All this wonderful sunshine has helped kick this nasty cold, and I'm feeling more energetic now. So BACK to the studio to continue my quest for a Clean, Organized, Functional Space. Just threw out a bunch of sticks--bamboo, dowels, etc. Yes, I may need a stick occasionally, but I highly doubt that I'll need 87 of them! Also sorted through my stash of buttons. Again, I find I use an occasional button here & there, but more the way I would use a charm. So I don't need 4 divided plastic containers of them. Now I have 4 divided plastic containers that I can use more functionally; perhaps to store my stash of single words cut from texts. I can now sort them by size or color, which makes them easier to use than sifting through a small bowl or baggie of them.
Still undecided about whether to paint the walls. I really do feel that a creamy white would make the space much brighter. Currently, it's a medium khaki color. But I will probably be able to do only one wall at a time. And there's a wallpaper border that needs to be removed. So I will continue to think about that as I make my little journey around the room, cleaning and organizing.
It feels very good to let go of so much Stuff.