Wednesday, February 17, 2010

70 Inches and Counting...The Studio's Finally Getting Cleaned!

I know I said I wouldn't be posting about the weather any more, but when I said that I really thought the snow and cold would be over soon. Oh, how wrong I was! In an average winter we get about 35 inches of snow and the last several winters have been very mild with only a little snow, so I've been spoiled. And it varies from one side of the county to the other. But... 70 inches so far this season? Give me a break! That's more snow than I am tall! It's been another stretch of being trapped in the house - 4 days so far and it's not supposed to quit snowing for another 2 days... then a 1 day break... then another crap storm. I feel like I'm in the remake of Dr. Zhivago!

I finally quit procrastinating about cleaning out the studio. It's amazing how much stuff accumulates in a space where I'm supposed to be creative - including dust and cat hair. I finished sorting and cleaning the beadwork/assembly area yesterday and will start on the metal clay side today. I'm still procrastinating on the closet, mainly because I can close the doors and hide everything, but it's getting to the point that the doors might not close if I keep stuffing things in there! I'd hate to think of myself as a hoarder, but over the years it's been difficult to toss things "because I might find a use for it some day". I'm a huge fan of Susan Lenart Kazmer's work using found objects and I always thought I'd like to make some pieces with that in mind, but I've never been able to pull it off. No more! I have a huge pile of things to give away or donate. It feels good to eliminate some of the clutter that's been weighing me down. I'll post pictures when it's all done.

1 comment:

fredracey said...

The amount of snow there leaves me speechless. Except to say...glad I'm not there! Hang in there. Spring is on the way! I see it coming!