Tuesday, March 31, 2009

whew!

yesterday was my first post in a while ... and it was about art funk ... i got many supportive comments and emails ..... but wait! i'm not in a funk ... i just HAVE art funk .... i'm not down or blue or sad or funkified .... i'm just too busy to make the time to paint .... i'm just too wrapped up in the other bits of my life to do a good job of keeping up with art ... let alone an art blog! ... but .... it's been about a month ... and i'm ready to move intentionally away from the funk ... not necessarily painting canvases ... but redoing my art studio ... ok? so no more "poor e" stuff ... i'm great .... happy and busy and busy and busy and happy ... so ... no worries .. just more messes and fewer canvases! .... 

so here are some pics .... the before pics .... don't hold your breath for afters ... these things take time ... and trash bags .... 

this is the long shot into the main room .... it doesn't look too bad to me .. just super full and cluttered .... kinda like my wee brain .... full and cluttered ....

and here's the same space off to the right ....
and below is the way right .... the cabinets ... the very full cabinets ..... 

and then back around to the sink and the scrawny full bulletin board ....

some bits make me happy ... like my clear containers full of little joys ....


i actually love this shot ... it's happy stuff to me ... but way cluttered ... i'm gonna work on it ...

and here's a big problem .... drawers and drawers and drawers full of stuff i don't want, need, love or use anymore ... now i just need to be brave enough to purge these drawers ... and fill them with good stuff .....

here are my painted papers in tidy files:

here are the papers that have exploded out of their files ....

and here's my own little landfill in the corner ... i've not been in those three drawers to the right in YEARS .... i'm being very brave to confess my mess! 
so, today, in my studio, i took pics and threw away an entire trash bag of stuff ... and started a pile to donate .... not bad ..... more tomorrow, i hope! 

and you? do you have spring cleaning in your future?

6 comments:

Lucy said...

I missed it along the way that your studio is elsewhere-that would be hard to juggle with your busy schedule!

I'd LOVE to have all your art stuff but I understand how it gets overwhelming after awhile and cluttery. I'm about at that point myself!

Contessa Kris said...

I too am always cleaning, always organizing. It's a never ending process. Love all your room and cabinets. Have fun organizing. It's very cathartic to purge. I just throw all mine (that I don't want to sell) into a box and invite my friends over to peruse and 'steal'. Some I box up and send to unsuspecting friends online, especially ones I know will use the things I no longer love. Have fun!

artmom said...

when you finish there, Please come here to do same in my studio! :-)
It is a daunting job, but so rewarding when done!

Anonymous said...

yeah for being brave e
you can do it
I am on a purging binge here too --just in my regular life stuff
jeannie

3rdEyeMuse said...

I soooo wish I had your courage! :) there's so much goodness ... I'd get bogged down in simply beginning.

allison strine said...

You ARE inspiring me, girl!