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Worktable Wednesday

  Clean studio worktable

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.

Blue Roof Designs studio

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:

Piles of crates and boxes

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.

Piles of stuff on top of flat files

I’m also good at dumping things on the floor.

Boxes 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.

Full plastic tub on the floor

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!

3 Responses to “Worktable Wednesday”

By Hilke aka buechertiger - 3 October 2014 Reply

That looks so much like my style of mess/cleanliness in my studio, it is spooky. The jars with glue on top and between containers with – err – stuff: you can find them here, too. I even also use these spring top jars. The mess on top of the flat files looks exactly like the table where I store my papers and cardboard… Spooky indeed…. If I ran accidentally into your studio you probably would have a hard time making me accept that it isn’t mind. Well, the extended space and more furniture (I don’t have flat files or a ex-card-index-thingy), but I would have no problem accepting that these things just happened over night 🙂

All the best for your open studio!

By sharongalligan5 - 3 October 2014 Reply

Thank you for the insiders’ tour, Elissa. Next time someone from my family
calls me a pack rat, I think I will tell them that I am an organized
stock-piler. Because you never know when you might need something.

By Amy - 3 October 2014 Reply

I love Kermit’s smile 🙂

Isn’t that what the top of flat files is for?

So what do you think? I'd love to know!

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