Torch, kiln area
I have decided it's about time I re-organized my studio. Yes, that mess in the picture is where I create my lovely beads. It's semi-organized chaos. Key word though, chaos. I can't handle it anymore. I know where everything is, it's just a mess to look at. I plan on setting up a 2nd torching station, but with the lack of organization...there's no where for it to go. And yes, that is insulation right behind my torch area. I have asked my step-dad to drywall it for me, and that will happen in the next couple of weeks, hopefully. Oh, sorry about the picture quality by the way, they were taken with my iPod.
This next picture is actually where I make jewelry and my other creations. *hangs head in shame* I have gotten new bins for all my various beads and components, shelves to stack, etc.. It will be a work of OCD art when I am complete. Everything will have a place, and I won't have to sort through layers to find a headpin on the very bottom. Keep your fingers crossed that I don't get lost...
Corner of Doom!
And this is the epic corner of scary boxes. Some have lampworking supplies. Many have other various art supplies that I just haven't gotten around to unpacking since moving. Number 1 issue with tackling this area, no where to put things. I have things from paint to fabric to scrapbooking supplies. Dare I get rid of them? My oil painting supplies, never. Fabric, scrapbooking, acrylics, and some various other supplies...perhaps. The issue I come across in de-cluttering is when I work on a mixed media piece. I honestly never know what I may be looking for, unless I come across it in my supplies. Do I give up mixed media for the sake of organization and well...space?
So we'll wait and see how this masterpiece will turn out. Will I still be making beads while tackling this project? Of course! So it may take a bit longer because of that. I am determined to get it done though. No procrastinating! Perhaps if I set a reward for myself for when I finish? Hmm, any ideas?
Artist Jenne Rebecca is a business owner, mother of a 6 year old, and lives in the beautiful mountains of Bedford, Virginia. She works with hot glass, inspired by her surroundings and her youth spent in North Carolina.