Way back in March this year I wrote about cleaning up and rearranging my studio…last weekend I finally got back to it.I became very busy with twentyONE+ exhibition and then straight onto helping my husband with the launch his new book…the pendulum swung from 90% art to 90% office admin. Now to regain some balance…Over the weekend I completely flipped the work spaces in the studio. The large desk is now under the window as a general work station AND sewing table. The Beverley Artist in Residence has a work table facing the window and that confirmed my decision to move everything around. The smaller table that I used for machine sewing is now more like an island in front of the design wall. The couch is now near the door. This means that my husband and the kids won’t have to climb over piles of stuff (can’t stay tidy AND work) to sit down for a chat. I have also
thrown out moved on to loving homes a lot of good stuff that I really don’t need anymore. WAFTA have a spring stash sale soon and some kindy programs will benefit.
I do believe, and it has been shown by many that you don’t need the perfect studio to be creative. However, I am amazed at how much better I feel over the past week working in the new set up.I couldn’t throw everything out…the much treasured 1970s Woman’s Day Complete Guide to Handicrafts I received one Christmas as a young girl take pride of place.