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Today, Cindy Gimbrone opens the door to her studio....
Good morning, Studio Saturday Readers! Today finds my studio and jewelry designing area in a hug mess! Ok, so it's no secret in my house that I'm not as neat as my husband, the fastidious bean counter(love you honey :-). Even when I'm neat, I don't live up to his level of neatness. I tell him,
"I'm creative, I need things out to inspire me. I need things right at my fingertips. I create organically, each mess is a work in progress."
Usually this works for me. I have a limited number of choices and I create the piece and clean up, but....(Come closer so The Bean Counter can't read this)...I've laid out too many choice lately and my "mess" is overwhelming me.
Here's a good example, I'm working with new beads for the Heartz n Skullz series creating a Punk-Halloween necklace and I just have too many things out! Do I want to use ball chain? (I've got cool black ball chain and oooo I have red ball chain too!) I've got really cool ribbon in black with white stitching on it, how punk is that? Or what about the blood red coral I have? That would look good with the white, red and black!
I design by setting out all of the elements and re-arranging and adding until it feels right. Too many choices leaves my gut muddled. I can't decide.
I need to get organized.
In my house I know who to call. Time to hang my head and ask The Bean Counter to help me re-organize. Organization wins today over Overwhelmed Organic.
Before I leave, here's my question: How do you design in your craft - are you organized or organic?
Leave a comment and you'll win One (1) Blink Link in Blue.
I look forward to reading and seeing who is organized and who is organic!