Friday, October 25, 2013

My Work-Space // Becoming C L E A N

One of the most recent challenges I have come across would be organization. I don't really have a problem of getting organized, but staying organized is the issue. Now... I will be the first to admit that I may have just a touch of ADD. I will start a project, lose momentum, and then start something else- only to have it all happen again.


One of my problems is being so easily distracted. I recently came across the minimalist style of Ivania Carpio, over at LOVE AESTHETICS. Not a miniature artist, by any means, but the simplicity of her style has inspired me to make some alterations to some aspects of my own life. One thing she has recently posted about is how DISTRACTING labels can be. And I agree 100%. So.... I have slowly started to remove the labels from some/most of my materials (Unless I need them, of course). I started with some of my paints, and then moved on to some of my other materials.


In the image on the left above, you can see my sands, TLS, and a small jar of gloss. I really love how such a simple alteration can make my work-space so much easier to be in. It not only is easier on the eye, but it can also be pretty stylish. One other thing I have been meaning to get to is the walls. UGH. I painted them about a year ago and I have slowly grown to STRONGLY dislike the green/brown combo. I am hoping to paint my walls next week sometime- something light.

I know this isn't really miniature-related at all, but I thought I would share what is on my mind at the moment. As you can see in the image of my room at the top right, there is always some form of a mess. So, little things like removing unnecessary labels lessens my anxiety and makes it easier for me to work!

Thanks for stopping by! I have been a bit busy lately with twintrees and a few personal things, so long spans of miniature-time have been hard to come by. I will be back soon, though! I promise! I hope you all are doing wonderful!

13 comments:

  1. Very cool! I like the idea of no labels!
    :) You are awesome, Blake, I am a fan of your work.
    Amber Dawn

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    1. Thank you so much, Amber! I'm glad you agree!
      It's so much easier on the eye!
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  2. Blake,

    Im happy to see you've cleaned up your workspace... brown and green are not my fav's either..how about a light grey ......you are more than welcomed to come and clean my workspace.. *I overheard the dust bunnies talking they're plotting with Dirt to over throw me as Mistress of the House..looks like my days are numbered*

    Hugs
    Marisa

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    1. Hahaha! Thanks, Marisa! I was already leaning toward a light grey for an accent wall, and having the rest of the room white.
      Now, I may just do all of the walls white- especially since I am slowly collecting more shelves.
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  3. hey nice post meh, You are one of the best writers I've seen of recent. I love your style of blogging here. this post reminds me of an equally interesting post that I read some time ago on Daniel Uyi's blog: Be Accountable For Your Goals .
    keep up the good work friend. I will be back to read more of your posts.

    Regards

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    1. Thank you so much, Daniel! My style of blogging has slowly been changing- and I love where it is going.
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  4. You know I LOVE the green wall =) But I hope you can find colours that you feel good with! Colours can do so much for a room! Good luck =) Hannah

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    1. Oh, I remember! I still love the green... but just not for where I work. I still have some of the paint left from I went with green...
      so I might use some for a miniature scene sometime in the future! :D
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    2. Thanks for the post. I too get easily distracted. I enjoy following your blog.

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