so ya know, everything's been going along cool and the gang. but i am having some major consternation.
the main prob is my lack of organization. between the hotel/studio and home, i am working in about five different places. i am not centralized or set up anywhere. and this weekend, i haven't wanted to leave my new sofa (the $5 thrift score i tweeted about - yes! cute *and* comfy and thus a major lifestyle change). i love the hotel and having a studio that is not at home, but i don't have the space working for me ... yet.
so i think i need to separate out my activities, and then set up craft areas in specific locations so that i can get my shit organized. here goes..
2. knit and crochet
4. computer work - drawing, photoshopping, scanning, printing
5. [catch all for stuff i like to do but not as much, like machine stitching for softies, carding, and some other new ideas i'm playing with]
i like to sit stitching, knitting and spinning late, late into the night. at home with hub, not at the studio at 3am. so my studio time is more planning out numbers 1-3, which is basically activity no. 4. i suppose i could just work on computer stuff at the studio during the afternoons, and then do the down and dirty late at night. but surely it would be easier if i had all this stuff together in one place. still, it was *not* easier to find my supplies when it was all here at home because then it was shoved into every nook and not easy to find or access.
plus, all these stitchy activities are just a part of what i need to be doing. sarah was talking the other day about a model she's using where her activities are separated into creative, business, personal, and chores. creative work also means experimenting, reading, thinking, researching. so is it possible that the hotel venture is more about being part of this collective, and spending a few days a week there on creative and business work, rather than doing my stitching there all the time? and being part of the hotel also means creative conversations, renting out spaces, having shows and such... all good things, inspiring and full of possibilities.
i wonder how studio artists manage their creative schedules and supplies... doesn't it drive you nuts when you want to work from home, but don't have something you need? or you don't even know what you need because you can't see your materials? i would love to know more specifics about how you work in your spaces. where do you work? where and how do you keep your stuff? please share your tips and tricks for staying organized and productive! what else have you tried and what works best for you?