Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Etsybloggers Carnival - New Beginnings

Judy, from jnoriginals, gave us two springtime themes from this week's carnival.  The one I chose to write about was:
1)  Spring is a time for new beginnings, when many of us get reorganized and put a fresh face on things.  Describe and/or show us what you have done recently in your art space to get more organized.


Like someone recently said on an Etsy thread, everybody's cleaning.  That includes me!  Just so happens that parts of my April and May short-term goals were to rearrange my work space and clean... I'm working on the cleaning now!  Our house is a bit small but there's only two of us.  DH took over what used to be the master bedroom for the big screen television and I took the "garage turned extra room" for my art space. 

My new beginnings actually happened last year, when I turned my attention from beads to paper.  But my workspace never caught up - until this Spring.  In April I moved my large paper holder out of the living room and into my workspace.  My desk, where I pay bills and gather my tools, now fits nicely under a high set of windows.

I put all my beads in a wall unit DH built for me.  Never know when I'll need them again.  No, I'm not showing my dirty laundry, that's clean clothes hanging.  The little bag on the floor I got from Theresa!  Yes, my whole life is in this room - which is kinda fun, but crowded!

Because the room is small, most of my artwork is done in the living room, where I have a fabulous large wooden table.  I cut paper, paint, and take photographs there.  My favorite art pieces are on the walls, along with bookshelves and the computer.  Luckily, there lots of windows in this house!


I'm feeling lucky to have enough room to spread out, and hope you do too!

4 comments:

Erika said...

It is always fun to see people's creative space--I envy the windows and bright light!

memoriesforlifescrapbooks said...

You're really on top of things! I still need to do more organizing now that I'm getting more new materials to work with!

Jenny said...

O.K., O.K., guess it's time to organize!

Guilt me into it!

Judy Nolan said...

I share the same situation as you...I store my items in 2 bedrooms, one for paper crafts and another for sewing...but when it comes to paper crafts, I choose the biggest table in the house, which just happens to be the kitchen table, where there is also great lighting. Your space looks great, Deb. Looks like you are making great progress in "cleaning up." Wanna come over to my house?!

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