Sunday, July 1, 2007

Chaos Reigns!


Wow, this is just not pretty. This is the top of my desk, and to the right, the floor behind my desk. Well, I think it is, anyway. It has remnants and vestiges of the last three projects I worked on piled all over it (see the snowflake stamp, glitter and paper from yesterday?). The floor has all kinds of plastic containers filled with paper (remember, I just can't stop buying it!). There is "stuff" everywhere in my stamp room. I vowed to clean it up yesterday, and I have made tremendous headway -- I am almost done and will finish tomorrow and actually show you where I work. In "Clean" mode. I am not a slob -- although you can't tell it by the pictures! I just had too much to do, too little time, and had to make some sacrifices. I filmed 15 techniques in 4 days, and then had 50 cards to finish -- that would be enough to send the best organized person into a tizzy (except, maybe, for Barbara E!).
I have a project to tell you about tomorrow, too -- a technique that didn't quite work out -- one that the junkies will never see, but I will show you here. There is a fine line between art and garbage sometimes... and this isn't art! It will give you insight into how I develop techniques and what criteria I use before I publish something in the newsletter, though, so some of you may find it interesting.
In the meantime, I am off to a barbecue tonight with my family -- we have some fireworks and some apple pie, and I am taking the hostess some beautiful sunflowers. How much more American can that be?




5 comments:

Javajudi said...

Hi Pat

OHG what a site. I think we share the same chaos. Now if only I could find my desk....

Isn't it amazing how quick chaos happens but how long it takes to clean up!

Can't wait to see your foiled technique.

JavaJudi

Etha said...

Your stamping place is beautiful :)
I have learned the art of quick and exact cleanup: my stamping place is the kitchen and I use every available surface for STUFF. I can clean everything up into its place (a shelf in a corner) in about 8 minutes flat, no matter how terrible one thinks it is :) Hubby coming home unannounced made me learn this second art LOL...
FIFTY cards?! FIFTEEN techniques? Please give me a minute to scrape myself back up from the floor!!
OK, can't wait to see the technique that didn't make it :) Happy BB! :)

Sharon said...

I just love the fact that you can keep your stuff spread out over your desk. I have to keep mine put away because I have a 4 legged fur ball that shows me no respect when I am busy stamping. He just jumps up on my work table and tries to plop down on my ink pads when they are open.

I do, however, have to rearrange my craft room. My table faces the west (not good for afternoon to evening creating), so I get to tear it apart and redo it. In some cases that is good, but in others...

Sharon

SoDakStamper said...

I LOVE it Pat! Imagine....someone has a messier stamp room than I have!

Whoduhthunk!?!

Michelle said...

I just found your website! WOW doesn't even begin to describe it then, I saw this entry! I think I'm in love! LOL! My room has a twin! I love being organized and in most areas, craft room only exception, I just can't do it here! When I straighten up I just can't seem to find anything! LOL! Organized chaos - it's a beautiful thing! LOL!