Happy Cactus Monday...means going back to work after a productive weekend. One day of fun on the town (see yesterday's post) and two days of cleaning house. I have a fantasy of getting the inside of our house painted (some day)...but the 20 year collection of stuff overwhelms me when I think of having to move it for painters to get around things to paint. So I have started a paring down process...first it was the kitchen cupboards to make room for art supplies that stood out in the family room turned art studio. I actually accomplished a lot there...taking many many bags of shelved belongings to the thrift store to donate...making room. All fabric got stored in (5) see- through plastic bins in the garage...quilts got hung on walls (for now); yesterday saw two more bookshelves of books bagged for donation. And grandchildren toys (doll house/dress up clothes trunk) got taken to the garage to be brought in when they visit. It's not often enough to warrant keeping it up all the time. Flap down on one side of the design table that held a mess of embellishments now in cupboards in nearby kitchen. Card table for paper work pushed to the wall. Wow, we really do have a family room after all...again. Places to sit and everything!
Sewing table left up, but I can see now it would be easy to put machines aside should we have company and actually want to sit and eat at that table again. ;-)
Where there is a will there's a way!
Cactus drawing is done with colored pencils on watercolor paper.