Sunday, March 11, 2007

Before and After



One of my New Years resolutions was to keep my workspace clean; you know, to clean up after each and every torch session. I think I managed to keep my resolution for about a week, then my typical chaos kicked in. This morning I told myself that today was the day I was going to clean my workbench, and low and behold, while I was procrastinating doing said chore, I read Lori Greenberg's blog where she showed before and after pictures of, guess what, her newly cleaned workspace! I took that as a sign that I should get off my lazy butt and really clean mine too. Really cleaning as opposed to saying I'm going to do it then going up stairs and have a dipped mandrel entice me to light the torch instead. That's what usually happens when I tell my self I'm going to clean. Not being one to ignore a good "sign" when the stars and moon align to show me one, I really cleaned today. That of course, was after I used my last four dipped mandrels. So here it is. Workbench, before and after:





2 comments:

ellen said...

First of all - love the bead. It reminds me of flowers in the snow.
Secondly - good job on the clean up! I can't work in chaos so I usually pick up before I fire up the torch - almost every time. I'm such a good girl, aren't I?

Teague said...

I'm always doing the same thing. I keep saying that Sunday will be my cleaning day. Sunday is the one day of the week that I usually don't torch. I always find something else to do, even if it's labeling glass, it's not cleaning.