Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Both Sides of the Story

After posting that looooong missive yesterday, I walked out into the living room and was confronted with the art mess I've created in there over the past couple of years. Then I realized that so far my blog has been telling only one side of the story, since I've only shown the cleaned-out room and the new organizational stuff.

This is what my living room looks like right now. It's at its absolute worst since I returned from Art Unraveled (a week-long art retreat) a couple of weeks ago.

So now you see why I need an art studio! And why Mark barely hesitated when I told him I wanted Lianne's room, after I already claimed Kyle's for my office and he's still stuck out in the garage. Our deal is that I will keep all of my stuff out of the garage and he can have that entire space for his office and projects, plus we get our living room back (which is the only living space we have in this house).

Anyway, there IS some underlying organization under all that mess. If you look closely you'll see little drawers for mounted rubber stamps, and binders (stacked on the rocking chair) for the unmounted ones. Plus little boxes for stuff like embossing powders, and clear glass jars for all my buttons.

But it's just completely out of control at this point and I can't possibly get any work done in that space. Now you know why I'm so motivated to get the art room set up!


Kristen said...

O.K. that mess makes me feel GREAT! You are crazy in love with your art and I can see it knows no bounds. I love to see you just going for it and that it's not just a little bit of craft that you do. Keep up the great work! And just KEEP GOING FOR IT!!!

shauna said...

This is EXACTLY like our bedroom!! LOL! I'm SO glad I'm not the only one! I have another bedroom for my studio but it's only about 10x12 or something and I need about 3 or 4x that much space! We hope to move in a year or so and are going to look for ample room or extra buildings so my DH can have his music studio/computer room and I can have a big enough art studio. Wouldn't you know a place like that is available NOW when we can't yet move?! Anyway, you'll love having your studio, I know!