Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Creative chaos

Space and time (and money), there's never quite enough and you always have to juggle them to allow for whatever is the priority at the moment.

Time has been a priority lately, as I have been traveling cross-state to be with my mom during some health issues. Yesterday we got some very good news on that subject, so I'm both happy and relieved. But back at home, I have to work, I need to do some work around the house and I want to do a little Christmas decorating. And I want to play in my studio!

I got into the studio last night to finish a batch of fabric postcards to deliver to our business today. I'm hoping I'll get a few holiday sales. The hardest part about making these postcards is deciding when they are finished. I can always think of something else to do. A little more stitching on this one, add some beads on that one, stamp on another one. Finally I just had to say, enough, and finish them up.

By the time I did, my cutting table looked like a notions store had exploded. I set up my studio for sewing, and it still works pretty well for that (though too crowded), but other stuff is a challenge. The only space I have to work is my cutting table. Last weekend I was drooling over the artist's work table Michael's (hobby and crafts) had on sale – drafting table style table with side storage and even a stool. But I have absolutely no place to put it right now. (If I ever get my dream studio there will be space.....)

But somehow, I "make it work" because I want to create! Here are a few finished postcards. More later.


Sharyn Mallow Woerz said...

the postcards you've shown this month are SO Cute!

Jackie said...

Love them all... so cute and each one so different.