Even though it's cool to see a sea of horses on my desk, it's not practical for actually getting anything accomplished on the desk, so they (and everything else) had to move.
The first chunk of time was spent shuffling things around. I put away my tools, paints, glues, sprays, and epoxy, and finally even more unpacking from the shows a couple of months ago. I cleared off some of the top shelf of the desk and moved my little in progress herd up there and off of the main working surface.
|Future class of 2015? That's the plan.|
Recently I had bought some empty cases for storing rubber stamps. I decided to unwrap them and maybe do some stamp organizing since it turned out I was in that kind of mood.
This turned into a marathon of stamp sorting in which, at one point, I had almost ALL of my rubber stamp collection on the desk.
|Wait... wasn't I supposed to be cleaning off the desk??|
I have a lot of rubber stamps. I think I should maybe go through them and try to weed out some that I don't use. For a long time I had them all somewhat contained in the larger plastic cases, and stacked neatly. Then over a year ago I joined a stamp club where I make a monthly order and my collection started to spread. Now those stamps are popping up everywhere throughout the room.
I was actually kind of shocked when I realized last night just how many stamps I have! I found a bunch of them that I can't even remember when or where I got them. I was pretty confused, until I remembered that my Granny gave me a ton of stamps when I helped her move this past summer. That's where all of the new ones came from.
My Granny did this once before and last night I couldn't help but to take another picture of one of the favorite stamps she gave me then.
I have no idea why I am so amused by that stamp, but I am. A chicken marching band! Have you ever seen something so funny? I may need help...
After the unplanned rubber stamp wrangling, I did actually clear off the desk and make something - my intent when I'd first set foot in the room a few hours before.
When I finally left the room for the night, the desk was all cleared off and ready to go.