Then we moved. It proved to be quite difficult to find an apartment on (very) short notice, in our price range, with 2 bedrooms. We ended up having to downsize by about half the square footage, and half of our stuff is now housed in a storage unit. All of the leather and the big work bench is at the storage unit, but it's working out ok for Keven...we're only 5 minutes from his shop, and he can just bop over there and crank up his music on the weekends if he wants to tool. My studio is now housed in 3/4 of the living room, and that's what I'm going to talk about today.
Across from the bead chaise is a crazy mess of storage:
In the past, I've always kept the bead storage close around my bead chaise, but I'm finding that I love being able to sit facing my beads and art - they're a constant inspiration and reminder of what I'm capable of. It's also good to see the stash, because I often see a box and think about what's in it, and if there's something that I might use on my current project.
I also have a constant companion, my cat Gigi. We have a bit of a love/hate relationship, as she is quite prickly and I am totally oblivious to the random things I do that annoy her. But she's always nearby while I'm working. Either sprawled on the floor, on her scratching post next to the bead chaise, or (like today) hanging out on the porch when the weather is nice.
Thank you for looking! I'm off to find some breakfast, run to the post office, and get some laundry going while I bead later. As always you can follow my daily work on my Facebook page, or visit my shop on Etsy. I'll be back tomorrow with my first blog challenge for October!