Well, it got kind of quiet around here all of a sudden. In part, it has been because of lack of internet access (routers, etc, stink!). The other part, on the other hand, was because of my current efforts to create a desk space for myself a midst the chaos. I had two days off this past week that I took to organize (clean, purge, sort) my ‘desk’ and start fresh. Now, let’s clarify here. The desk I had was an old computer desk that I inherited from my Dad (aka, he didn’t want it so I have had this thing since I was little). I’ve never been able to use it as a desk since you couldn’t fit your legs under it as a table, they just slam into shelves. It definitely wasn’t created to be used as a writing desk, as I would have liked it, and with laptops this desk is definitely outmoded. It lived most of its life piled high with crap I didn’t want to deal with, and what I did want I couldn’t get at. So, I decided to take a new approach and start fresh.
This space is small, I mean really small. Any manufactured desk would not fit, mainly because I am putting this into a space that a small, compact desk would have fit. I need shelf space, as I do have a lot of office/art/craft supplies that need to go back into this space, even with purging several trash bags of stuff (yeah, it was bad). My solution: to get a tall bookshelf and put it up in the place of the desk. The desk was quite large depth-wise so I will still have space to put a small table in front to use a the desk space. The shelves will provide the storage I need and will help me keep focused on keeping the desk space clean. My only hurtle now is to find a table small enough to fit. I’ll be hitting the thrift stores soon, but if all else fails I might have found myself a DIY project which means surfing the internet, finding a project, and begging my father to help with the process in his shop. We’ll see.
Let’s just say that while this project has been going on, not a stitch was knit, or a single bit of fiber spun. Don’t worry, that picked up once the project was over. Yet, I was so focused on cleaning out a space and pushing towards the final goal, that this consumed most of my two days off. I realized that even if I don’t want to live where I am forever, I still need a decent space to make my work, my art, and be productive. Living with a desk as trash heap was not a healthy move, and I am really hoping to have a place to use to write this blog (that doesn’t involve the kitchen table). I am hopeful. Hey with the new year, this definitely fits in with the idea of starting fresh. I’ll be back, hopefully with internet and some projects to share. Until then,
P.S. Please don’t judge my mess. I’m being honest here, and my space is full of stuff. I purge as much as I can when I sort through stuff, but what I really wish for someday is a studio. That isn’t my stage in life right now, but someday…