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Organize Your Art Spacefor a Creative Explosion!
Gayle GoddardProfessional organizer andowner of The Clutter Fairy inHouston, Texas.www.clutterfairyhouston.com713-816-9505
Notes from this presentation "are available for download:clutterfairyhouston.com/beadcircle
As visual people, artistsare handicapped whenit comes to organizing.
Standard storagesolutions don’t workwell for creative spaces.              Image: Salvatore Vuono / FreeDigitalPhotos.net
You collect "art supplies in "LARGE quantities.
You make excuses to                                            keep materials that                                        ...
“It cost me a lot of money!”
“I’m going     “Really. " to fix it.”    I mean that.”
“But it has so much potential!”
“I can’t decide whether I’ll need it or not.”
“They don’t make those any more!”
Any art supply itemcan be groupedlogically into one offour categories…
Main supplies                                            The primary “stuff” of your                                      ...
Embellishment suppliesThe materials you use to decorateor supplement your main supplies
ToolsScissors, pliers, needles, paint brushes—whatever you use
Reference "materialsInstructions,books,magazines,catalogs,clippings,sketches
Sort your main suppliesbased on how youdesign with them.
Accept that you willnever use 100 percentof your stuff.
Keep a clear workspace,and you’re ready whencreativity calls.
Place your toolswithin easyreach.
Arrange your mainsupplies for easyreview and access.
Make embellishmentsupplies portable sothey’re out of theway when you’re "not using them.
Store yourreferencematerials near,but not on yourworkspace.
Put the label makerto work.
Use clear containersto make shapes andcolors easy to spot.
Co lor-code yourstorage labels,and you’ll findthings faster.
Store loose paper inpage protectors in abinder.
Ziploc® bagsare yourfriend!
Stash magazines in           hanging files in a           portable file box.Image: The Container Store
Designate a project boxfor each unfinishedproject and its materials.
Inventory the materials you ownin plentiful supply, then carry thelist with you when you shop.
Build a portable,            space-saving            workspace            using extendible            saw horses.Image: St...
Adjust your           shelving units to           accommodate           your supplies.Image: The Container Store—Elfa
Time for your questions!
Thank you for joining us!                     For more information or "                     to contact Gayle, visit our   ...
Bead Circle Webinar 2011: Organize Your Art Space for a Creative Explosion!
Bead Circle Webinar 2011: Organize Your Art Space for a Creative Explosion!
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Bead Circle Webinar 2011: Organize Your Art Space for a Creative Explosion!

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Gayle Goddard, professional organizer and owner of The Clutter Fairy in Houston, Texas, presents a webinar for artists and craftspeople who need help organizing their creative spaces.

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Bead Circle Webinar 2011: Organize Your Art Space for a Creative Explosion!

  1. 1. Organize Your Art Spacefor a Creative Explosion!
  2. 2. Gayle GoddardProfessional organizer andowner of The Clutter Fairy inHouston, Texas.www.clutterfairyhouston.com713-816-9505
  3. 3. Notes from this presentation "are available for download:clutterfairyhouston.com/beadcircle
  4. 4. As visual people, artistsare handicapped whenit comes to organizing.
  5. 5. Standard storagesolutions don’t workwell for creative spaces. Image: Salvatore Vuono / FreeDigitalPhotos.net
  6. 6. You collect "art supplies in "LARGE quantities.
  7. 7. You make excuses to keep materials that are no longer useful, such as…Image: soilbedust / FreeDigitalPhotos.net
  8. 8. “It cost me a lot of money!”
  9. 9. “I’m going “Really. " to fix it.” I mean that.”
  10. 10. “But it has so much potential!”
  11. 11. “I can’t decide whether I’ll need it or not.”
  12. 12. “They don’t make those any more!”
  13. 13. Any art supply itemcan be groupedlogically into one offour categories…
  14. 14. Main supplies The primary “stuff” of your particular art or craftImage: Keattikorn / FreeDigitalPhotos.net
  15. 15. Embellishment suppliesThe materials you use to decorateor supplement your main supplies
  16. 16. ToolsScissors, pliers, needles, paint brushes—whatever you use
  17. 17. Reference "materialsInstructions,books,magazines,catalogs,clippings,sketches
  18. 18. Sort your main suppliesbased on how youdesign with them.
  19. 19. Accept that you willnever use 100 percentof your stuff.
  20. 20. Keep a clear workspace,and you’re ready whencreativity calls.
  21. 21. Place your toolswithin easyreach.
  22. 22. Arrange your mainsupplies for easyreview and access.
  23. 23. Make embellishmentsupplies portable sothey’re out of theway when you’re "not using them.
  24. 24. Store yourreferencematerials near,but not on yourworkspace.
  25. 25. Put the label makerto work.
  26. 26. Use clear containersto make shapes andcolors easy to spot.
  27. 27. Co lor-code yourstorage labels,and you’ll findthings faster.
  28. 28. Store loose paper inpage protectors in abinder.
  29. 29. Ziploc® bagsare yourfriend!
  30. 30. Stash magazines in hanging files in a portable file box.Image: The Container Store
  31. 31. Designate a project boxfor each unfinishedproject and its materials.
  32. 32. Inventory the materials you ownin plentiful supply, then carry thelist with you when you shop.
  33. 33. Build a portable, space-saving workspace using extendible saw horses.Image: Stanleytools.com
  34. 34. Adjust your shelving units to accommodate your supplies.Image: The Container Store—Elfa
  35. 35. Time for your questions!
  36. 36. Thank you for joining us! For more information or " to contact Gayle, visit our web site: clutterfairyhouston.comNotes from this presentation are "available for download:clutterfairyhouston.com/beadcircle

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