Thursday, May 20, 2010

Studio organization

I'm out on the injured list, with the back thing being messed up discs now. I'm resting, and still having to deal with my collarbone/arm issue so my computer time is still limited to less than 10 minutes a day. I feel very cut off from the world without my daily computer contact among friends.Anyway, I can't lift anything, can't drive, can't sit or stand for any length of time. So I'm trying to find things I can do to feel "useful" and "productive." Our friend Nate gave me this cool antique cubby thing last Christmas, and I've been wanting to use it in the studio. It's spaces are long and narrow, and required some thinking as to what I could store in there. I spent a little time sitting on pillows and wrapping my longer ribbon snippets onto foamcore pieces that fit in the spaces perfectly. I couldn't be more pleased with the way it turned out. Now I can look at the color family without having to root thru a whole big drawer of jumbled pieces. Some time ago, I had begun wrapping my little short snips around wooden clothes pins and storing them by color family in clear "paint" cans.
I am always in search of the best way to store my treasures....anyone have any unique ideas to share?

7 comments:

Joanne Huffman said...

It looks like a well organized space to me and the new cubbie thing is very attractive.

Aileen said...

awesome Kari, I wanna come play at your well stocked studio! Great use of the cubbies good luck with your tests!! Sending good thoughts your way!

jackie said...

How neat!! I love how you've organized by color - very stimulating to the creative eye! Sure hope your pain heals soon!

the glitzy gypsy said...

Kari--.....fibers colorized...in an antique....Awesome!
Sending healing LOVE your way!

jan said...

I'm envious. It looks very cool. Now if you weren't suffering such pain, I'd try to persuade you to come help me get organized. Wishing you a very swift recovery!

Linda Manning Findley said...

so sorry to hear you are down and injured ... BUT looks like you are doing something very useful and wonderfully pleasing to the eye .... hope you get better real soon ... Linda F

Angela the master mind behind it all said...

oooh Kari it is so darn pretty...love this! I wrapped my ribbons around cardboard too a while back..but then stuck them in baskets..practical...but not nearly as pretty as each of tem having their own cubby! I love seeing pretty ways of organizing supplies...
big healing hugs coming your way!oxoxoxo's