What Do You Like Dislike About Your Workspace?

Yes I asked it? The question what do you like / dislike about your workspace?

Don’t answer the question unless you are going to be honest with your self and your art and change what is in your power to change. Not everything can be changed that you do not like but you owe it to yourself to change what you can so you have a space that you can feel good in and create the wonderful art that you know you can.

One of the best things I like is that I can do it!

Not all of my attempts are perfect and my claytime is limited but you know what I did it and learned along the way which for me is very fulfilling. One of my other favorite loves is to teach others with how to’s which have led to many tutorials on my blog and being published two times in the Polymer Cafe Magazine.

While thinking of the things I love about my work space I remembered that I love that I can wheel from the pasta machine to the work surface with the chair I got a couple of years ago at a thrift store. It is the little things that make me happy sometimes and I really love that I can wheel between the two and I do it all the time. :).

I love these drawers! I got them one day while returning from dropping off my son they were put out with the garbage. Half of the drawers had tools in them still. And to think I did not want to go get son that day and I was very upset with him telling him he was lazy for not walking on such a nice day. Score for crazy mom.

I love that I have a space that is all mine. I do not really remember how or when it happened but that room is now all me and my art. Guests sleep in my sons room not the extra bedroom anymore. I will have to ask hubby what he remembers of it all that should be a fun conversation.

I love the fact that I now tell hubby what I want for gifts and get some cool tools. Mothers day is coming and mama wants a new high-speed buffer baby is what I told hubby last week. I am looking forward to moving into the basement so I can have room to properly use and store my tools.

I love the fact that sometime in the next year god willing I will be able to have as much time as I want with my art as I plan on retiring soon. What a wonderful feeling.

What do I hate?

I hate that currently I do not have the time I want and need to spend on my art. I can see how I will really enjoy this when it happens and how my creative side will come out and play for real.

I hate that I get scared when my work table is clean. Is this why we leave it so messy? I hate looking at it empty and not knowing exactly what I want to do next. I love what comes off the table once I work through the block when it happens but boy when it is going on it is weird to stare at the empty table.

I hate the piles under the workable. I mean they work in my current space but I lose an entire table that could be used for creation because I have crap on top of and under it. Goal for next workspace is clean floors like so clean I can sweep them when I want to with out moving crap.

I have a love hate relationship with my drawers. I hate it when I go looking for something and it is either not in the drawer it should be in or I misfiled it in my mind. Recently I looked for a while for something and when I found it the place made sense just not while I was looking for it. With as many drawers as I have you can look for a while before you find it.

I hate not finishing so many projects. But I do love it when I revisit the project and it turns out better because of some special touch I have learned by doing other things. I look forward to finishing more projects in the coming year it will be fun.

I hate the fact that I am going to retire and concentrate my efforts on this art thing. I know it is on the love side too but it is a scary idea quitting your job and spending your time creating. Not sure how to fix this one……….time will tell.

So what is it that you love hate about your workspace? More important what are you going to do to change it?

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3 Responses to “What Do You Like Dislike About Your Workspace?”

  1. rubydragon63 Says:

    “What do you like / dislike about your workspace?”

    Well, since you asked…. I love the fact that I have a whole room to myself, but I dislike I have to share the room with guests who spend the night. When that happens I always have to make sure I have the bed cleaned off, whereas I normally pile boxes 3 high 😉

    I like having the computer close-by for reference things, although at times I’d rather have the room it takes up (desk and computer) for my crafts supplies.

    I put one of those drawerthings on the wall, that people normally use for screws etc, but I love it for my smaller stuff so I can always find it back.

    What I really dislike is the mess but that is all my own fault! I just find it handier to have things within “grab’s reach” instead of having to get up and go look for it. I am an enormous mess-maker but there is a system to my insanity. Things don’t get lost as long as certain people leave it alone… ;p

    All in all I am pretty happy with my little workspace and it suits my needs…for now…

  2. Roberta Says:

    I hate how small it is. I too work in a second bedroom. It is all mine though. It has to be as it is too small to be anything else. I wish I could move my computer, printer and scanner somewhere else but alas, small condo, no more room.

    I love that I am retired now and can spend all day in my studio if I want. I make so much more now than I did before. I used to think about making things when I was at work and by the time I got home, I was too tired to make it happen.

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