I'm about to be off for two back to back East Coast trips and then a Northern California family visit, so.....I wanted to make sure that I had a really clean space to come back to.
I've declared the book done as far as beading is concerned but there is still text and illustration for many of the projects so I will be spending a lot of days in the studio and at the computer. I get twitchy if my environment is not neat. You would think I might do a better job of keeping it picked up, but alas I do not. I tend to spill out beads onto trays in a fit of what I think is creativity, and as each new idea is tried out and abandoned, or explored further, tubes of beads, containers of crystals and pearls, tools, findings, books....all seem to make their way onto the table and various counter tops. And then the twitching starts and I get unsettled and anxious and there is nothing to be done but clear spaces. And so today that is how I spent my afternoon.
And I succeeded for the most part, although there are still a number of seed beads that need to have a spot on the wall, and some counter tops that could use a bit more clearing up, and an in box that requires some filing...but for the most part order has been restored.
I love my studio in this state. I have an English visitor arriving between trips two and three so it will be helpful to try to maintain this neat space in the event she thinks I'm always this neat.
Stay tuned tomorrow for a giveaway, it appears I have two of one of the latest master class books and I'm going to share one with you.