i've spent the past few days beginning to organize the studio. well, that was the idea. i actually started in the non-studio portion of the basement. our storage shelves needed to be weeded out.
i had no idea what was in all the boxes, so it was a bit of a treasure hunt. the fun part was seeing some of my old art. bad art! polymer clay that wasn't books!
i also found boxes of swaps and trades. some of these were really great and it was wonderful to take out each piece and look at them again.
i found in both areas that my skill has really improved. and i was very happy to see that. once i found my polymer book niche things just began to fall into place.
i discovered my baby blanket that my mom had knit for me, grandma's hats, notes from school....
i was able to toss, recycle or donate a lot. then i neatly put the boxes back. if i were rich i would have bought all new plastic boxes so all the storage would look the same and be protected from possible basement leakage. but that's not the case, so this is the best i could do.
yesterday i took the day off to relax. a nice bath, some time catching up on email, facebook and twitter. just being gentle with myself. sometimes i have so many ideas i feel like there just aren't enough hours in the day. after a while a mental fatigue sets in. so a day off was just what i needed.
i've also still been working on cherry bomb. this is the most recent picture. but i've knit a bit beyond this spot. i'm just starting to bind off at the edges for the arm holes. there must be a more elegant phrase than "arm holes." does anyone know?
it's a beautiful day, and i'm going to pull dandelions. they sort of look pretty right now, giving some color to the garden, but i know i have to pull them. i need room for my other flowers and i don't want the whole area taken over by the dandelions.