Thursday, July 24, 2014

Lamenting My Creative Chaos...

Dear Friend,
How do you create a fun, coloful, pretty and ORGANIZED creative space to work in that makes your sing?

I am still struggling with making an organized and functioning studio space to work in...

My 'creative studio' at the time my boyfriend and I first moved into this new place together...

For months now I have been working on my dear boyfriends very nice dining table, which means that we do not get eat our meals on it most of the time...

My sewing machine and a pile of projects taking up table space...

What is supposed to be my studio space is still a room full of unpacked goods that are patiently waiting for a home to stored, instead of taking up the floor space...

How the creative space looks today - I guess unpacking the supplies before having a place to put them in was not the best plan after all...

Trying to squeeze a whole home of a creative studio into one small room is wearing my own patience thin and some days I just want to chuck it all out onto the street and start afresh...

I keep trying to make this closet look organized but it just isn't working!

I keep going through all my supplies and fabrics and ideas for projects not yet started and pass many of them along to others who can use the supplies, and I try to work on the many project ideas I have to clear them out, but it doesn't seem to make a dent in my overabundance of goods...

File folder books in process, piles of paper for book-making and a fabric bag I forgot I started are in this pile waiting to be completed...

Try as I might, I just can't seem to make a fun, pretty, colorful and ORGANIZED creative space happen...

Found this pretty creative space HERE

And this colorful space was found HERE...

A few years back, when I asked a workmate who did set design to help me configure my old space into an organized creative space, she made this statement that has haunted me ever since:

"Maybe you're just not meant to have an organized studio space"

The idea that I might never have a 'picture perfect' creative studio brings tears to my eyes, but maybe it really is true...

Found this pretty and rustic creative space HERE...

Maybe it's just not in my DNA to have a fun, pretty, colorful and organized space but to work in Creative Chaos...


But at least I can take some pride and solace in the fact that my craft books will always be organized!!
 

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