My camera is recharging so put your imagination to work. A small 8 x 8 ft room, jam packed with fabrics, trims, bins of lace,
shelves of trinkets for accessorising and bases, paints - and more paint, several cabinets with drawers packed full of mohair and other supplies, baskets full of woodland type 'stuff', assorted trays of vintage beads....this is just what immediately comes to mind.
When this room is organized and tidy, I usually step through the door, plunk myself down in my chair (on wheels) and with a few pushes of my feet, can reach any surface in my room. For that I really enjoy having a small studio. When I start a piece, I like organization - organization tends to diminish the vast amount of clutter that lives in this room.
I just finished three commission pieces, and unfortunately, when I work, I also create chaos. Scraps of lace, mohair, fabric, don't just litter the floor, they cover it. Open bins stack precariously on top of one and other (also on the floor) from me pawing through the contents looking for that perfect little tidbit to use, small bits of clay are ground into the floor tiles, and the surface of my work table is almost invisible from the paint tubes, bottles and brushes and tools that are happily co-mingling in some weird and nonartistic arrangement. I know I will find at least one brush (usually a new one) that I forgot to clean.
So guess what I'll be doing for the reminder of the day. Please tell me that there are some of you out there that also work like me. You know - misery loves company! haha