January has been "organization month" in my little corner of the world. I've spent the beginning of the year on "housecleaning" (though my actual house has not been the beneficiary of this effort). The website has been redesigned, the Etsy shop has a new banner, paperwork is pretty much in order (including sales tax and prep for filing THE tax return), some new photos were shot, plus - I cleaned up the studio. There is more to do, but the month isn't over yet...
Of course we all tidy our workspaces with some regularity, but I recently spent several days creating order out of chaos. It was the chaos manifested by that craziness which begins every October and lasts through December (the rest of the year is a more like an ebb and flow of "controlled chaos").
This week, flat spaces were uncovered. Tools, trays of findings, beads and such, were returned to their proper places. And now, I'm really looking forward to working on the many projects I have planned for the next few months - in my oh-so-tidy space.
Since the studio was all picked up, I snapped a few pics. Here's a "photo tour" of the entire 180 square feet that is my studio.
the view from the doorway
close-up of the metalworking bench area
the metal clay side of the table
the enamel side of the table
the kilns and soldering corner (beyond the table)