Thursday, December 10, 2009

Reorganization of Studio

Check out this makeover.


























I am taking an online class called Go! Get Organized by Alyson Stanfield. Here are some before pictures of my studio, clutter everywhere, projects left out where I last worked on them, and just too much stuff in general. This class has been a great motivational force to get me looking seriously at where I want to go with my artistic career and to take myself seriously.
My first task was to move out my computer and general office supplies/work out of my studio space and into a spare bedroom. I can now delineate tasks such as creative work from the business operation end. I moved some other smaller pieces of furniture out and relocated others in the room, others went into temporary storage. The large desk has to relocate to my husbands classroom, (which he has been asking me for ) and then I will have room to put my long arm quilting machine along the back wall. I never thought that I could possibly fit this machine in here being that it will be on a 10" frame but it will work out perfectly. I just had to think outside of the box. The work has been very rewarding, just check out the after pictures.






Check out the decluttered counter tops, the cleaned off desk. Since I moved out all the non-useful/essential stuff this space seems so much larger. I still have a lot of decluttering to do and downsizing on the amount of supplies I have but for now this is a big change and I am really pleased with the results.
The other benefit is not just the physical space organization but the focus that I have to pursue my desire to own and run my own business. I have put out my proposal letter of machine quilting for others and already I have 4 clients wanting to bring me their first quilting projects.
This class has been very inspirational and motivational. In one of the lessons Alyson shared with us about systems, and that no system works-it is up to us to work the system to see results. That is what I did and these are my results.

4 comments:

Alyson B. Stanfield said...

Cindy: What a great space! I'm so glad you've made it a place that you want to spend time in.

Caroline Roberts said...

Wow Cindy, what a difference! It seems so much bigger and lighter and ready to work in after the organization. I can't wait to hear what projects get moving now!

carolmac said...

CONGRATULATIONS! You could invite everyone over from the class to dance! Space looks great and congrats on your new clients.

Hannah Phelps said...

Your studio looks great! And congratulations on the new clients waiting for you start creating in it! Congratulations!