I love flat surfaces. They can hold so many things.
Maybe its the time of year - or maybe its something else. It seems like I have the need to clean up my act. I cleaned up my studio - and I can use the entire top of my work tables now. I had let clutter accumulate along the edges - photos, paper, books, and all kinds of inspiration that once used was just moved aside rather than put away. It crept inward and higher - all this inspiration. Soon, moved aside stuff, meant that my work space had diminished down to just a small area by my palette. My work tables are big too - I have 4'x8' of space - that's 24 square feet of space to work on and I was down to about 2 foot square space that I could call my own. Remarkable really - to think that much stuff had accumulated on the remaining 20 square feet. In all fairness, the fans and palettes occupy some of that - so really its not all
clutter inspiration. I've always worked this way - I like to have all of my inspiration all around me, close at hand. It looks like clutter to anyone else but to me - its everything that I need and its all within reach and available. I have a system. I have my "go to" items right there ready at a reach. Being that I use a torch to fuse my wax, I have things that will catch on fire a little farther out than those that don't flame up. I pile like things together. Yet, its a hard way to work too - because I often can't find what I need because it is buried under other things. I had reached system breakdown and it was time to clean up. Now, with my tidy up - a clean table top is such a pleasure - so much space - so much space to pile new inspiration :)
I've been tidying up this blog space too. There is more to come - a gallery and I'm even going to start a FB page. They're in the works.
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