"Let's get organized, people!" was one of her favorites. She usually did this when the din rose to a level where you could barely hear what she was saying.
[Mark, my lifelong bud who is in town from San Francisco will know exactly who I'm talking about here!]
It had nothing to do with organization, but everything to do with imposing order.
My workspace is an atrocious mess at the moment. Between the holiday preparations. And the gifts I've been making. Oh, and the Etsy-ing.
So I'm in dire need of order right now. It's a matter of too much inflow, and not enough outflow.
Amidst all the creating of jewelry, I've been shopping and gathering materials during all the end-of-year sales at my favorite suppliers. There's just too much stuff. (My husband is nodding his head in agreement: hi, honey!)
But there's a method to the madness. Sometimes it takes seeing one item next to another that you'd never consider together . . . to really know that it will make a smashing series of necklaces.
Hiding it away in boxes makes it impossible to make those connections.
The photo above shows the latest group of colors I'm obsessed with. I'll let you know when I've come up with something.