Monday, December 1, 2008

Messy


It pains me to see my beading table this messy. It means I haven't been doing a lot of beading and that's not cool. I've been wanting to clean it off for a couple of weeks now and it just doesn't seem to happen. It's such a lovely table too. It's huge, it has pretty silver legs, and its lack of sharp corners means l don't hurt myself everyday due to my horrible clumsiness.

Part of the problem is my desk and my beading table are in different rooms, and I do the majority of my work at my desk in front of the computer. When a deadline approaches and a project needs to be made, I go in my bead room, fill a tray with the necessary tools and supplies, and bring it all out to my desk. When I finish the project, the tray goes back on the table and nothing is properly put away. Not good.

It's time to need to clean up my act. I'm going to start this weekend by moving my desk into my bead room. Hopefully working closer to the beads, will mean more time spent creating with them. After the furniture move, the organization will begin. It would be a bit ambitious to try to sort it all during part of one weekend, but I'll at least put a dent in it.

It will be like going on a treasure hunt, no doubt uncovering long-forgotten beads and findings acquired during trips to many bead shows this year. Seeing those goodies again will inspire all kinds of new jewelry designs. And a clean desk might actually mean more time to make jewelry. Oh, it'll be nice...


5 comments:

Lorelei said...

HI Jamie!
Your works space will be so fabulous once it's all moved and cleaned up. Make sure you post "after" pics!
You have quite a library of books there... can you recommend any good beading books that might not be as well known as others but offer up some excellent inspiration?

Andrew Thornton said...

Girl, you haven't seen a messy table before. One day I'll show you a picture of my table or Cynthia's table when we're in the middle of a big project. It's like a wedding cake... TIERS of Yummy goodness.

Jamie Hogsett said...

Hi Lorelei - thanks! I'm lucky to receive a copy of every book that I tech edit. I'll think of recommendations and blog about it tomorrow. Fun!
Andrew, I know better than to show a picture of the table at its messiest. My momma wouldn't approve of that. :)

jamihamilton said...

That's not messy! Ha!
You should see the mess I have right now!
I have a one day sale at an art museum Friday and I have been cranking out jewelry. The basement is a mess cause I have display stuff spread all over. The studio is a huge pile of mess! No wonder I can't find anything! I highly recommend the rolling plastic drawers that Joann's sells. They will hold lots of stuff! (when it's not all dumped out on the table) lol

Jamie Hogsett said...

Hi Jami! Plastic storage containers are the best things ever. You're right though, everything always ends up dumped out on the table anyway...