After a week of sorting, tossing, sharing and reorganizing, things are looking pretty good in my studio.
I have been through every cabinet, every drawer and every box in my studio.
I have thoughtfully reorganized the things I decided to keep and have sent the stuff I didn't out into the world to other artists, non-profits, church groups and Girl Scouts. It makes me happy to think that those things will no longer sit idle in my studio, but instead be fodder for someone else.
I also feel like I've given myself a gift.
A gift of space and organization -- free from chaos.
I have a station for soldering, one for sewing and one for drawing and painting, binding or simply staging.
There is even open space for setting up tables in case I decide to teach here -- an idea that is forming in the open space of my mind now that the clutter has been cleared.
But, in the meantime, I'm sitting quietly with more discovered goodies, stitching prefelt with bits of lace and silk and roving . . .
Using methods I learned from India Flint a couple of years ago when she came to teach her Landskin workshop.
Calling on my reserve of elbow grease, I fused the layers together. They are currently boiling away in the dye pot. I will let you know how it all turns out.
Happy Independence Day!