Jan 25, 2011

Messy Room

Well, I hemmed and hawed about putting up some pictures of my new studio space.  I unpacked and unpacked and unpacked, and installed a wall (well, Katy and my Dad installed the wall), and unpacked.   And then, I started working.  There wasn't a lot of sitting around looking at the space.
 And the thing about me when I'm working is....I'm kind of a slob.  Things get piled up, piles tip over, there's stuff everywhere.  What would my mother say if I posted pictures of my messy room on the internet?
Speaking of my mom, remember when she came to Chicago and helped me pack and everything was, for the first time in my life, in perfect sorted order?  When she left, I worried about what it would look like in New York if everything was still in that state of tidiness.   Could I work that way?  Probably not.   The truth is, dear readers, I like a little chaos. 
So, here it is.  Every messy pile (well, not every messy pile, I do have my standards).
I have things (that my mom organized) sorted in boxes on the shelves, but the work surfaces (what surfaces? you ask yourself) are covered in piles, and that's how I like them.


  1. It looks great - like a creative space should!

  2. Law of Flat Surfaces..... if there is a flat surface it MUST be covered.
    or we would all be living in round rooms.
    ... thats my story and I am sticking to it.

  3. This was great to read and see pics - Kelly Kilmer http://kellykilmer.blogspot.com/2011/01/my-take-on-whats-missing-from-magazines.html just wrote a post about "Where Women Create" and the studios being too neat and tidy - this is what a creative space should look like!

  4. i found this very comforting as well! i am a complete messaholic in my own studio too... and know the Law of Flat Surfaces all too intimately ;n)

    thanks for sharing it! looks lovely to me.