Monday, December 27, 2010
That Four-Letter Word Again!
So, I've stayed inside and finished painting my new cabinet and am in the process of filling it up with all my various art papers. Right now, my studio is a royal mess as everything was piled on my art table to make room for the new cabinet so I've got to sort through all of that and decide where each type of paper should go. This is NOT the fun part as I'm notoriously unskilled at organization. Once something is organized, I tend to keep it that way, but deciding how it should be organized is giving me a brain freeze!
That's why it's taken me this long to decide what I want in the studio and how I should arrange it. My husband gave me carte blanche in the home improvement store for Christmas and insists I get cabinets and counters ordered. That's great but every time I tell him what I'd like, he comes up with a reason why it would be impractical! Like, there's a short wall that I think would be ideal for my computer desk and peripherals table or a counter but my DH has pointed out that the phone line is on the opposite wall across the room. Since I use the phone line to connect for DSL internet access, I really need to have my computer close enough to connect to it. I'm not so sure that's a real problem though as I'm sure the phone line can be moved. I'm also sure my DH wouldn't be thrilled to have to do it since it would involve crawling under the house! I could have the phone company or an independent contractor move it, but I know my sweetie would rather do it himself even if it means crawling through cobwebs in a dark place. I can just see him moving the phone line then I find out later that moving my computer to the new area just isn't working after all! He's a wonderful, patient and indulgent man but I think that could cause some major words between us!
So, these kinds of problems keep me in a dither about how to organize and I tend to do nothing instead of forging ahead and maybe making a mistake!
Are any of you out there any good at organization? Any suggestions would be more than welcome!