It was covered with ATCs from art friends and butterflies from last year's visit to North Carolina.
You could barely see it through the stuff. (actually, that photo above needs to be rotated!)
And I can tell you, it didn't get much better.
I realized (finally) my room was "backwards." The best art light was coming through the window by the computer table and vice versa. And it was pretty hard to get to the shelves which had too much stuff that really wasn't in current use. (Below -- after, with the two tables shifted.)
While Rick was away and with a load of projects staring me in the face, I realized that if I wanted a place to work productively I had to take major action.
Now, I still have lots of sorting to do, and the shelves aren't very tidy because my main goal was moving furniture, electronics, and "the big stuff," purging the sometimes-supplies, and getting in order. So my table and shelves are still needing work.
But here you go! (And it's amazing what you can find underneath that desk and art table!)
A few spots...like the cigar boxes...
The paints...(sewing machine drawer from a great antique show this summer)...
The display rack Beth D. made me filled with work by my friends (including dolls by Joanne). I got the birdcage idea from either Beth L. or Karla eons ago...
Here's a better view.
The closet door makes a great storage space for knit and silk pieces. Inventory is low. Show is soon. Gotta work.
The PBS wall of fame -- aka, the "vanity" wall!
And of course, the entry!
Here's one of the "inspiration boards" with pieces from friends and swaps.
A postscript. Sunday morning -- very early. Couldn't sleep so I came in to blog and for the first time ever, I saw a sunrise from my table as I typed.
It was a beautiful quiet moment and while the photo isn't a good one (the photograph of the heart is better), it's one I'll cherish.