Sunday, April 29, 2012

Sunday Morning Studio Clean Up

I woke up before Dave and the kids and thought I could just hop into the studio and get in a quick glaze session. Not so much... 

Marsha Neal Studio Messy Studio
I felt not only overwhelmed and out of touch because of vacation (prepping for vacation, taking it, then getting back into the swing of things Plus added 5 house issues going on)...
I lost any motivation for glazing.

When I glaze - I have to pull stock and lay out the colors I am going to use. This takes time and needs space. With at least 5 layers of crap blocking my way (cluttered unorganized shelves and tabletops full of "projects") and 4 places where I had glazes stored - there was no clear way to get anything other than cleaning and reorganization done...
Marsha Neal Studio Sea Treasures Texture collection (found it!)
So now Chloe and Riley have a dedicated low (easy to reach) shelf for their Crayola paints (and Chloe's beads she paints). 
And BONUS: I found some old sea treasures for texturing clay. 
Marsha Neal Studio Glaze "In Use" Glaze reorganization.
All of my glazes were sorted by color when I moved them down into this part of the studio.
But I needed more space, so a section of the above photo that had "test glazes" was gotten rid of and all of the "test glazes" from that place and the three other places were all sorted into color by use or put onto the "extras" shelf. 
It's like looking at a rainbow of colors now - I love it!!!
Marsha Neal Studio reorganized and wiped down work table.
And a lot of surfaces got a good wet sponge wipe down - which is a good idea when you work with ceramic clay and glazes.
Marsha Neal Studio Clean and Ready work space.
Needless to say I am now ready for a good relaxing and productive glazing session this afternoon when it is kid naptime...


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