Friday, January 11, 2008

Rise & Shine!...

* Another illustration from my new line of notepads.....

Happy 2008! It's the 11th day of a new year, and I have been so busy that I have not made the time to visit my own blog. My hubby and I have been on a cleaning and organizational spree since '08 rolled in. With a little motivation and planning, together we have transformed my messy studio room into an efficient work space for the both of us to actually "function" in! Ha!.... Now, he even has his own desk, and I can actually find my drafting table! I avoided it for months, especially during my busy season where I spent long days in the basement sculpting. But, I have to say that it's worth the extra effort to take a little time to wade through the piles and organize! We even took a little field trip to the Container Store to find a few fun alternatives to store our "important stuff" in rather than letting things pile up and allowing the dust to settle....

Now, we're on to the basement for more fun! Oh boy, that WILL be a challenge....

When I get a sec, I'll take a few pics and post them here. For now, I just wanted to check in and say hi and encourage you to get on with the organizational projects too! Everybody's doing it! Join in on the fun :)

~ Johanna


*retro-rudolphs* said...

Hi Johanna I can't wait to see those pics!!

In the interim I would like to present you with this little goody.

This little award is called The Daily Dose - and here is all the important info to tell you what it is about and where it came from. This is a tribute to all the blogs that you've discovered that you can't possibly live without. They make you laugh, cry, think and feel connected every time you read a post. They give you a thrill as you see them loading into your browser and you get an equally satisfying thrill when you see that they have commented on your blog". From Xandra: creator, The Daily Dose Award.

You can find the award pic on my blog.

Cheers!! Lori

Designs by CK said...

Hi Johanna,

GREAT clean sweeps!!! '-)

I am in the midst of my own clean sweep...STILL packing away Xmas & Halloween decorations...yikes!

BTW ~ Thanks for stopping by mine last night and the lovely compliment on cherry!

You are such a sweetie!!!

Best always,
Chris :)

Kitty Forseth said...

Wowie Girlfriend, I love the rooster!! Your work just gets better and better!

Good for you getting your studio so neat and organized.. it IS a lot of work but it feels so good when it's done!

Good luck on the basement, you'll do great. You and JP are an awesome team :).

Yes, more pics.. more pics!!!!

xoxo Kitty

Cathy ~ Tadpoles and Teacups said...

Can't wait to see what fun things you have for 2008. I'm in my own extreme organization make-over too.

vintagepaletteart said...

Wow! You go girl! With a 22 month old living here.........I don't even try to organize things..........LOL!


Witchy-Poodle-Art said...

Happy New Year, Johanna!

I get organized about once a year.... One of these days we're going to build a garage where I'll have a little studio...

May 2008 Be Great!

Carolee said...

That rooster is just adorable, Johanna! I so envy you getting organized....My husband says I'm a disaster, but I like to think of myself as organizationally impaired, lol...Anyway, you're inspiring me to at least make some headway, hehe....

~ Carolee

Kitty Forseth said...

I love the idea of getting organized, hee hee.. Actually, I am making headway.. wading through the piles of toys and purging them. Lots of trips to the thrift shops to donate.

Eventually I would like to buy an old farm.. and renovate the barn to house my studio in the loft.. that's my dream!!

Good luck with it all!

xoxo Kitty

Brenda said...

Hi Johanna! Nana Lori send me a note on your cute lil notepads -- and I mosied over here to look for more! Love your style!

And.. Yay for clean spaces! (dream of mine..) ;)

michelle sylvia said...

Organized??!! Is that really a word with a meaning? Is it really possible??? :0) It is my goal for 08 to do the same. It is coming along slowly. I would love to see photos of your space and what you have used to organize it. I need all the inspiration I can get!