I am pondering these as I prepare for a garage sale we are having tomorrow.
In addition to the regular household items one typically finds, I am selling quite a bit of my mixed media supplies. It’s scary. It’s a bit like selling off old friends. Some of this stuff I have had forever and some items are recent acquisitions. But all are loved by me. I don’t just bring any ol’ thing home; it has to speak to me first. But now I am moving some of them out. And I’ve got to say, it feels rather nice. Scary, but nice.
I have long believed that cleaning out older work gives you permission to make more. But this time, it is more than making space, I am downsizing in a big way.
Maybe it’s because I had a very productive summer in my tiny studio in Minnesota. That probably is a major motivating factor. If I can produce lots of stuff in a small space, just a corner carved out of my bedroom, what can I do in my larger studio if I have wide open space? Make lots and lots more?
Time will tell on that front, and I will keep you posted. But for now I shall enjoy the empty spaces.
Oh, and to answer the questions- full of bright natural light; orderly; messy in the process and tidy between pieces. Some might say anal. I’m okay with that. Here are 2 quick views.
The pix don't look as bright as in real life, but you can get an idea.
|East end of studio|
|one wall of storage|