Sunday, January 3, 2010

Organized and ready to go!

I hope everyone had a healthy, happy new years weekend. I am really looking forward to a new year. Its funny but everyone I talk to from all walks of life are so glad to see 2009 behind them. There is something about a new year, especially when its the beginning of a new decade. I have alot of new ideas and new directions for this year and I am ready to get going. But I had to organize my space! The two weeks before Christmas life happened and my cute little apt. looked like a bomb went off in it. So I designated the week between Christmas and New Years to an early spring cleaning and organizing my whole apt. Closets, cabinets, drawers and especially my studio. Its Sunday night at 9:45 and I have just finished. It took the WHOLE week. But what an awesome feeling to be done.

I am posting some BEFORE photos of my studio.... I dont normally let it get soooo bad, but like I said, life happened! Then a few afters. I am really excited to have set up an area just for painting and drawing. I have all of my books, paints, pencils and stuff in one place with my easel. Its been scattered for the last year so I plan on working more on these projects now. As you can see my office manager Lucy has her little blanket back where it belongs. Still sleeping on the job though. lol And last but not lease my desk. You cant believe the very large bag of garbage I threw out here. So, tomorrow I am setting up all my new files and after that..... watch my dust! :) I hope you have a great week and have a wonderful new start to your year. Take the time to get a little organized. It does wonders for your spirit!


Nancy said...

Good Grief! You really are a partener, it looks the same on this side of the US as well! Your hard work paid off Gail, It looks beautiful and re~freshing!
Huggs, Nancy

lisa said...


You did a great job Gail, now let's see how long it stays that way. :)

Pale Pink And Roses

Susan said...

Hi, Gail!
Thanks for stopping by my blog.
I am using semester break to clear out also...bought a new cabinet for my computer...hubby is still assembling...but I watched "The Hoarders" and heaven knows I do not want to go that route LOL!!!
Squirrels are back full force...they hid out during the snow...know they had plenty in the pantry because they empty my birdfeeders quickly!
My shop was busy this weekend so we continue our happy dance!
Happy New Year!


Vera said...

Love what you have done. If you just changed out the black computer for a white one I'm not sure you could tell the difference in my desk and yours, right down to the glasses... the before pic, naturally! I must take a cue from you and do something.
Your crafting area is just so cute. What a great place to be creative.

Olivia Paige

Marie said...

You are awesome. And very inspiring. It looks great.

Dawn-Hydrangea Home said...

Great job on your office Gail! Happy New Year to you too!

Mary Patterson said...

WOW, Gail, it looks really great. You are an inspiration! Thanks for sharing - maybe I can get going on mine, now.
Mary Patterson
Mary's Cottage Treasures

Shabby Shan said...

Your office looks great! I have been trying to get organized too, but it is not easy when you have more stuff than space! LOL! Hope you have a Happy New Year!

Shabby Shan's Cottage

H Bain said...

Hi Gail-
Believe it or not, your before pictures look better than my work area does right now :). Hopefully I'll get it clean(er) sometime this week.....anyway, I hope you had a wonderful, wonderful Christmas, and a very Happy new Year (and pet Lucy for me-she looks absolutely exhausted after helping Mom clean).


the sassy beach said...

Wow Gail what a difference you have been very busy it shows! You have inspired me to get mine done. I to have a desk that looks similar to your before although I have been busy organizing I am hoping to have it done by the weekend so I can get busy on my new designs
Thanks for sharing I do not feel so bad after seeing your before pictures and I will feel even better when mine looks like you after pictures. You have the best office manager ever!
hugs sassy gail

Janet Bernasconi said...

Hi there Gail!

Happy New Year to you and your famiy! Sorry I have not visited you sooner. The holidays had me very busy,but it was fun. I hope you had a good time as well. Your work area look beautiful. I know how hard it is to keep it all in I love your kitty resting there I wish you lots of great health and happiness. Let's hope and pray for a great New Year for all of us. And lots of sales

Janets Creative Pillows

Michelle (Shell) May said...

Wooo hoo! It looks great sweetness! I know how fabulous it feels to start the new year with a fresh and organized space and a clear head to boot!
Wishing you every blessing and good thing this year.
So incredibly happy to call you friend!!!
love ya,