Saturday, February 26, 2011

CLEANING UP THE CRACK HOUSE

I WONDER IF THERE WILL EVER BE
A MAGAZINE FOR MIXED MEDIA ARTISTS
WHOSE STUDIO'S LOOK LIKE CRACK HOUSES?
YOU KNOW, LIKE CRACK HOUSE STUDIOS
WHERE ARTIST'S CREATE.
the main isle runs through,
well, I can't really call it the major storage area...
but, L@@K, you can see THE FLOOR!
I DID *YET ANOTHER* MASSIVE OVERHAUL
OF THE CRACK HOUSE THIS WINTER.
IT LOOKS REALLY GOOD IN THESE PHOTOS
BUT I WOULD BE LESS THAN HONEST IF I TOLD YOU
THAT IT STILL LOOKED QUITE THIS GOOD.
I keep my sewing machine close - at the top of my work area.
I MEAN, IF I DIDN'T EVER WORK IN MY STUDIO
IT COULD ALWAYS LOOK LIKE THESE PHOTOS.
BUT, THE MINUTE I START A PROJECT,
COME ON, THE ARTIST IN ME DOESN'T HAVE TIME
TO BE NELLIE NEAT.
I HAD A BRILLIANT IDEA AND TOOK THE DOORS
OFF OF THE FRONT OF THE THREE LOCKER STYLE
SHELVING AREAS IN THE STUDIO.
MY STUDIO MAY LOOK EVEN MESSIER,
BUT NOTHING CAN HIDE FROM ME!OH, THIS IS JUST PERFECT!
SEE WHAT I MEAN?? LOOKS LIKE NO ONE PLAYS IN HERE!
I THINK IT WOULD BE GREAT TO SEE SOME OF THOSE STUDIOS
IN "THE" MAGAZINE BEFORE THEY'RE BOXED UP, PAINTED UP AND SPRUCED UP.
(OH, HUSH, I'M NOT TALKING ABOUT YOUR STUDIO)
I WANTED YOU TO SEE MY OLD YELLOW CHILDREN'S CHAIR
AND THE VINTAGE PINK WORK LAMP ON TOP.
I JUST LOVE THIS!
IT SITS BETWEEN THE SIZZIX AND SOLDERING SIDES OF THE 2ND WORK TABLE.
I'M GOING TO LET YOU ENJOY THE REST OF THE PHOTOS
WITHOUT ME YAPPIN' AT 'CHA.
YOU CAN PROBABLY FIGURE IT ALL OUT.
OH, I SEE YOU SHAKING YOUR HEAD IN DISBELIEF....
I MAY GIVE YOU A WORD OR TWO OF EXPLANATION IF NECESSARY.
OOPS! STILL WORKIN' ON THE 'LOOK'!
JEWELRY AREA
JEWELRY WORK AREA

WHICH, TRUTH BE TOLD,
YOU REALLY CAN'T EVER SEE THE TABLE TOP IN REAL LIFE.
MORE UNFINISHED WORK...PUTTIN' UP EMBELLISHMENTS...
I ADORE CABINET CARDS
STAMPS....ONE OF MY DRUGS.
LOTS AND LOTS
AND LOTS
AND HUNDREDS
AND LOTS MORE STAMPS.
PAPER, OH, PRETTY, PRETTY PAPER,
GOTTA HAVE MORE.
IT'S NOT ME, IT'S THE DRUG - PATTERNED PAPER.
VINTAGE LACE.
SO MUCH LACE IS NEVER ENOUGH.

I DISCOVERED VINTAGE SUITCASES THIS YEAR
FOR STORAGE.



VINTAGE BOOKS
AND LEDGERS
AND MUSIC, OH, MY.
I FEEL FAINT.


I HAVE MY PRETTY LITTLE AREAS
THROUGHOUT THE STUDIO
THAT MAKE ME SMILE.
I'M EMBARRASSED TO TELL YOU HOW MANY
VINTAGE BABY SHOES I HAVE.
BUT, IT'S NOT MY FAULT!








PAPER RIBBON - SO STINKIN' CUTE.
ORGANIZATION FINDS IT'S WAY TO THE GARAGE...
OR, STUDIO OVERFLOW.
I DELIGHT IN DRIVING INTO THE GARAGE AND
SEEING MY LARGER FRAMES HANGING IN FRONT OF ME.
DON'T FLIP OUT!
THIS IS THE BEGINNING OF THE ORGANIZING
WHAT HAS BEEN COVERING MY GARAGE FLOOR.
HEY! IT'S NOT MY FAULT!
I CAN SEE SOME IMPROVEMENT.
AND, I FOUND A PLACE FOR EVERYTHING
AND MOST OF EVERYTHING IS GOING TO BE
SOLD IN MY ETSY SHOP
JUST AS SOON AS YOU GET OVER HERE
AND HELP ME TAKE THE PICTURES,
FIX THE PICTURES,
UPLOAD THE PICTURES,
DESCRIBE THE PICTURES
PRICE THE ITEMS,
AND DETERMINE THE POSTAGE.
I HAVE A CRACK STUDIO.
I OBVIOUSLY NEED HELP.
UNTIL LATER,
I LOVE YOU AND
I'LL BE LOOKING FOR YOUR CAR
DRIVIN' UP THE LANE,
Jan

11 comments:

Bettyann said...

oh my goodness darling...what a fun crack house you have..I'm itching to get my hands on some of those goodies..alas no can do...you have made an improvement since before Christmas..good job..if you see me driving up your driveway, it would me a moving van..so much good stuff, so little time lol xxx bettyann

Robin said...

What a wonderful post Jan! You got me with the title and I agree, if they ever come out with that magazine, I would buy it!! You have a gorgeous studio full of wonderful creative goodness. Love so many things in your studio, but especially that pink lamp. Thanks for sharing. Have a great day.

Hugs,
Robin

Diva Kreszl said...

oh that I could spend an afternoon in your studio, sharing a friendly chat with you...pure bliss!

Outofmymind said...

I wish I had your organizational skills! I have piles and know what's in them. My kids call me a hoarder, I say I'm a collector. I WILL use the goodies I have, even if it is years down the road. I want to come play at your crack house, and I too would buy a magazine with that title and these images. I SO GET YOU!!!

Lynn Richards said...

crack house, maybe. but aren't you just so happy in here??? i would be!
xo
lynn

debsea said...

jan! you're killing me! i'm ohhhing and ahhing all over your crack house photos...zoned right in on that stack of suitcases...and that happy baby sitting in a globe of pink & black buttons???! who wouldn't be giggling in there?! our ferry is out of service for a month...there's no way off this island for me...unless i squish myself into my son's wetsuit and steal his wakeboard...it's just a straight shot north and around south america then up to texas right??? i could be there to help you out in say, 2 months?

decorator to the stars said...

JAN, OK STAMP LADY, PIC 19, THE ONE IN THE BOTTOM LEFT CORNER WITH A #306 OVER HER EYE LOOKS LIKE ME & I'D LOVE TO FIND THAT LITTLE SWALLOW STAMP WHERE CAN I GET ONE?

luvloveless said...

Oh JT! What a wonderful studio you have! I don't know how you can get anything else done with all the goodies you have to play with in there. I've been cleaning and organizing in my studio, too. Must be something in the air.

Hugs,
Heather

Sweetina said...

well I want some of that there beautiful "crack"!I'm intrigued by every photo and especially the garage floor variety!
Load up that store , just a few listings per week to make it manageable...i know i have vintage stuff to list too that's sitting there staring at me!
I have every excuse in the book that comes out of my mouth like a parrot! hahaha!
hugs Tina

the wild raspberry said...

Oh, Jan, you were cracking me up!! No pun intended. :) Love all the goodies and your organization. Thanks for sharing!
Love,
~Debbie

kecia said...

You are so funny, Jan;!I love your crack studio- it is full of integrity, excitement and enthusiasm! welcome to the world of vintage suitcases; mow those can be addicting!

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