Right now I feel like I have a ton of ideas that I want to start working on in the studio. Wall pieces, bowls, all kinds of things. But I can’t right now. I purposely took one of my workstations and all of my vises to the PA Guild in preparation for my Fold Forming workshop this weekend.
Why? you ask.
I needed them there anyway and it will save me time Saturday morning, but I also thought that it would motivate me to do something I’ve been putting off for far too long – cleaning my studio.
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I know I’ve talked about going in there and cleaning, but it seems I just keep pushing it aside and just cleaning enough to work on my next project. But now it’s time. I have to just jump in there and start. I’ve run out of room on two of my workbenches and I just have to get myself to do it. We’ve all been here before. So I ‘ll just have to soldier on and do what I know is right. Wish me luck, I’ll need it.
Yes, the title of the post is a quote from one of my neighbors. I’m sure that what I’m up to in the garage (my studio) is strange and unusual to the people who live around me. I don’t go around shouting throughout the neighborhood that I’m a jeweler, so only some of the neighbors know what I’m up to.
When I’m walking the dog around in the evening, I sometimes hear the sounds of hammers, saw, and other tools emanating from other people’s garages. I’ve seen inside a couple of them (from the street) and know that at least two of the houses in my neighborhood have secret woodshops and one has a whole car repair bay (including a lift.) I wonder what they think is going on in my studio. The garage doors are insulated, so I don’t ever open them and no one gets a tantalizing glimpse into my secret world.
I kind of like being a mystery. “What’s going on in there?” “Are they building something illegal?” “Why is it so noisy?” It’s fun to keep them guessing. Of course, if they only asked, I would tell them!
What do your neighbors think is going on in your private sanctum? What is your garage like? A man cave, studio space, or simply a place to keep your car? Leave a comment and let us know.