By the end of a weekend in the shop, it usually looks like something exploded at my bench! 🧨 I enjoy wallowing in the mess when I’m working, but when I need some time to plan and prepare, the chaos can be super distracting.
I think this crowded feeling is because of the bonzai. I love having them in the window, but they take up valuable space from the tools I was using the most.
I finally buckled down and took one of Tonya Davidson’s suggestions. Instead of having to stand halfway up to reach tools, I put the things I use the most in a rolling cart. Everything is super accessible, and I now have lots of room to spread new projects out on my bench (see featured pic).
When I wrap for the weekend, I usually leave a few stone pairings or sketches on my bench. That way, when I come back to my bench over the weekend, I catch the creative spark as quickly as possible. 🎆🎇. If you look closely enough, you might get a sneak peek at what I’m working on next!