Monday, February 25, 2013

Spring Cleaning

I spontaneously began reorganizing my two-room studio yesterday.  Among other things I went through all my scrap piles and came up with eight new bags of scraps -- mostly hand dyed and printed -- that are now listed here in my Online Shop.   Three are pictured here.

By and large I keep my wet work in the front studio, where the kitchen sink is.  The back studio has been devoted almost entirely to art quilting, and recently book making.  In the last couple days I made a definite decision to end my participation in Fiberactions ~ the online quilt challenge group I was instrumental in founding four years ago ~ after the current round of challenges ends in July.  I'd been on the fence for months.  Coming to closure in my mind, I think, provided the impetus for me to reorganize the studios.  I want to get the bulk of my mixed media and art journaling operation in the bigger back studio.


5 comments:

Maggi said...

Lovely colourful scraps. Sometimes it is good to reorganise to renew the sense of focus. Good luck with yours.

Irene said...

You move on in life and find other challenges and that is how it should be, otherwise you're standing still. A good reorganization clears the mind and brings about new insights and ideas. xox

jackie said...

I agree with the last comment, I usually like to tidy and organize before starting a new project. I doubt I will do much rusting but it was fun to use the old cooker parts on paper.

jenclair said...

Beautiful scraps! Does everyone go through these cycles of interest? Adding a new interest, technique, or approach that suddenly dominates all of your time and effort seems like a great way to broaden your horizons and provide a new prospective.

frazzledsugarplummum said...

Tempting.