Deep-cleaning the Studio, Part 1

It's a new year! And I've got a lot to work on in 2016. Time to properly clean the studio. Mostly that means dusting. But I'd also like to reduce the general visual clutter in here. Smooth out the lines, if you will. Quiet environment, quiet mind.

Quiet cupboard, quiet mind.

That little sign says "Bad painting is better than no painting at all."

Quiet bookshelf, quiet mind.

Does anything collect dust quite like books? Oh, yeah, wooden bookshelves do.

For the first time, I've organized my books by size rather than subject. Smoothing out the lines. However subjects are still organized by shelf.

From the top.

Genre fiction, skewed toward science fiction & fantasy, plus books I loved as a kid. Bingo & Yahtzee are here too.

bookshelf middle

General fiction, poetry, essays & memoirs, travel, reference. Yes I put Ready Player One in general fiction and not with the sci-fi. Don't judge.

bookshelf quilting

Strange bedfellows, or perfectly happy ones?

A deep and endless ocean.

Graphic arts, a brief stop in Southwest American & Spanish Colonial art, on to Modern & Contemporary.

Down where the heavyweights live.

Quiet bookshelf, quiet active mind. Ahh.


Now on to things like ...this.

See how it all turned out.