Thursday, 4 February 2016

Oh lordy......

It's happened again.

I was hoping I could hold out until the weekend but despite my best efforts I've had to give in and set to.

I don't even notice it happening until it reaches an event horizon and I threaten to fall into the black hole that is....... The Workroom. *cue dramatic 'da, da DUM! music*


Yes, I know.

I have nobody to blame but myself.

But in the throes of creative endeavour I simply forget about everything except what I'm working on, and as more and more boxes litter the floor, and bits and pieces colonise every inch of the worktops and desk I carry on until I can't.

As of 10 minutes ago the event horizon was breached.  There is now not a single scrap of free space anywhere.  Granted I have managed to leave a little winding path from the door, between all the boxes but I've run out of places to put anything.

Small Dog came wandering in earlier, looking for a place to sit and observe.  She walked through the path, piles of boxes towering over her on either side, failed to find a suitable spot then gave a 'huff' and hurried out, throwing me a pitying glance over her departing shoulder.

If you have the stomach for it, here's a guided tour.......

This is the view which greets you as you enter.  The worktop is completely covered and there are drifts of stuff lapping against the cupboards and bookshelf.

Moving on.....

On the floor, boxes and boxes and boxes of stuff.

More stuff climbs up the walls, threatening to engulf my little cabinet of toy animals.

The worktop area at the end of the room is where 'work in progress' is kept but as you can see, things have got rather out of hand........ *ahem*

And my desk......

What can I say?  This has got to be right up there as one of the top 10 worst messes EVER!  
If I wasn't so ashamed I might be feeling proud.  

So it's no good.  I simply can't continue in this unholy guddle so I'm going to roll up my sleeves and make a start on restoring order.  Who knows what I might find... Atlantis, the lost treasure of Sierra Madre, Shergar?

That's the rest of my working day spoken for then........ *sigh*


Jennifer said...

Hope the clear up goes well and you don't get too distracted!
I couldn't possibly post photos of my workroom. It's not much better to be honest!

AM Minnaard said...

I love a creative mess, your workroom shows the creative process on it's best. Hugs AM

Debbie Mcgrath said...

how I sympathise with you, just done my room, had some more shelves put up and still have loads of stuff, how does it expand so quickly? good luck in clearing yours

Sandra Morris said...

Thanks! It's still a work in progress but all I seem to be achieving is tidying up one bit and messing up another. At least I can see a bit more of the carpet now though, which is an improvement! Sx

Anonymous said...

Sandra, dear,
It is my not-so-humble opinion that certain artistic types can only be productive in the midst of chaos. The "mess" is inspirational. Truly you need a work space only about 10cm by 15cm. The surrounding area needs to be crowded with stuff. If it isn't you'll find yourself gathering "inspirational items" to fill in the gaps.

That's my story and I'm sticking with it.

(I've been working on a clean-up of my studio for a month now. I'm beginning to see a bit of progress as I discovered the top of my work table last week.)