The process of making and creating is usually accompanied by lots of stuff. In the excitement of the moment it isn’t important to put things away fully. These two facts together make for clutter and sometimes downright mess or even, ahem, chaos. This has always been the case. Our muse rarely shows up with a vacuum or dust cloth. She shows up with tangles of thread, fabric draped everywhere and possibly with paint on her hands and face. This week we had the printing session for the printed affirmations workshop and the results were stunning. It is good to have lots of space, and some plastic messy mats as you go along. If you want a private session for printing call and make the appointment.
My husband found the black and white image in an antique shop. Near as we can tell it is from the 1920s. The machines are electrified, there are 8 of them, and they are still available, I googled it. They did a chain stitch and other embroidery. How fun is this? But even posing for a glass negative photograph with a shutter speed of up to 15 seconds, there is still clutter on the table and all around. The baskets at the far end of the table appear to be full of fabric scraps.
You are all probably also wanting to see a prom photo or two. She had a great night with good friends and enjoyed every minute. Preparations began with a hair appointment at 10:30 am, then nails, and then friends at our house getting ready. It was a night none of them will forget. They took photos at Montgomery Place. She wanted to feel the Old Hollywood Glamour and she achieved it. So proud of my beautiful classy daughter.
Next Saturday the 23rd is graduation, so the Shoppe will be closed. Time really flies, she was just starting Kindergarten when I took over ownership. Amazing. The more things change the more they stay the same – in the studio and in life. Here’s to the inevitable creative clutter.