New Years resolutions? .. . or trying to create order in my chaotic studio.

The new year has begun. Usually my New Years resolution is not to make any resolutions. Resolutions are usually difficult goals, like lose weight, eat less sugar, eat less chocolate, eat less of all the things I enjoy that are bad for me. We’re talking deprivation here. So no, I don’t make resolutions. I don’t want to start the year thinking of LESS. I want to start the year thinking of MORE.

MORE happiness, health, wealth, laughter, creativity…..

Ah creativity, that brings me to my studio. Another area that I could use MORE in. As in more space, more time, more organization? Ah yes, perhaps since I don’t have more space, it’s time to get down to organizing all the stuff I’ve got in there. So many dishes, so many shards that I can’t throw out and have saved for future works.

So I’ve dragged out all the little pots and trays full of  broken dish shards left over from making Pique Assiette mosaics. I’ve  spread them out and started to reorganize them. It’s looking like chaos here.  But I’ve set myself to sorting, categorizing, creating piles and piles colors, textures, patterns and whatever, all the while taking lots of tea breaks to keep from being overwhelmed with the chaos I’m creating.

chaos-in-studiowmAnd hopefully, when I’m finally done, the shards, at least will be saved, sorted and ready to be used. Another recycled package put to good use. All those salad packages make the best transparent storage ever. These packages plus other smaller ones I save from where ever I can, go to good use here.

boxes-of-shardswmAh chaos to order….now that’s a start for the New Year.


6 thoughts on “New Years resolutions? .. . or trying to create order in my chaotic studio.

  1. Karen - An Artist's Garden says:

    Happy New Year Helen.
    This post did make me smile as I spent the first few days trying to create some order in my studio too. Always such a lovely feeling although sadly in my case, it never seems to last very long. 🙁

  2. Helen at Summerhouse says:

    Happy New Year to you too Karen, My problem is that I’m trying to make a tiny space do so many things. That said, I agree, it never stays tidy for long, but then if it did, I suppose it would mean I wasn’t actually making anything in it.

  3. Lia says:

    Great post, Helen. I don’t make resolutions either. Some times they can become low self-esteem goals when we aren’t able to keep them 🙂


  4. Helen at Summerhouse says:

    Hi Lia, Good point. I think if I did make resolutions it would be positive resolutions like have fun everyday, laugh everyday, count your blessings. A lot less likely to produce low self-esteem if you keep it light fun and positive.

  5. Karen ~ Wall Flower Studio says:

    “MORE happiness, health, wealth, laughter, creativity…..” Well said, Helen! I’m with you on all of those, plus the organization of my studio. Funny how one day it can be very tidy, then all of a sudden it’s a disaster again. I just don’t know how that happens. ; )
    Happy New Year!

  6. Helen at Summerhouse says:

    Hi Karen, Great to hear from you. I must admit I still haven’t totally solved the organization of my studio. Just too much going on in there. As for your studio, if it’s a disaster again, you must be getting lots of work done!

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