This little bangle was born yesterday in a fit of procrastination. I was cleaning up my work bench when I ran across a little etched piece that I never used because I didn't like it. Well the patina solutions were all sitting there, and then there was the wire that was spilling out of drawers, all the tools were out. I just kind of shoved things to one side and that mess really didn't seem so bad if I was actually making something.
But seriously, my studio looked like those episodes of hoarders. You know the ones, where things are packed nearly to the ceiling. Where it looks dangerous. Well this is what my metal/jewelry table looked like. We're not even getting into what the clay and glaze area looks like.
Disgusting! I was wasting so much time looking for things. So even though it wasn't on my list, this mess just had to get cleaned up, at least a wee bit. Enter Sweet Pete, who I think mostly was tired of hearing foul words coming from here. I was really quite beside myself with trying to figure out where to start. It had just gotten so bad and I had so many excuses for doing other things. Not much later we had the workbench sorted! It's much easier to do this with a little support and encouragement.
Look at that! Six feet of organized space. There are a few things to sort through. I'll get to them. Really! But now I've got a patina/hot work station, an area to do cold metal work like wiring. My tools are handy and easy to put away. I even cleaned up after myself today.
It feels so much better and peaceful. And it was so easy to ignore the rest of the studio since I had my back to it all day.