I can’t bring myself to show you what this room looked like a few weeks ago. It’s too painful. Had Peter Walsh walked in, I’m certain he would have suffered a mini-stroke.
I turned our dining room into my studio last July and officially named it – with the family’s approval – the dudio.
It was very neat and tidy. Four red storage boxes, some blank canvases and a couple of books. That was before I actually launched my Etsy shop (hello…product, receipts, shipping materials, etc.). That was before taking my tools to an art retreat (and never putting them back in their proper places). That was before participating in art shows (hello…displays, signage, gift bags, etc.). With no real organization plan for any of it, and a serious lack of TLC, the dudio got trashed.
It has literally taken me weeks to clean up and re-organize, to start anew. But I’m feeling so relieved to have that room return to being a sanctuary for me instead of a burden. To celebrate, I thought I’d give you a little tour…
Yes! An inbox for new orders and a spot for shipped orders!
I also keep small shipping tools here – paper clips, tape, post-its, stickers.
The center of the big table features a collection of sweet treasures
including this nest of Choosing Beauty polymer clay hearts made for me by artist Tejae Floyd.
Oh, and a sweet little 2011 tag I bought at a local art show for 25 cents.
What can I say? I love me some scissors.
One of those red boxes on the table contains my acrylic paints, gesso and gel medium.
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