I had a LOT of requests for “dirty studio” photos that are current. To show the mess before the clean. The beast, if you will. As I just wrapped up an EPIC creative project, I’m only too happy to take a break from some project posting to share this. Here’s the story:
It was about 4pm, I worked until about midnight, or in other words, until I could reasonably use my studio if I had to create. I hadn’t planned on cleaning studio that evening… it just… happened. The first step is always the hardest? Nah, but it did force me to really see all that is going on in here. So, I took the Tsunami of Sh*t and turned it into a mess of epic global proportions.
FIRST OF ALL: not even a scrap of paper has been harmed in my mess or in the move. But it looks epic scary I know. Here are some iphone pics documenting the process of clearing off desks enough to move them around so the re-do can even happen…
Are you still with me?
Ok, so the thing is… I had to make it scarier before it could be better. It wasn’t easy… and I’m still not sure how I moved a 250lb desk among other things around this room. Maybe I am a super hero?
But I did work really hard and I had a plan. Get the big pieces in place. Get it in semi-operational order and ONLY put the things I know I want away. Have a place to put all basics (paper, punches, stickers, etc) even if it’s not the forever spot.
So, I opted to completely clear the back of my studio and start from there as a clean spot, working towards a path to the door.
The last two photos are the last of the night – once the workbench is in the perma-spot. Note that these photos were taken about 2 weeks ago. I’m behind in my documenting the process, that’s intentional. With breaking down and sharing so much, that’s just how it is going to work out.
Also, I intend on trying various stages out, seeing how I like them before I commit so I don’t want to tell you how I’ve found the best solutions until I feel like I actually have.
I hope that makes sense.
and I hope you don’t run away screaming forever thanks to my scary mess.
ha! just kidding. I know I’ve said and done plenty worse than this. But for those who wanted them – there you are. Some scary mess photos from the craft tsunami 2012 wreckage. Crews are working (almost) daily to fix it and clean it up.
When they’re not distracted into playing or on deadline, that is…
Watch for more craft room organization (and far more productive) posts coming at least once a week until complete! Please feel free to ask questions if you’ve got them as well.