Saturday, January 10, 2015
How Did I Get Into This? 6WS
The Sorting of the Studio is getting past the idle thinking stage and into the execution part. To date I have two gigantic bags of paper to recycle, and large numbers of old print photos and slides which I will never again have any interest in seeing.
I did hold onto a few pix for Handsome Son, though, didn't count on the emotional meltdown of finding pix of Handsome Partner younger, still walking, cheerful, but I struggled on and just saved a few. Also found a pic of the Great Me on the day I graduated from the uni, gosh all that hair! so young!
And sorting HP's tools and toolbox, amazing that they should have such emotional bandwidth, too. A friend is taking the box and some of the tools I won't use, this morning. This is good. They'll be in good hands. I'm amazed at the number of screwdrivers we amassed between us, and pliers and hammers. I guess when we blended households we didn't thin out the tool department.
I needed to rest after an hour, hadn't realized I'd tackled the hardest part first, but now I'm ready to resume. I have plans for quite a few items already.
Next I'm bagging and boxing items that are kid friendly and can be freecycled. A lot of my printmaking inks and materials really need to be in adult hands, partly because of the quality, partly because of the techniques they need. But I have an idea for those, too.
The bad part about reorganizing and tossing is that once you start, the place looks worse than before, until you make a bit more headway than I have to date. Next weekend HS is coming over to lend his time and strength to move big stuff out, yay.