Two Wednesdays ago, I said I was starting a studio clean up. I haven’t made a lot of progress, but there are a few signs of hope. This was my work table 2 weeks ago.
It’s not a whole lot better, but if you look at the picture below, you’ll notice that there is a bit of clear space on the left. And although there are materials out and about, they are mostly related to the current project, and are not just random clutter.
I am nearly done with this necklace. I decided I didn’t like the clasp I had made, so I removed it and still need to make a new one. I’m also going to remove one of the long calcite beads on the right, and instead, extend the chain a bit longer. Even though it is an asymmetrical design, there still needs to be a sense of balance. I think it will look more balanced with these revisions. The butterfly pendant and flower bead were made by Yolanda’s Clay. The 2 little swirly ceramic squares on the bottom right were made by Marsha Neal Studio and they will eventually become earrings.
This white board (see picture below) is no longer propped up on the floor. I put the bulletin boards in the closet, until I can paint them and I put away the other “junk”.
Looks better, huh? I’ve got a running To-Do list up there, the due dates for the Beads Of Clay Challenge (I’m on the design team), a necklace idea and a magnetic calendar. The drawings above the whiteboard are by my brother, Jeff Kaufman. To the left you can see a new addition to my studio, This is Matilda II. Why the 2? My mother was quite artistic and she made a torso sculpture that we affectionately called Matilda. This mannequin is also just a torso and so she is Matilda the Second. It’s such a pleasure to have the white board hanging and functional now. As you can see, small things make me happy.
What small things put a smile on your face?
Visit the BTW Flickr group and see what others have on their bead tables.