Sunday, May 2, 2010

inspiration monday


i don't pretend to be a neatnik, but when my studio starts to rival scenes on "world's scariest tornado aftermaths", i know i'm in trouble. part of the problem in cleaning all of this up is knowing where to start: like maybe adding all of this fabric to my stash (but then do i also have to organize the stash?!).....


or tackling these overflowing baskets of ribbons and yarns (if i'm brave enough to reach all the way back into that scary dark area....yikes!)......


or finally finding a home for all of these tubes of beads.....
(but rest assured, i won't be spending the three full weeks that would be necessary to untangle that nest of bead string!)


and then there's the stacks of books and magazines that seem to be lurking everywhere......


and the paper.
oh.....my......goodness.
the paper.

okay, i'm overwhelmed!!
but i am somewhat inspired by how fabulous it will look......
when i'm all finished finding the perfect spot for all of this stuff.
i just hope i can remember where i'm putting everything.....


26 comments:

Kim Hambric said...

A very inspirational mess! Putting things away usually ends up being great therapy. Getting started is always the hardest.

And no, you will not remember where you put everything. Sometimes, you will not find what you are looking for until you go out and buy it (again). Then when you bring it home and put it away, you will find what it was you were looking for in the first place.

Good luck!

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CelticWoman said...

LOL, I think normality is the word that comes to mind. The rooms of creative genius are always in a bit of disarray. Have you even seen pics of Einsteins studio? Hugs

Pat said...

Looks a LOT like my sewing room at the moment! What fun to put things away and then find you have other things you forgot you had....more inspiration! Have fun

nacherluver said...

Good luck to you! I can completely relate. Glad you are ready to tackle your stash! I'm still in fright mode with mine ;)

Eden said...

All I'm going to organize today is: fold laundry, and the mail that i've put aside to deal with later.

Your right, not enough time in the day :D

Martina Voigt-Schmid said...

Creative chaos - who does that remind me of? Hmmmmmm - we NEED that sometimes, we don't have the time and energy to be always orderly and tidy. Also, it's inspiring ;)

Diva Kreszl said...

I can certainly relate to this problem :) cleaning one are a leads to another leads to another and before you know it you're wondering how it took so long!

Megan Coyle said...

Looks familiar. As long as you know where to find things, then where's the need for being a neatnik? :)

Sara said...

My husband always jokes that my craft room is actually my biggest craft. I think I spend more time organizing and moving things around in there than I actually spend creating anything :) Good luck and have fun!

aimee said...

oh will you please come and organize my chaos?? by the way... i saw some groovy reading glasses at anthropologie this weekend that totally reminded me of you!

rachel awes said...

i love your glasses
sitting on top
of one of the piles!
i totally relate
to the mess that comes
with a creative life
& how it's so much less fun
to do the cleaning up part!
i have one of those
low & long dressers
& over the last couple of years,
the top of it has become
COVERED
FROSTED
& TOPPED
WITH A CHERRY
& EVERY FRUIT
OF THE FOREST
with my art stuff!
lol, sister!

Marthann's Musings said...

Oh my goodness do I know about this. I wish I could say it was just my work area, but, it seems sometimes to be everywhere in my house. Just kind of squint your eyes when looking at it and maybe a great revelation will come to you LOL

Createology said...

I don't know how it happens but my studio gets this way most days. It does feel good to have it clean and organized but then it feels better to be creating and making the "mess". Happy organizing...

Crystal said...

I really hear ya, Lori.

I've just been saying to Sir Beads that I think I spend more time "putting back" and sorting! than I do creating.

Honestly, I do believe that if I had a really LARGE space, where I could set up several tables and leave my supplies out - yet still somewhat separated - that it would not only be easier, but I'd also have the time, inspiration, and energy to create so much more!

WANTED: Looking to rent an unused football field. Must be enclosed. ;-)

Hugs!
Crystal

Jennifer DeDonato said...

Hey I have a super easy way to clean your studio! You can mail me all your yummo papers...I will totally take them off your hands! :)

Right now I am avoiding my studio clean up.

PaperPumpkin said...

I am right with you! It is nice to know that others have organized chaos & goodies that are in luscious piles everywhere, though. I get so overwhelmed that I can't begin...and I really never mean to be clutterful. (So why do I shop for more?)

Renee Troy said...

Okay, so I'm not alone in this. I am so over whelmed with my mess that I'm getting anxiety attacks. And, I went to an antique flea market yesterday, couldn't help myself and bought more stuff that I don't know where to put.
Let me know if you find a solution...

Martha Lever said...

But it is a beautiful mess!!
We're having such fun. Little peanut walked about 8 steps but still bear crawls everywhere. Won't be long and he's off. Well, actually, he's off now!

Patty S said...

when did you sneak in and take pictures of my stuff??? LOLOL
you are not alone in your crafty untidiness :-)
hugs!!!!!!!

Linda Pruitt said...

That is the way mine looked--until I moved recently. Now it is all neat, but I don't know how long it will stay that way!

pve design said...

Oh, how wonderful that I am not alone and we share an obsession for collecting bits that fuel our passion.
Label everything - and you will love the organized you ~ free to create!
pve

chrissy said...

lori you sweetheart.
i LOVE that you shared your mess with us.
my mess looks an aweful lot like yours...
(more chocolate wrappers however...)
you are a dear!
xoxo
c

Kathianne said...

I'm getting inspired to create looking at your supplies and also getting inspired to re-org my studio! Thanks!

Beedeebabee said...

Just looking at all those great supplies gets me in the mood to create! It must be magical in your studio! xoxo Paulette :)

lauren carney said...

whoah!
your creative mess is the best!
oh the envy!
your blog is divine too btw x

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