Tuesday, 11 December 2012

Out with the mess, starting afresh.


I've cleared up by art table. I'd forgotten how much this helps me start a new project with renewed enthusiasm!
I do make a mess when I paint, it gets all over my hands and it has even been known to travel to my feet more times than I'd like to tell you. When I was at college I'd take a pack of baby wipes with me in my art supplies so that I could clean my art materials off myself before venturing outside. My face would invariable have smudges and streaks of a bright vivid colour, or black.

So what project do I have in mind?
Christmas cards!

I was originally going to make them to sell but I've left it too late this year. I was also going to sell my 'moo' ones that I had printed  but again I've missed the boat with that too. Never mind, I'm going to give them to friends and family. :)

They were a lot of fun to make, why did I leave it so long!

Now I have a nice clean table, I've got my little sketchbook out. It's so much nicer to work in a neat and tidy area isn't it?


Or do you love the chaos of mess? :)





11 comments:

renilde said...

i make a mess making collages but that's because i really need a larger table when making them but than i need a larger studio, hmm that's not going to happen this moment,

your friends and family are going to smile getting such sweet cards xx

Deborah said...

I love a tidy table :) your card are just gorgeous sweetie!

Bee happy x

Cynthia Schelzig said...

I love your xmas cards....fab colors....I make a real mess in my studio but just recently cleaned it alllllll up only to start a new mess but I am trying to keep tabs on it and try and clean up as I go. We shall see how long that lasts. Maybe I better save that as one of my New Years Resolutions:)

Nadia said...

Love the sketchbook drawings! And I like the mess but also love to organise it.

Ren said...

What cleaness! Im not keen on the saying that only true creativity can come from chaos... It never works for me and Ive suffered from creativity my whole life! A messy worktable depresses the life out of me and puts me off starting anything! I like clean slates and wish you wondrous creations to blossom from yours Jess! Merry Christmas and as ever a joy to follow your posts! Ren x

Bella Gingell said...

A change is as good as a rest so a tidy up does no harm. The trouble with mess is that it creeps up, and is only apparent once it is overwhelming (or there are unexpected visitors).

Veronique said...

I'm like you. After a while I can not work or focus if my studio is too messy. My "small" job for the holidays ....
Your studio looks great!

Ruthie Redden said...

Making a mess means that you are completely enthralled in your creativity Jess, i love that. I do however get a wee bit ott about tidying up in beetween times though wish i didn't. I love the gorgoeus colour you have used on your cards, folks will be over the moon when they receive them me thinks. x x

Tammie Lee said...

every thing looks wonderful. home made cards are such a treasure.

love the blues of your sketch book piece.
gosh, i don't have an art desk. i work on my lap on the couch and i get supplies all around me. I like to finish a piece so i can put it all away. inevitable i use different supplies for each piece and often i can not remember what i used, so i must finish one before i put it all away.

Kyra said...

I love my studio clean... but I seem to always end up in a mess! :)

LOVE the cards and your blue pages!

Introverted Art said...

oh Jess look at what you did!!!! pure harmony in your space... new year, new beginning...I love the feel!