Friday, June 8, 2012

Still Organizing!

I feel like I'm going to get the BB Award - Bad Blogger!! My mind has been all over the place lately, and I've been doing some serious purging of "stuff" in my studio, having felt stifled by the disorder in there for some time. Do you find that to be true in your life? As a visual person, just seeing a pile of unrelated items  distracts me terribly and pretty much wipes out any creative leanings I might have had at that time. I'll admit it, I'm not really a very neat person, and I'm starting to wonder if I'm a hoarder. Well, not like the folks on TV who have newspapers piled up to the ceiling and mice making nests under piles of junk!! But I do find it hard to let go of fabric and paper, yet don't have enough room to store it all, so that presents a problem.

I don't have many huge pieces of fabric, since I use fabric primarily for appliqué, so I had started rolling pieces up neatly, categorizing them by color, and putting them in drawers, for which I had made dividers out of foam core. When I looked at what I had done today (and there is a lot more fabric to organize), I realized that even these pieces need to be edited to make room for more! I need to be ruthless! :)

It is a gorgeous day here in New England! I was outside in the yard this morning, trimming some straggly bushes and pulling some weeds. I'll probably go out later to do errands, but meanwhile I'll be turning out boxes of fabric and making decisions about their contents. It is very satisfying to see good results, and I'm hoping to take pictures of my { CLEAN } studio at the end of all this!!

What are you up to today? Doing something creative?


Lorinda @ Everyday Endeavours said...

Ah, the never-ending battle of us visual types. Having everything out where we can see it (or risk forgetting it for all eternity) but yet being overwhelmed by visual clutter. I think your system is brilliant! And I'm sure it will be incredibly rewarding. Don't give up! xx

Libby Fife said...

Well, I wasn't that productive! Not everything has to be in a perfect state but I know what you mean about being distracted by piles of stuff or things that are out of order. Very compelling in the worst way!

Hope you enjoyed some time outdoors.

sharon said...

Isn't summer delicious? I applaud your indoor organizing but I find the out of doors is always calling me to come out and play. Come on over and see what I've just added to my garden...
enjoy your weekend and the progress you're making. Ugh, I would find it nearly impossible to give away fabric.

Simone said...

You are so organized Judy! I bet you feel better now that you have sorted your fabrics! Now go and play with them!!! x