Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Empty Studio

I was thinking today of all the things that go on in my studio and decided to make a list.

Of course there is sewing and bear creating. There’s also accounting and counting, as in “How many discs do I need for this bear?”

It’s also communication central as in email and snail mail. There’s bill paying and TV watching. We’re looking forward to the new season!

I design, dream, imagine and get inspired in the studio - and other places too but I do get a lot of inspiration right here!

We play ball with Topher and watch him try to be invisible as he climbs into a lap. He’s very good at it.

I trace patterns, test out theories, contemplate options and we dissect the merits of particular plan of action.

It’s a place of experimentation, exploration and investigation.

It’s a place we have doubled over in laughter, where I occasionally mess up something important, spill my tea, splash a coffee, and where crumbs fall on the floor but Topher makes sure they don’t stay there long.

It’s a place of reading, researching and trying to remember where I put something.

It’s a place of lost things, found things and strings.

It’s a place I occasionally use to drill a hole, saw a board and iron my jeans. (I know no one does that any more – so just pretend like you didn’t read it.)

It’s a place to entertain new ways of thinking and recall old ways of doing something.

It’s a place of face-the-day, a place of twilight and a kiss goodnight.

Yep, a lot goes on in my studio most days and nights, but not today. Today it is empty of all the things that make my studio my studio. That is everything except the link to the world beyond the studio.

Today we began the process of replacing the carpet – yea for a fresh start! But for now, the studio is sorta empty - hungering to be back in the land of the I-make-stuff.

Soon.  Soon. 


PS I am still working, just in another location but Topher can’t quite figure out what’s going on.


  1. Ohhhhh... New carpet. That sounds very exciting. Yes our craft rooms are all of the above, that you wrote about. In fact where we spend a large amount of our time. We want to see the room when you are all moved back.
    Hugs Kay

    1. Hi Kay,

      I've thought and thought and after as many years as I've been here and all the incarnations of arrangements, I think we may put everything back the same way because we've decided it's the most efficient and sensible. But I will see if I can take a good photo when it's all sorted out!


  2. me alegro de que el motivo por el cual tu estudio esta vacio sea por el cambio de moqueta , seguro que a Topher le encantara la nueva moqueta



    1. Hi Mari,

      I am excited and hope that it will be very motivating for getting projects finished! That's a lot to ask of a carpet eh? Anyway, I know Topher will like it because he's just that kind of dog!


  3. Eeek, we got a little freaked out at the dissection and stopped reading there! We hope that story had a good ending...

    Jack, Boo & The Clan


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