Monday, January 2, 2012

Where Women REALLY Work

I love to have a pretty, well-organized workroom. 
I feel like I can breathe and be inspired to make wonderful things. 
My bits and pieces are nearby ...

at my fingertips sort through to find that one little item
that makes the difference between ordinary
and unique.

There is plenty of bare table space to spread out
and let the creative juices flow.

 Plenty of space for files:  ideas, catalogues,
lists, receipts, etc. 

Lots of drawers to store ribbons, lace, ink pads,
stamps, punches ... all sorts of goodies.

Sometimes there is even a little spot for things
that make me smile just to be able to
look at them whenever I want.

IN MY DREAMS !!!  This is the real story.

It all starts out very innocently.  A little paper here,
a little glitter there.  Feathers, lace, ribbon & paper,
paper, paper!  Without any warning ...

the little pixies and brownies come to play.

They create utter havoc - everywhere!

Overnight a seemingly organized workroom becomes
an absolute mess.  I wonder how it really happened
and how I lost control?!?

Okay, so there aren't really any pixies and brownies.
It's just me (and sometimes Elf Patty).  Time is short and
you just keep making one thing - then another - and another.
Pulling things from everywhere.  Unearthing things you don't
remember from under some stack.  You find that the bare
expanse of table top has vanished and you are working on
a square foot of space.  All your trinkets and treasures are in
piles around you where you dropped, flung or stacked them. 

Then, the urgency to create a whole new collection of things
is over and you walk in to find the huge ... ugly ... unbelievable mess
 and wonder how in the world did it happen???

So you take a deep breath and just start putting things away - vowing
the whole time to never, ever, ever let this happen again. 
I AM a neat, organized person. 
 It just doesn't make sense!  Finally after several hours of
reorganizing, dusting, vacuuming, and positive affirmations ...

the world is back on its axis and order has been restored ...

until next time!
 Here's wishing you fresh beginnings,
and new adventures for the New Year! M.


Charmingdesigns said...

I've love your little work room! It is amazing how quickly a mess can appear! Have a wonderful new year!!

Gail said...

Hahahahaha! This made me laugh a LOT as I've also been in my studio today (which looks very much like a bomb went off inside it!) so I totally get what you mean.
It's so easy for it to get out of hand, so much fun to mess it up and not so much to clean it up.
Best wishes to you in this new neat!!

GARAGE SALE GAL ~ Deb's Earthly Delights said...

Your studio is great! I so appreciate the "dust fairies" as I am now creating my own little studio and it's a HUGE project! It's like I opened a can of worms!
One thing leads to something else! However, I'm happy that I will finally have my own space to create!
Happy New Year!

Mack & Momma said...

OMG! You make me laugh so hard! Had to show this to my husband. My studio looks great for maybe a day then it's total mayhem! It only stays tidy when I stay away from it and I can't seem to stop creating long enough to let it all stay like that. But I like your idea to blame it on the pixie's and brownies. Their so cute that they can get away with it. xoxo, Chris/Momma

Cinlyn said...

LOL!!! It's "sew" nice to see and know that I'm not alone!

Mar Housley said...

HA! My workroom is my kitchen & "diningroom"...both look more like your after work shots! Without as many feathers!! Keep on keepin'on. XOXO, Mar

Jen said...

Wow! Don't feel bad. Mine gets the same way after EVERY project!

Marti McClure said...

Martha, Your work space is fantastic. And I love our work and am excited to follow your blog! Happy creating in your cleaned workspace. (If you are anything like me it won't last long! ~Marti

Christine Marie Studio said...

I love this!! Sometimes mine does not finish getting cleaned up because I get sidetracked by some bauble I forgot I had and I am off on a rabbit trail of new creativity LOL! So true.

Lori Lynn said...

Just found you through 'blog hopping'! I recently did a post on MY messy craft room! LOL!

I'm so glad to find your blog. I didn't know about all of the great 'shows' in the Valley. We're in Bend, and my sister and I are always looking for fun things to do! I will most definitely be "following" you!!!

Lori Lynn

kathleen said...

I love your workspace. My goal, which has been my goal for the last few weeks (oh dear, months), is to revamp my space. Yours is so light and airy. Where is all your stuff, really??? hee, hee...

Is your chandelier glitter covered? I love it!!!!!

Thanks for inspiring me. I found you through a pinterest pin someone had pinned yesterday! And, now, I will be browsing your blog and really won't get to my studio space!!! ;)

Patty said...

Thanks for blessing me with your blog...I found it while clicking on the 'next blog' button and now, I'll be adding you to my 'favorites' on my own blog!

PJ Girl said...

Simply Gorgeous x

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