In My Studio

What can be better than that brief moment in time when your work space is in perfect order? You know that feeling when everything is in its place, supplies within easy reach, and a new project idea is all set to go?

Well, let me back up a little and share a recent experience prompted by one of those cute little art carts.

It’s cute, don’t you think?

I decided to put one next to my work table just like you see in those perfect Pinterest pictures. In went a few pencils, brushes, and gesso. Hmm, maybe I should sort my pencils by color and type before continuing. Oh, and my paints really could be organized according to the color wheel.

Before I knew it, the apocalypse swept over my entire studio and this happened

and this

and this

Needless to say, I spent the entire day sorting, excavating, and trying to make decisions on what I might part with to clear out some space. Despite being a minimalist in most areas of my life, all bets are off when it comes to art supplies or any salvaged “junk” that can one day be turned into a work of art. Does this strike a chord with you?

Then, after a couple of days of hard labor, this started to happen

then this

and then this

So now the challenge is keeping it this way.

But of course, once the creative process steps in, I can’t make any promises.