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!