There was no bookbinding going on in the studio today, so my worktable was quite clean. I spent much of today working on preparing my studio for this weekend’s Open Studio Weekend.
I decided to be honest with the state of my studio and show you what it looks like before I clean. It actually isn’t as bad as it has been in the past.
I’m a well-organized slob. I
put things into boxes in an effort to contain my piling habit. The result is that I end up with piles of neatly stacked boxes instead. This is what lies hidden behind my studio door:
While my worktable may be clean, the space next to it is far from it. I’m really good at dumping stuff on top of my flat files. Notice how inflatable Jerry French looks on in disapproval.
I’m also good at dumping things on the floor.
I have no idea what’s deep in here, but I think it’s stuff I need for this weekend. This is going to be fun.
The truth is that I won’t be going through most of the boxes before this weekend. They will be hidden away in the office across the hall from my studio. The door will be closed and the mess will not exist for two days. After Open Studio Weekend, the piles will return to my studio in some configuration.
And now that you’ve seen my “before” pictures and know my dirty little secret, you’ll have to come back to see the “after” pictures later this week!