Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Mr. Hyde Studio Part Two
I was going to organize my studio work area before I posted this today, but on my last post, Studio Tour Part One, another pottery blogger friend, Paula, made a comment about seeing a work area AFTER someone's been working. Then several other's commented about how organized I am. I started feeling a bit guilty about those compliments. So I decided to show you the other side of Dr. Jekyll, this is Mr. Hyde studio part two. I'm a gemini I can't help myself. This is where I make my work.
I didn't clean or straighten up or organize any of my work areas at all, I just snapped photos. The studio shot was taken after I worked on some clay pieces, the photo on board, and several acrylic paintings. As you can see I like having everything I need right at an arms reach. I sit in my chair and work away.
Up until I started sorting the photos and before I added the easel the studio had a lot of open space, but now the center is filled with the boxes of photos and then the easel takes up a little space. There's also a daybed on one side of the room that serves as a lounging or seating area for visitors (even my cats), (oh, maybe that's my employee lounge, just like Dennis has) but today I have some plastic bins sitting there waiting for me to get more organized.
My studio adjoins the kitchen and there's a pocket door to close it off. I'm happy I have two big windows in my studio which lets in a lot of light during the day. Yesterday was very rainy so the lighting is subdued. On the other side of the studio are shelves to hold finished pottery.
Here's a view looking in from the kitchen. It wouldn't look so cluttered if those boxes weren't there. I am planning on sorting the photos into some sort of order, but until then, they'll stay where they are. When I sit at my studio table I don't even know they are there. I can gaze out the window and my mind goes to another world, relaxed and ready to create.
Here's the closet in the studio full of supplies in great disarray. I'm going to organize this spot next. In all fairness to myself, remember my studio used to be in the other room and then I moved into this larger room? Well everything got into a jumble after that move and I still haven't re-organized it all. Soon, very soon.
I've got greenware and bisque ware in several closets in other areas of the house, here are a couple of them.
Our washer and dryer is in the garage. Remember when we first moved here I got a whole set of kitchen cabinets for a song? Most of them went in the utility room which was a small empty room when we moved here. The remainder went in the garage for storage.
I use this for more storage and I have my photo cube set up permanently in there. I have the lights clipped to the bottom of the upper cabinets so the doors have to stay open to hold them. I am sure there is a better way to set these up but I haven't given that much thought. This room could use some organization too. I just know one of those professional organizers would have a heyday around here.
I'll leave you with a shot of my desk in the guest bedroom, where I am sitting right now showing you the parts of my studio which are works in progress. Now you know about the rest of the studio and my disorganized side. I'm glad I posted this because I'm really motivated to get these areas organized very soon. Thanks for all of your comments; they spur me along each day.