Tag: clutter

Observations From Cleaning the Studio

When there’s no room to work in the studio except around the torch, it’s time to do some cleaning! With the Good Mews Spring Flea Market coming up, it’s easy to get motivated because there’s a good place to take the useful-but-no-longer-wanted crap. So far there have been four boxes of stuff (not huge ones, …

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My studio is…

(This week’s Flaming Hot Blog It!) …an appalling mess to look at, but in all that mess is a haven of creativity and serenity. It’s almost always that way, so it must work for me somehow.? I always have a small space for a studio, and try to cram an insane amount of creative paraphernalia …

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Putting the past into storage

In the past week we finally moved my two floor looms over to our storage unit up the street.? The big Schacht high-castle loom had been sitting in the living room backed up against DH’s piano ever since he moved in, completely untouched.? That’s been nearly four years now.? The Baby Wolf has moved around …

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Creating Color Combinations

This week’s Flaming Hot Tips Tuesday asks how we come up with color combinations when working with glass. Sometimes I’ll have a color combination in mind based on something I’ve seen lately; sometimes I’ll just use colors that “feel” right for the current season. As an example, I’ve been doing a lot lately with autumn-type …

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More purging

I must be on a roll. I got bored this afternoon after doing most of my web site updates for spring semester, so I started cleaning and purging in the office. I must have thrown out a hundred or so used floppy disks, gotten rid of a bunch of conference office supplies from the meetings …

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The Great Studio Purge of 2006

Between exams, the holidays, and general malaise, it’s been over three weeks since I’ve been in the studio to work. Add to that the general clutter and overwhelming disorder in the entire place, with the studio one of the worst areas, something had to be done. We started on Christmas Eve with some general cleaning …

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43 Things on “minimize existing clutter and excess possessions”

I was looking around the house this morning before I went to work and just went “UGH!” Clutter, clutter everywhere!My sister’s garage sale is planned for sometime next month and she says we can do it with her. The Good Mews yard sale is in late April or May; anything we don’t sell at my …

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Bah, Humbug

As holiday seasons go, it wasn’t bad, it wasn’t great. DH and I spent much of it in a real Scrooge-ish mood. The crass commercialism of the Christmas season, unbelieveably, gets worse every year, it seems. We are both just at a point in our lives where we are fed up with it. The last …

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