How are you at tidying up after a workshop or when you have finished a project?
I am dreadful!! I am making an effort, I have bought a few see through stacking plastic boxes to put my materials away in when I have finished teaching. How do you sort your materials and products? Colour? Textures? Products? Techniques?
Last week I taught my first 2 part workshop via Zoom to a group of students in America, Canada, and Scotland. 2 x 3 hour sessions 10am PDT/ 6pm BST. I can be in 3 places at once!! Students on the PDT time zone can work in the morning, and students in Europe enjoy an evening class.
The workshop was A New Starting Point. Featuring my backgrounds and pretties technique. We have the show and tell next week. I am very much looking forward to seeing what the group have developed from their samples.
|3 book covers by Sue Redhead from the US.|
|Sue also made some greeting cards.|
So - back to my messy table . . Having all these lovely boxes is great - but you have to fill them. It's a bit like buying a filing cabinet to organise all your paperwork, you need to actually use it!! Groan. I love making the mess - just hate clearing it up.
|The tidying up begins|
|Why is there always so much to sort out?|
|Neat piles eventually appear|
And of course, while you are tidying, you come across all kinds of treasure . . Left over torn and layered paper strips, that you just know will come in useful - at some stage. So you then scurry about to find a clear plastic bag to put them in. Deep sigh, any activity will do so long as I don't have to tidy up!!
|Love these colours together|
|I love the Japanese papers . .|
|. . and I adore the gold flash of gilding flake|
| . . the torn edges are always so pleasing|
|more gilding flake is even more pleasing . . |
|. . I think I will stitch into this piece|
|all the pretties in a row . .|
|. . my favourite sample from the workshop.. .|
If you like the look of this workshop I am teaching it as a live Zoom one day workshop in London time on Friday June 24th.
I did tidy up eventually, I have to as I open the studio every weekend. It's a good discipline.
As you can imagine, I have a lot of samples, but they always come in useful, particularly now I am making more videos. Have you seen my latest one? Do leave any questions in the comments.
There are more videos that you might find helpful videos on my YouTube channel.