover, and the "Before" pictures made me feel so much better - but more on that in a minute, too.
Anyway, it's fun to follow the transformation of this space from crowded to serene. Wouldn't you love to have a room like this to craft in?
. . . Okay, so now for my personal angle. This magazine fell into my hands at just the right moment, because my own studio space is absolutely imploding, and I have to do something about it. In the past year, I've become involved in teaching craft classes, and developing freelance craft projects, and one huge project I can't reveal yet. And this is the effect all of this has had on my office:
EEEESH! Let me tell you, finding anything around here can be a bit of an effort.
It's really time for me to take my creative life more seriously, and make a space I can work in comfortably. We don't have much space around here, but it can be better than this..
This is supposed to be my craft table!
You have all been so instrumental in my keeping up the transformation of my deck - your lovely comments have kept me motivated, and I'm thoroughly enjoying my little outdoor space. So I'm sharing this new transformation project with you, in hopes that it will help me stay on track and get this done before it simply avalanches and buries me.
Check out Studios. And wish me luck!