Sunday, January 31, 2010


Maybe it's that time of year or the weather or something, but I've recently caught myself starting to google, half-seriously, "What should I do now?" If only I could bing the Internet to provide a personalized step-by-step artistic path...what to prioritize and/or what to let go. Cold, dreary weather is a creative drain. Fortunately, I was able to snap out of it this weekend to organize my studio. In the process, I realized a thing or two.

I'm pretty sure that one of the best cures for a muddled and disorganized head, is a neat and organized work space. Messiness is distracting.

I marvel at design, craft and sewing books that manage to keep a single focus from beginning to end with beautifully, illustrated step-by-steps along the way. This is not possible in actual life.

I believe in being prepared for any occasion. However, it's also important to be able to see what you already have.

I sorted through overflowing fabric bins and let go of uninspiring pieces. Extra stuff adds weight rather than inspiration.

Now the challenge is to keep things in place while I let go of January. Hello to a clearer, warmer (fingers crossed) and brighter February.


Amanda said...

well done! i'm impressed!!

Anke Martin said...

Hi June, I hear you......the creative drain with that grey winter weather. We did have some great snow the last week and I really enjoyed it. Not seeing the weird browns and greens out there. But now the weather is back to rain and weird mud everywhere.....can't wait for spring and some more sun again.
Enjoyed your photos and ideas to get in the creative mood lot's of 'creative sun' your way!
Smiles, Anke ;)

Josey's mom said...

right there with ya! Only being able to travel with a certain amount of weight was difficult UNTIL I OPENED THE BOXES HERE = freedom!

Evil_Lina said...

Just discovered your blog via a link from Dollar Store Crafts and love the way you've organized yourself. Where did you get those lovely wire bins for your fabrics? That's exactly the sort of thing I need to organize my huge piles of fabric!

June Pfaff Daley said...

hi evil_lina: My fabric is organized in vintage wire locker baskets that I purchased on ebay. There's usually always a bunch to be had although prices vary. Hope that helps you track some down!

Evil_Lina said...

Thanks! I'll definitely have to take a look on ebay. Yours look wonderful in your space!