So...about 2 weeks before fiberfest, around the middle of june, I got a wild hair to start downsizing my supplies. I started packaging up beads and baubles and fabric into bags and priced them at garage sale prices. They were wildly popular at fiberfest and I was able to clean out and make a little cash at the same time. Well, that purge of stuff (which covered eight 8' tables) made me come home and continue to wipe my studio bare of all clutter sitting on my desks, hanging on the walls, filling my cubbyhole bookcases, etc.
Tracy kept asking if I was having fun in my "sterile doctor's office" since it was so bare. He was right. It felt good to be clean but I needed it to look warm again. so this morning I started by writing on my wall with a gigantic sharpie poster paint pen. I filled it in with some graffitti paint pens.
After that I remembered I had bought a bunch of wallpaper awhile back so I picked out a roll and cut a bunch of strips the length of my windows. we ran to the hardware store to pick up a wallpaper trough and got a lecture on the fact that it was SO 10 years ago from the hardware guy. weird. whatever...he didn't sway my enthusiasm. I came home and hung it.
then I made some new curtains since I didn't want to take down the rods. Since I got rid of 98% of my fabric I was in a little bit of a panic but managed to find some colors that clash (but clash is good in my book).
I wanted clean, but warm and inviting. I like it, but holy cow, am I exhausted. Another thing I did that feels so fresh and clean is that I cleared out everything that was on the floor. I had boxes and boxes and boxes of stuff crammed under every single table and desk I have. Clearing it made a huge difference. just wish I had taken some "before" shots.