Monday, July 8, 2013
Monday Studio Play...
Hello Monday. Lets spend some time in the studio playing. I started by sorting my stickers. I keep them in a large A-Z accordion file that has sides to contain everything. This way I can select F for fairy stickers, W for word stickers and so on. My system works pretty well for me. However I am glad I decided to sort through them. I store this file on top of a bookcase in the mechanicals room (fodder for another post) and it gets rather warm in that room. Some of my stickers have decided to curl and show me they need attention after the solid week of triple digit heat so I felt it was only fair for me to let them stick to something like they want to do.
Here are some ATCs I made with some of the stickers. I added rhinestone bling and some scraps that I had saved from old days of stamping and embossing. Never throwing anything away turned out to be a good thing since I was able to use my little bits and snippets. Now when I want to send out an ATC I will have some to select from. Playing was fun but then I got serious...
What is this?!! I have been taking little bits of time here and there to really purge my studio. I am reclaiming my space from the chaotic mess it had become. I still have waaaaaaaaay too much stuff but now it is better organized. So this is my work table that Mr. C built for me years ago. It sits on top of a large desk which I can still use all of the drawers. The work table has wonderful cubbies all around it too. I can honestly say I have not seen the entire top of this table in years. Wow I really like the surface.
As you can see I put in hooks just under the lip of the bottom cubbies and that is where I have my fabric rotary cutters and fabric scissors. How nice and easy to reach for them as this is the end I have my large cutting mat on.
I just know you are looking beyond the table top and seeing all the piles I still have to deal with. I will in time. Better yet...I should just play and use all those wonderful supplies and create to my hearts desire. Those plastic bins contain fabrics. There are also a bunch under the desk that contain fabrics. I better get busy!
Mr. C is feeling better each day and he is actually surprising me with how well he is getting along. The pain is still pretty intense but the abrasions are mostly healed. The bruising is still very visible though. Yesterday he tried driving the car and did okay. So today he is off to help a friend with some technical auto electronics. Of course I am nervously awaiting his return. He promised not to be too long. Right! The man who has no concept of time. Thank you very much once again for all the care and prayers and well wishes. They have certainly helped us both. I am off to put my nervous energy back into my room and sort some more.
Summer Sunshine Smiles to all in America and Winter Cozy Warmth to those down under.
What are you wishing to accomplish this week?
Happy Creative Hearts...