I have written before about my tiny, 8 x 8 windowless cave/closet of creativity that I call my "studio". "Studio" sounds so artsy, high-falutin', and almost posh doesn't it? In reality, my little area is anything but!
If you are a messy worker (like me), it is impossible to keep tidy, and if you are the least bit claustrophobic (like me), it is also not very conducive to creative thoughts and actions.
....taken from the cave doorway this morning - the one advantage? Everything is within reaching distance!
Now that both daughters have moved out, my plan is to take over one of the spare rooms (which at the moment is being used as a catchall/storage place) and convert it into a proper studio space. I will have approx. 3x the room footage I have now AND I will have a nice big window! Let there be light!
In order to empty proposed studio room so I can do the studio shift, I have to find room for all the stuff that is currently in it. For the past couple of days, I have been clearing things out of another spare bedroom to make room for bins, etc. while still keeping a few fundamentally important pieces of furniture (bed, bookcase, dresser) in that room. Deciding what should be trashed and donated is time consuming! LOL
This is what that room looks like this morning.
Boxes are Paul's stuff, bins are vintage clothing and linens from my days selling on Ebay and Etsy. I still plan at some point getting back to my Etsy vintage shop, so don't want to really get rid of too much of what is in the bins. This room will obviously be a redo project at some time in the future ("some time" being the operative words LOL)
On Facebook this morning, I mentioned that I was getting ready to don my suit of armour to venture into my planned studio room to tackle the monstrous, chaotic mess that I created there yesterday.
I'm not kidding.......
This shows just part of the room. The cat, that is not usually allowed in this room and of course always wants in, sauntered in and promptly left in disgust.
A job that I thought I could tackle in a couple of days is now looking just a bit more daunting. Previously, I thought the biggest part of my planned move would be lugging stuff from my downstairs cave up to the second floor. That could turn out to be the easiest!
I also wanted to strip the wallpaper and paint, build some shelves and have everything looking just like it should be featured in "Where Women Create". I think just getting things moved and organized will be all I will get done at first.
For now? I'm going to venture into 'the cave' and play with some clay.
The dump run can wait until tomorrow.