I want my creative space to look nice but I want it to work for me. So I had to address some issues.
Do I really need all this stuff or can I let some of it go? Yes, I need it. No, I'm keeping all of it!!
Can I finish one project before starting on another one? Not likely. One idea always leads to another and usually in a completely different medium.
Will I put everything away from one project before starting on another? Well, let's see...I'm over half a century old and I haven't trained myself to do this yet...so I have to say, probably not!
It's pretty clear that, in my case, function overrules form. For form to be the primary consideration, one should be able to actually see the aesthetically pleasing arrangement. So, in consideration of my rather chaotic style of working, I have reorganized my space for function.
|Encaustic painting area|
I wasn't really keen about adding a table for sewing between the armoire and the bookcase because it's a small area but, I knew if I relied on using my painting table to sew at, it wouldn't happen. My mom sewed at this table for many years and when it comes to sewing, I could use some of her good karma.
The rest of the studio should function better now that it won't be heaped with the piles that needed a temporary home when I had to clear space on the art table. So that's the theory. Now for the practice!