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Taking a Time Out

on November 20, 2010 - 3:59pm

I've been getting a number of messages regarding my vanishing act. Here's the low down.

I thought once Halloween hit, life would slow down as it usually does. Instead, it's done just the opposite, and I haven't had time to catch my breath. Any spare moment I have had has been dedicated to reorganizing the storage of my art supplies, finished pieces, works in progress, and all the things I use for my table displays at shows (mainly finding logical spots to store them during the off season. Only so much fits under the bed. I'm crowding the actual monsters under there, squishing them between the necklace stand and the oversized narrow white bin. They are very unhappy with me).

My story doesn't get much more interesting from this point on, but people who appreciate the art of organizing might want to check out the pictures below.

When I say organize, I mean just short of printing out labels, people. I didn't have money to buy new containers or anything fancy like that, but instead I rearranged and stacked furniture, and put to use every small tupperware container I owned.

I've been living with piles of plastic bags, bursting with one type of art material or another, hidden throughout the room (heck, throughout the entire main floor), and it felt like they were falling in on me. I didn't know where anything was, and I'd have to go on a treasure hunt to find them.

Now, almost everything is in one spot, and it's incorporated into the space so I don't have to see it.


Behind the pillows are the cubbies pictured above. Everything has a section, and if I want a particular medium, I can pull out a little crate and have exactly what I need.

And the drawers have all the tiny bits I want and often forget I have (I found over a dozen sculpted zombie heads ready to be painted from last year). Everything in its own container, from ribbons to wire to eyeballs.

Now that my workspace is sorted, my (currently diminished) spare time is being split between recharging and focusing on commission pieces that need to be mailed out in time for Christmas.

This means that I probably won't be around much between now and the start of December which is my deadline for having those commission pieces done.

In the middle of all this chaos, I was given some really cool news, but I can't share until it's confirmed *knock on wood*. As soon as they tell me it's a go, I'll tell you. And if it DOES go through, then I have a bunch of other things that will take priority next month over blogging and socializing online.

So please excuse the radio silence for at least another week. I'll be back soon.

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