14 April 2009

knowing yourself = cleaning

I picked up the latest copy of the magazine Studios from Cloth Paper Scissors.

For entertainment purposes.

But now I have the urge to attack my studio tasmanian devil style.

My studio has been through a couple versions over the few years I've had it and each time I think its the last and that I can't possibly make it any better. But this issue of Studios has a couple of artists commenting on the fact that now that they have identified the type of art they make, they found it easy to purge their studios of all the things that were lingering and basically in the way.

It has me looking toward that room with a different eye.

I've also always admired studio set ups where the tables are set in the middle of the room so that you can walk around all sides of it. I'm going to have to see if that is doable. But my plan is to pick through everything, give away/sell off/toss all the stuff that I've moved past and get some more zen-like atmosphere going on in there.

My goal is to have it sorted by July and then I can possibly repaint in there when I'm off over shutdown. We'll see how it goes. Seems I'm not happy unless I'm pulling that room apart and putting it back together. At least it keeps me off the streets.

Should be a blast. I blame that magazine. Bugger.

I am happy to report that I finished Talk to Me 3, 4, 5 & 6. I just need to photograph them and get them up on my website. I dyed up some more fabric this weekend to continue the series. I'm considering tweaking #8 a bit, my OCD is rearing its ugly head.

Challenge update: I have watched three hours of season one of Battlestar Galactica. I think its the mini-series, not the first season. Not sure. Its the first disc in the box labeled as season one so I went with it.

I publicly admit that its not bad. The official verdict is still out but I didn't flee from the room in a fit or boredom or irritation so I consider that a good sign. I wonder how Tom is doing with Twilight **insert maniacal laugh here**


Yarnhog said...

Poor Tom.

Leann said...

That taz devil is even cuter than the Warner Bros one!

Kim Hambric said...

I picked up that darn magazine myself just yesterday. I'm glad it inspired you to work on your studio. It made me shut the door to my studio and play on the computer. Not sure when I'll be able to face my studio again. It did inspire me to make a horror video. Go on and have a look at my blog. Could your studio be any worse???