Patti Edmon Altered Attic: Spring Cleaning

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Spring Cleaning


I asked Al (my daughter, Alice) if she'd like to help me organize the Altered Attic, where there's hardly a path to walk, an empty space to squeeze in one more container, so many piles - of paper, books and magazines, bottles and tins and jewelry repair pieces and watch parts, buttons, images clipped that I clipped but didn't use during the last project, or the dozen before that... 
One of the downsides, maybe the only one, of having a studio is that it doesn't serve double duty. So, it's really easy to let old beeswax sit in the pot on the table next to the heat gun and dremel, jars of various media stacked like beer cans, paints and prepped substrates, the beginnings of a zillion brilliant ideas. Or two. 
She had just the solution. It was a bit late and we had just finished making Cinderella's gown and veil, complete with tiara, mounted on cardboard for her Humanities class. Yawning, we looked around and I sighed and once again decided against tackling anything major. So she posted a sign, adequate warning for anyone who dares risk life and limb in the disaster zone.
Maybe tomorrow...

7 comments:

Karin said...

that is hysterical! People say they have messy studios, and when you see them you think, "oh puh-leeze, you don't know messy". You, my friend, I will believe when you say your space is chaos! Deep breath, one button, bauble, paint brush, tool at a time...
xoxo Karin

krys kirkpatrick said...

Oh my gosh...I can relate. I have pictures of my studio just to show, what it takes to make a little tiny, this or that...
It gets cleaned up eventually.
But when you are on a creative roll, you just have to go with it....

Susie Jefferson said...

A woman after my own heart (you saw the post when you visited my blog?) It can only get better and you'll feel a lot better when you can find all your stuff. But if you don't feel up to it, don't force it as you'll only end up putting everything in the wrong place and end up redoing it all.

Re the transparency help - my pleasure! Glad it was useful.

katie jane said...

We all need one of those signs!

soulbrush said...

simply hilarious, i think i'll make a few signs for my place too.

Pat Winter said...

I would love to come help you organize! Looks so inviting to me.....if only I lived near you.
Pat

Ragamuffin Gal said...

Love it! I completely understand!

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