Freeform Friday - Bonus edition.
Treasure trove - creative storage...
Last week I posted pictures of some treasures I unearthed while cleaning and packing at my parent's house. As we were chatting on Facebook - Jennifer wondered where I put all this stuff, and how I knew what I had... where things were... I am planning a follow up post showing some of my creations using the featured treasures - but I need a bit more time for that so I decided to illustrate the storage. The storage of treasures.
studio my mixed media and jewelry studio ( as opposed to the ceramics studio) is in a spare bedroom, Its a normal sized room I suppose, feels small to me as its chocked full of treasure. This is where I work with beads, metal, enamel, polymer, collage, shrines, bookbinding, journaling, watercolor... I try to have it feel comfortable, be organized, inspire, and not be a total chaotic mess.
|Printers racks - storage and display all in one.|
I will admit - there is no real system. I just sort of know where things are... Whether its my Virgo status, or a trace of OCD, it works for me. So much of my artwork involves containers, revealing and concealing in shrines, etc that its not a surprise that I love containers of all sorts. This one if the main repository of found object treasures:
|The find of the decade - and it was cheap!|
Now - for the first time - I will allow a peak inside a few drawers!
|Ivory miniatures, antique bone game pieces, MahJong tiles, optometrist lenses.|
|Stuff. More stuff.|
|The organic drawer - shells, bark, pods, and antique pottery shards. (Because there was room. )|
|Rusty scraps of metal, found bits. antique glass lenses, test tubes.|
Sadly - the treasures I pictured last week are still homeless. They will get put away soon, in a caffeine fueled frenzy of organization, no doubt. I feel like I have revealed deep dark secrets! My name is Jenny and I am a packrat...
|My Grandmother's make-up case/luggage. Current resting place for treasures until they are put away...|