You’ve probably heard the expression the goes something like this:
“Get rid of the old to make way for the new!”
Well that is just what I’ve been doing for the past several weeks. (Actually, I think those weeks have turned into a couple of months, but I was determined to get the job done completely.) In that time, I made myself open every box, bin, bag and basket in this workroom and go through it all and really think about whether it was something I needed to keep. And, if it was, then it needed to be stored in an organized fashion so I could find things when I needed them.
Supplies like buttons, beads and threads were organized by type and color.
My fabrics were divided by color, type, solids versus prints and placed into labeled bins. I vow to keep it that way, but I do have several unlabeled drawers and bins of unorganized scraps perfect for some improv piecing.
And my library of books…amazing that once you look at them you discover treasures you had long forgotten about as well as a few dated oldies but goodies that make you laugh. And then there are the duplicate copies of titles (I know it is time to purge when I start buying something I already owe!)
So now I have a pile of supplies to sell or donate and my studio is all neat and tidy.
Bring on the “new”. I am ready to go.