Studio in Storage

StorageBoxesThere is a storage locker filled to the brim with boxes of studio goodies in the underground garage of the building we are moving out of.  I cannot wait to reunite with their contents!  It has been 18 months of transitional living and although I have made the most of it, I cannot wait to have my own workspace again.

There are lots of people who make the most of small spaces but I am not one of them.  I explode all over the living area, taking over everything while trying to get my work done.  I absolutely hate to spend energy picking up or putting things away when I’m not finished.  I like to work through an entire project before cleaning and reorganizing the space for the next one.

So it’s with much excitement that I can report that I will be spending my summer setting up my new studio.  Studio Mailbox will finally have its new home!  I will have the luxury of leaving work out until it’s done again.

MaryHandsFor now, look what a good sport my hubby was last fall helping me pull everything out so I could find two Swiss carving tools I decided I couldn’t keep living without. I thought I had done such a good job clearly marking boxes and separating only the things that were absolutely necessary to work with, but of course I forgot something- and of course they were gouges that couldn’t easily be replaced.  I knew it would drive me nuts until I found them.  I dug through fabrics and jars stuffed with oddities.  I gasped when I stumbled across freaky mannequin hands I had forgotten about.  We dug and dug through dirty beat up boxes until alas, the holy grail of linoleum cutting were unearthed.

PolizeiThe littlest German rediscovered his ride-along toy so I was treated to a police escort back to the apartment and I haven’t touched the boxes since.  I’ve prayed that the weight from over stacking the piles hasn’t destroyed the bottom layer.  I’ve prayed the cars that parked too close to the units didn’t cause too much snow, salt and filth to melt and run under the tarps.  I’ve tried not to dwell on the fact that I saw a squirrel down there once and what he may have done to my hoarded German fabrics.  In turn I’ve had to let go of the fact that I probably could have packed better and chosen off site clean and climate controlled storage.  We did the best with the energy and time we had when we arrived.  All I can do now is wait and see as I start taking the next steps, one box at a time.


8 thoughts on “Studio in Storage

  1. Silke

    Hallo Tari-Schätzchen!
    Deine neue Seite ist toll! Wir vermissen dich und deine german boys! Ganz liebe Grüße aus Ochsenfurt! Silke

    1. Post author

      Hi Silke – it’s an honor to have the 1st Lady visit my new site. We miss you too!!

  2. SK

    The new site looks just beautiful! I’m so impressed you got this up and running right before a big move. Can hardly wait to see what you get up to once your studio is up and running. Congratulations! I hope I’m quick enough to be your very first comment:)

  3. Post author

    Thanks Sar. You know I love when people take the time to comment. It means a lot!!

    1. Post author

      Rushmore! I am looking forward to this very questions myself. Thanks so much for stopping by and taking the time to chirp up! xx tj

  4. P

    Oh, totally digging the new blog! And let out a squeak when I saw the goodie-boxes that I last saw in your old studio (second last day or so). And I can’t believe you had to live without all your stuff for so long. Good you’re reunited now. Can’t wait to see what you’ve been cooking up… Big hug!

    1. Post author

      Well Petra maybe America [Minnesota] will be one of your next new and exciting destinations…?

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