Ok,so I thought this post got published a while ago, but apparently not! This is the second part to My Studio. The first part, if you remember, showed a wonderful scene of the beautiful outdoors of Islesford. This one....meh....not so nice. My oldest daughter moved out of the house in October of 2018 and I immediately took over her room for my new studio. After 7 months of being up here, I have managed to misplace SO. MANY. THINGS! I have shelves that reach up to the ceiling with canvases, both painted and unpainted, note cards ready to be paired with envelopes and put into clear cellophane bags for summer sales. I have boxes with knit hats that didn't sell and are waiting to be donated. There are more boxes filled with needlepoint yarn, last year's small paintings, needlepoints that are finished but waiting to be stretched back to their normal shapes. There are pads and pads of drawing papers, watercolor papers, tracing papers, disposable paint palettes, painting boards and a weaving board. I have books on how to paint, what to paint and the supplies needed to paint. I have my daughter's old bureau filled with plastic bags, small canvases in various shapes and colors, smaller painting boards, paints and papers. From the picture you can see my dyeing table. Underneath are buckets filled with dryer balls. There is a bucket for plain balls, for decorated balls and for ball sets put together. The bucket in the middle has bare yarns for dyeing. On top of the table are the bowls for soaking the yarns, notebooks to write down recipes and colors, yarns already dyed, shakers ready to be filled with dry powders and tags to put on all the finished products. The table I am working on now, not pictured, has my laptop for checking my social media. It also has a pencil holder filled with paint brushes, a roll of paper towels, two different spools of twine, tubes of paints in various mangled appearances, a cup of dirty water, a multitude of pens, a roll of stamps, my budget book and calendar, a variety of small canvases in varying degrees of finished paintings or paintings just getting started, 3 balls of yarn waiting to be made into a pair of mittens for a friend, a pair of finished fingerless mitts waiting for its' tag, 3 skeins of dyed yarns also waiting to be tagged, 2 small bags of flourescent roving to be used to decorate dryer balls and a few business cards that got lost on the way to last week's fair. I live in chaos in here. I cannot seem to find a way to keep everything organized. My next step is to purchase see-through buckets to start putting things away. I am headed to Islesford soon and I need to get this place into some kind of order before I go. Do you have suggestions? I'd love to hear some!