One of my goals for 2011 was to make my cropping space, my studio as it shall be known, is to make it a place I actually WANT to go to. My dilemma is that I work in my studio space - don't you love the sound of that word, "Studio?" Sounds inviting. Sounds like a creative space. Sounds like an oasis. Anyway, I tackled the surrounding area, which is "Kid Space," toys, Legos, Wii, train set after train set, etc. The Kids' Space is in better shape after dealing with it over a couple of days last week. The problem is now it makes my space really look bad.
As I stand in the middle of my combined Apron Strings mess of paperwork, invoices, sales receipts and products, plus my scrapbook stash of kits, loose papers, scraps, photo stacks (scrapped or not is the question), and stray embellishments it's overwhelming. Where do I start? How do I begin to dig in when I don't know where I'm going to start and I know it's gonna look worse before it gets better?
Well, follow me and we'll figure it out together. If your space looks like this, or maybe worse, though it's hard to imagine. . .
I (we if you're willing to share your shame) will be sorting, purging and organizing to make my studio look like the picture in my head.
There will be encouragement and "encouragement" along the way. Start by taking and sharing your photos - I warn you, what your lens sees is far scarier than what your eye sees. Whether you work at your kitchen table and photograph the totes, cupboards or drawers you store you stuff or you have dedicated space, sorting, purging and organizing is a good thing. Really.