... a lot of folks lined up along the yard waiting for me to open the patio doors!
Bargains lined the patio and packed the studio as well!
It was a sale of sale! My studio is empty. It took a mere 75 minutes to clear out nearly every single piece that I had for sale. There was something from every season available and all at incredible prices! Only a few spare things lay behind and I rearranged and decorated the studio with them as if it was a real live space for living and less for one used for retail. It feels lighter. I feel lighter. The rush of activity and flurry of treasures leaving to their new homes cleared not only my work space, but my head as well.
...my apologies for the blurry "pre-sale" shot! :)
For the first time in a long time, I look forward to heading down into the studio. Everything is arranged, organized, housed, stored and displayed in a pleasing manner. After a long day of re-arranging and deep cleaning (including the daunting task of de-glittering!) I poured myself a glass of wine, cozied up in my giant leather chair and simply took in my surroundings. It was such a change from only a few days earlier.
It felt familiar, like when we first built our home 10 years ago, but with much less to do. (I’m SO VERY thankful not to have to spray 10 gallons of paint onto the ceiling!) I took time shortly before the sale to paint a few walls, the stair way and even the railings (which are getting painted now again as I decided black would look even nicer!) and even threw together a quick decorative bout using flat black painted empty picture frames! I was having fun, paying attention to the details and was making the space once again feel like my own.
Now there is even a pile of trim out in the garage waiting to be put on the interior walls of the studio and the landing on the stairs. I have hopes of this winter adhering vintage brick veneer to the poured walls giving my space more of a loft style.
ah ... time to take a seat!
... clean and organized!
It feels good to have lightened the load. I thought the sale was going to make me sad, but it didn’t even with the fearful questions of “what if I can’t do this anymore” rattled around in my head. I and my studio are ready for whatever lies ahead. It’s the perfect workspace for me and I again feel at home when I’m in it.