Last February, Aaron Lee Fineman came over to my workspace to take my & my studio’s portrait. To be completely truthful, yes, I do work at this table- but until I had the reason to spruce it up, it was an uninspired, disheveled mess! Knowing someone was coming over made me finally make all those little changes I’d been thinking about and stop procrastinating. I built the ikea mini-drawers that I got frustrated with years ago (and instead of the mini-chest, stacked them, labelled, to be compatible with my need to see everything I need while I’m working). I hung the stuff I’d been collecting and saving. And over came Aaron (who I met through Tricia) and took my portrait.
And then the most amazing thing happened: I started working more often. My sewing table no longer became cluttered with desk papers. Because it was, definitively, my sewing table! It’s pretty amazing what having a dedicated, decorated space to create in can do for your productivity.
I’m thinking about all of this as I pack up my things, because in Montana I will have a craft room. Slash office. Much coveted. This excites me, even though the room will be significantly smaller. I’m all about that dedicated space, and I’m hoping that this time I’ll set it up right away. I’m even secretly (although I guess not so secretly, now) hoping to start making art again. Just a little bit, just to see. I found one of my journals from 2001 while packing, and hey, I know how to hold a pencil!
What does your craft space look like? And how do you keep it organized and inspiring? Let’s do a show and tell (you can post in the comments or link to your own blog. Today or next month- whatever works)!
p.s. Check out the Color Week challenge on Kayte’s blog. I want to play!