3.10.2010

rain man was bookless...i'm wordless

well. i am still here. still sorting. still sifting. sometimes delighted with forgotten treasures. sometimes not delighted with forgotten "treasures"! oh my. i have been uncharacteristically wordless; made mute by the sheer quantity of things i need to sort through - even my extended family has noticed. they call and ask what i'm doing. still sorting, i say. recently, they have stopped asking. they know what the "before" was - and frankly, i think they doubt there will be an "after".

my studio has not been sorted, purged, cleaned thoroughly in 5-7 years. it has been the respository for all my crafting and thrifting purchases...a room i love to sit in and admire the things that inspire me. the thing is - i can't work in there - it's too crowded and very not zen!!! so i will not stop until this project is finished. or until i expire. whichever comes first. and i have been doing this since january, just so you know.



















oh! this is one rediscovered garage sale find that i'm thrilled with. last summer, i ran across a sale by a family who had owned a hair salon. they used these plastic open containers on the counters for scrunchies, barrettes, etc. they were mine for a song and how i love them:)






(i promised my husband i'd finish within the calendar year. better get back to work...)


11 comments:

Christine Edwards said...

Looks pretty good to me. When you're done, do you want to come do mine? I can relate to not getting to work because of the mess. (sigh!) I'm sure you'll have a fabulous workspace when you're done. You'll need to share some of your organizing tips because I keep buying stuff but never seem to have the "right" stuff to put it away.

Terri Gordon said...

Oh wow, these are the things I love too. My work space is always a mess, sometimes I just have to stop and clean up (no fun). Thanks for sharing.

Piney Rose said...

Your stuff is beautiful! I NEED to organize my craft room. I'm sure there's stuff I forgot I have.

Jessica said...

Looks like you're making great progress! I love your collection of vintage flash cards.

Sea Witch said...

Love all of your neat little containers of treasures. Sea Witch

AuroraSuzette said...

A little bit everyday, almost everyday, and you'll get through it. It's hard to let go sometimes. I struggle, always sure I'll do something with whatever it is, right?

trash talk said...

There is no better feeling that a job well done...whether it's doing an art project or cleaning. Just makes you say AHHH!
Debbie
P.S. I saw some pretty cool stuff in those photos.

Anonymous said...

Oh, can I ever relate!! You inspire me to do what I've been putting off too long. I want to enjoy using this stuff I've been accumulating instead of tripping over it!! Keep up the good work and know that you are not alone.
Angela

DuhBe said...

You have such a nice collection of pretty things. I can see how they would inspire you.

Jennifer said...

Very cool post - had fun with it...stop in and c me some time, Jennifer jennsthreegraces :)

Laurie said...

Oh I am coveting all of your wonderful STUFF! It's so hard, I know, when our stuff takes up so much of our time, though. I think about that a lot. Sometimes I just want to get rid of it all! (Well, not ALL, but most of it!)

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