This is how my studio looks today. Much better than yesterday! Yesterday, I thought I’d grant myself a break from ugly paper- and office work (need to fill out tax forms, applications, insurance stuff, …). But when I entered: Oh, my! I took a picture, but sorry for the low quality: my hands must have shaken from the chaos there and the strain of simply entering. It doesn’t look nearly as bad on the picture as it was in reality.
It was actually hard to enter because too much stuff was stored on the floor, on every horizontal surface things were stacked, including a pile of books on the chair beneath the window. And the working surface (on the right) was so filled, I couldn’t do what I wanted to – sketch. Not something I necessarily need a lot of space for. So the only thing that was possible to do was to tidy up.
But how? Where should I put all this stuff. The answer is: More shelves. The only piece of semi-free wall was behind the door. But I figured, doors are an antiquated concept anyway and totally overrated:
Well, in the end I even figured out a way of how and where the put the chairs in the almost happy end photo on the right, and was able to leave the room again. Now finally the floor is free, and the stuff lying on the tables on the left are indeed things I work on. Plus the chairs are no longer used for storing stuff. Now I just hope I’ll find some studio time for more pleasant activities than tidying up before it is all messed up again.