Yep, truly. Hold the presses. Why?
You wouldn't believe me if I told you. So I'll *show* you!
Yes indeed, that's a *clean* bead table! Whoa, like I said, stop the presses, right? That is honestly never how my desk looks. I work best in controlled chaos. With things piling up around me, growing piles exponentially. Those piles then threaten everything I'm working on and the rest of the household. I have a three and a five year old. Who are messy and wild ;) And remember that new kitten? Well, she's a terror, skittering here there and everywhere. Including my desk when I'm sitting here wasting time...errr...working. And then I have to stop goofing off....er...well, you get the idea...to rescue kitten from a sliding pile of everything including the kitchen sink. And lets also not talk about the kids' habits of piling even more things on my desk, necessitating my need to push things to the side so that I have some space to work. So I'm sure you see my situation clearly ;)
I finally decided that not only for my own less than effective work habits, but also for the health and well-being of my kids, that I needed to completely take the office and desk down to the bare bones and give it a good cleaning and reorganize things a bit. So, let me show you what I've done, in a brief office tour, and then we'll get down to Bead Table Wednesday!
I have more, but these are the "most referred to"
and therefore kept right next to me
|Lucky horse shoes in one of my prop boxes|
one of these came from an old favorite horse I used to ride.
|"Cecilia" my awesome dress form|
she's so handy for holding things!
including stuff my daughter has done ;)
|My inspiration and "keep on track - sorta" wall|
with a calendar, idea board, kid artwork, pictures of the kids,
and my projects clipboard (which is under the kids pictures)
|two more dress forms and my mascot|
Leo Lion was one of my bath toys as a child
|Area above printer|
A mirror and yet more kid artwork
Erin drew this of her and her brother
|Labradorite and Moonstone necklace|
needs a bit of a redo - wirework is fine,
but the leather needs to be heavier, and needs a different clasp
|one of my painted girls|
originally done for a mixed media collage, but sizing was off
now trying to figure out what to do with her!
These are some of the goodies that I got while on vacation for the past two weeks. There's a pretty cool bead shop right in Sturbridge that I love to visit while on vacation, so of course that was my first stop ;)
|In total *love* with these Czech glass beauties!|
And sooo disappointed with the picture :(
Totally misses the sparkle and flash on them. pooh
|I loves me my copper!|
|Faceted rose quartz ovals |
Again, horrible picture.
::note to self:: don't take pictures at night.
without natural light.
but then, I know better...sigh
And don't forget to join the Bead Table Wednesday Goodness over on Flickr!