I think I am one of those people who work best in what I think of organized chaos, though as I write this I think it is a complete oxymoron. What I mean by this is that I need everything in a place where I can find it and access it immediately. I don’t want my seldom used supplies to be in the hall closet the bottom bin. I want it to be in my studio space and in its place so I can have it in just seconds. I want all my supplies ready for use. That is the organization piece.
The chaos is for my current project. I need all my project jazz all out and on the counter or work table ready to work. I can have several ink pads, a couple of stamps, a die or two, some paper that may work, pens, pencils, adhesives, paint, cover material and the appropriate ephemera. I want even the maybe I might use it stuff out on the work space, so I can move things in and out of my piece as the spirit moves. me. It is all stacked up and moved around as I create. Everything I take out stays on the work surface until the project is done. It may be an afternoon or a couple of weeks. It looks like a pile of junk, a mess, chaos that may make some wonder how I begin to create in that mess.
How do you work in your creative space?