I was getting a bit bummed out lately, because I was trying to figure out what was getting done in my "free time". I didn't seem to be producing much art. I'm in this Artistic Mothers group to help me concentrate on doing something creative everyday, but I was doing less...or so I thought....
What have I been up to lately, besides chasing a toddler around?
I've been organizing my studio. I realized this is part of my creative process. I need to get organized, so when I do work on my art, I can find things more easily, and not get so frustrated. It's taking me forever because...well... I have tons of stuff!! I have paints, papers, stamps, found objects, jewelry making supplies and tools, etc... Lately I've been concentrating on organizing the collage and mixed-media supplies and I think I figured out what mixed-media really means...lots of stuff!
So I bought these cool boxes from Ikea, but I didn't like that I can't see through them, even though they have labels. I'm a very visual person, so I want to see the contents, not just a word label. I came up with a solution that I love. Actually I think it's inspired by something I saw a while back, but I'm not sure where.
I'm making little mini collages on tags with samples of the contents inside, so I can just glance over and know exactly what's in there.
And who says I haven't been making art? Oh yeah, it was me...oops. But look how fun the tags are!
I still have a long way to go as far as organizing, but at least I get to make some more art tags in the process!