In the past few months- with a lot of support from my cheerleaders, supporters and “hands on” coaches- I have been doing a lot of clearing, cleaning and organizing. Last Monday I sorted through all of my clay which included
- five trays of canes, mostly simple dots in an array of colors- some several years old
- four gallon zip lock bags of cane ends and scraps sorted by color
- hundreds of sample packs of FIMO, FIMO Soft, Kato and Studio clay
- almost ten pounds of after the workshop bits and snippets of clay
I ended up keeping just the colors I use, canes that were less than six months old and colors I might use to make color samples. After packing up a couple of bags of scrap for friends to use as bead guts, a “surprise” box for Leslie Blackford- I donated the rest to a local school arts program.
It feels wonderful to have lightened my studio and “cleared the deck” for new things to come.