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Monday, October 02, 2006

Make some space

Before I can get creative again, I've gotta make some room to work!

I worked on some ATCs last week, moving the necessary supplies and materials to the kitchen table. It worked, but not something I want to do all the time!

Making a mess comes with creating. I don't mind that kind of mess. But I can't even come close to my work surface here!

My daughter came for a visit, the first time since I installed these wonderful storage units and 7-ft. countertop. My studio made a huge impact on her.........all the stuff got in the way of being able to see the beauty of my organizing system. The space on which to lay out supplies and materials..........couldn't see that, either!

Some fragments of conversation from her time in my studio:

"Oh, mom, this is a sickness."
"I know, isn't it great!?"
"Mom, you have a sickness!"
"Yeah, maybe."
"Mom, how can you have so much stuff?"
"How can I not?"
"Oh, mom, this is a, this is cool, where did you get it?"
"Would you like a piece of it?"
"Mom, you've got so much stuff. How do you even know what you have?"
"Ah, that's the beauty of it.......I sift through things, find something I'd forgotten, and feel like I've just brought home a new treasure!"
"Oh, mom, you have a sickness........"


Blogger Ann said...

Oh that's funny! So do you think it's viral? Bacterial? Genetic?(highly probable) Hormonal? Let's come up with a name for this "sickness".

8:45 AM  
Blogger Janet said...

OMG!! That sounds exactly like what my daughter says to me all the time! She is not attached to "things" as I am and she doesn't understand that all my "stuff" is special to me and that in my mind I fully intend to use it....someday!! My work space gets down to a couple of square inches on the table and then I know it's time to clean and organize again!! So I can truthfully say I understand....

9:28 AM  
Blogger Artist's Block Studios - Christine Alane said...

sounds like conversations i have had with my daughter when i come home dragging all kinds of 'finds' from our walks! glad to hear i am not the only one!

i think it is one of the healthiest sickness' one can have!

11:13 PM  

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