How I was FORCED to clean my studio.
I don't know why I'm posting this, but I was inspired by Suzanne Berry's photos of her studio in COMPLETE disarray. I think it's a sign of an artistic mind to live amongst clutter. What you see above are the AFTER pictures. I wish I had taken some BEFORE pictures.
The top picture shows the computer desk I'm sitting at right now. Adjacent to this room is an unfinished basement space where we have an upright freezer. Some months ago, I was defrosting the freezer and, to hasten along the process, I was chiseling away the ice build up with an ice pick. Suddenly, pssssssttt. I had punctured the tubing holding the freon. To my dismay, I found out when you put the tiniest hole in one of those tubes, it renders the whole freezer worthless.
Yesterday, we finally bought a replacement freezer. That meant the old freezer had to go, which meant I HAD TO CLEAR A PATH. You see all those canvases in the lower picture? Most of them are at least 30x40. They, and numerous boxes, were stacked up taking up about half the computer room space and blocking access to the basement area. So I organized them and moved them to the space next to the freezer.
Sometimes we need a nudge in the right direction. It's (kind of) a joy to see the carpet again. Charlie has room for his dog bed. I have a sense of satisfaction and accomplishment. Next, I will tackle the studio room where my work table and easels are. It's AWFUL right now. I can do this.