Sunday, November 30, 2014

Oh The Horror!

I've made mention (several times recently) of the wretched mess in my Studio room.  I've taken some "before" pictures of it - mostly for myself to have.  I wasn't sure I'd actually share them on here.  But I just read several blog posts from a fellow model horse hobby artist who has had repeated struggles with keeping her work area neat and clean.  (there's nothing for it - creativity is messy!)  It always helps to know you are not alone.  With that in mind..  THIS is what I'm up against:

Oh boy...

There is SO much going on in there right now.  I was working in there quite a bit before the horse shows a month ago, but even then it was a messy place and my organizational attempts (see the tidy organizers on the shelves to the left) were failing.  I've been avoiding even going in the room lately.  This is not good when there are SO many craft projects I want to do in there. 

After returning home from the two live shows back to back, I piled my boxes of packed up horses and supplies in the room and there they sit.  Those boxes all need to be unpacked and the things inside put away. 

The shelves on the right need to be wrangled into submission.  The biggest mess there is my reference book/binder/paper section.  I need to sort through it all and organize by subject, plus decide if I really WANT all of it now with the impending move and restructuring of my creative journey... 

I have a massive horse reference picture project in there that is ongoing.  In a nutshell, I collect pictures from magazines, group them by color, pose, markings, tack, etc.. and put them into binders.  I have been doing this for many years.  It is an ongoing thing, but I'm quite a bit behind on the organize and put into binders part of it.  It would be nice to get more of that organized and useable. 

The plants in the window need to be separated, repotted, and most of them will be sold.  That is my leopard lily "farm".  They are these neat little plants that are HIGHLY prolific and every so often I give away or sell a round of the babies.  I have a BUNCH of them that need to go now.

Everything on the floor needs to be... not on the floor. 

So there it is!  As soon as I post this, I'm off to wade into the pit and see how much I can get done in there today.  It is frigid cold outside (11 degrees), but bright and sunny, not a cloud in the sky.  It's a good day to get some work done inside.


  1. ELEVEN DEGREES??? Are you flippin' kidding me? I cannot believe you are even out from under the electric blanket, much less tackling the craft room! You are indeed a braver woman than I...

    Just so you feel better, my craft room, along with the rest of my house, is a complete mess also. I just cannot seem to get organized as of late. I am sure if I could just STAY OFF the computer, I'd get a heck of a lot more done around here. Cold or not!

    1. Yep, eleven degrees, though now it is FOUR degrees out. Of course it is a comfortable 70 inside. All hail central heating!

      I made some progress with the mess, more to come tomorrow!