I'm sure I'm not alone, but why do I wait until the situation is so dire that it takes me days, possibly even a WEEK, to fix?
Okay, so it's not life-or-death, but it's annoying all the same; I'm talking about cleaning my craft room (or art studio, whatever you'd like to call it). The Great Reorganization (you know something's severe when you capitalize it) began in earnest yesterday. I spent nearly the entire day just cleaning off the tops of my two workspaces! I found detritus from projects I had finished TWO years ago!
You have to admit, that's bad. I thought I'd come clean (pun intended) to you all so that maybe you can keep me in line. I've written about my cleaning skills (or lack thereof) before, but this takes the cake. The dust bunnies had multiplied, formed colonies, and taken up residence behind doors, under tables, and around lamps so thoroughly that I went through two Swiffer cloths to try and round them up. EGADS! I mean, clutter is one thing but I don't like a dirty house, and that's what had happened.
Now that I'm a full-time artist and learning all there is to learn about what that entails, there is one tenet that I hear over and over - that if I don't take myself seriously as an artist, no one else will either. This makes sense. I would NEVER have allowed my workspace at my 9-5 jobs to look like this! As a matter of fact, my desks were always spotless at my jobs. I always felt like I would forget something if it were buried beneath piles on my desk, so I rarely had any. I also wanted to portray myself as a hard worker who values her position in the company. So why am I not following that rule with this job? It should be even MORE important to me to have my space neat and tidy, since I'm working with paint and glue. My clients are very, very important to me and if they were to have seen my space before TGR how would they have felt about my work ethic, whether or not the sentiment would've been unwarranted?
I would LOVE to say that my space will stay the way it looks in the "after" photo. I can't make any promises. But I am going to try my best to keep it as clean as I can. Wish me luck! :D
Oh, and for those who are looking for the "word"? It's "disaster". :D