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?