Tuesday, April 16, 2013

"Spring Clean Your Studio Blog Hop"

Keeping this one at the top while the blog hop is going on but be sure to scroll down to see some new art I just posted!!

Okay...lets try this again!

This challenge really could not have come at a better time.  After 19 years in the same house, we were forced to move...not once...but twice in less than 6 months!  Thankfully, we found a home and moved in in November.  At the time, I just wanted to get the stuff in and get it usable so that I could get back to creating.  Now...several months later...I need to be able to find things, have room to work able to walk in here!

These before pictures show the level of chaos I had reached.

As you can see, the corner was knee deep and blocked by totes and boxes.  The closet was unusable and the table was a cluttered mess.

I was able to unpack and relocate at least a dozen boxes and crates of books from the closet, install shelves and organize it to hold most of my supplies.  My hubby found the wonderful chest of drawers for me which provides additional storage.  Best of all, I was finally able to create a place to showcase some of the wonderful art that Ive collected over the last few years...and I even have room for more!  The table is clean but that wont last.  I tend to work in a state of clutter but when I cant even make sense of my own mess,  its time to clean house!

I apologize for the pictures.  I've tried everything I can think of to get them to turn back to the way they are saved on my computer but I've had no luck.  If anyone has any suggestions, please share.

Check out the other Blog Hoppers and their studio cleanups!

Judi Hurwitt
Jim Parrillo
Lisa Chin
Barb Forrister
Frieda Anderson
Lynn Krawczyk
Cheryl Sleboda


  1. Thanks for the inspiration - we've been living in our house 3-1/2 years now and there are still boxes that need to be unpacked in my work area. I love the blue walls in your room!

  2. So glad you were finally able to get your photos up! Your after photos look wonderful! Great job! I'm glad I was on my laptop so I could enjoy the full effect of the photos. I wish I had some "flip your photo" suggestions. Maybe the computer fairies will come fix it? hahaha

  3. too, Lisa! computer fairies...where are you when i need you?!

  4. Nice! Can you come to my house and help with organizing and cleaning my space? We moved two years ago and I still can't seem to find anything!

  5. i would if i could, Tammy! if only you were a little bit closer :D

  6. To flip your photos get a photo editing software. If you have a Windows computer Paint is installed already. Right click on the closed image and select "open with." You will be presented with several options. Click on "Paint." Your image should open with a toolbar above it.

    On the Paint toolbar find something that says "rotate" or "rotate image." It will have a few options such as 90 degrees clockwise, counterclockwise, and 180 degrees. When it is oriented the way you want, save it. The new saved image can replace the old one.

    Go into your blog editor and change the images to the new ones and all should be good.

  7. thanks for the suggestions. ive actually done exactly that in several programs, saved the edited ones to my computer again and again and tried replacing the pics on the blog but no matter what i do they come out wrong here. it seems to happen with any pictures that i take with my camera that require turning.