Since moving house a little over a year ago, my studio has not been the haven that it once was. I was far too enthusiastic when boxing up and moving out, thinking that I would be creating a whole host of storage-solutions. And that book case that may have already moved one house too far was the first on the hit list.
So there were several trips to the local dump, where I resisted climbing into skips to 'rescue' thrown away treasures. I was downsizing. This was very difficult for me, I hardly ever throw anything away. Its very disturbing to realise that what I thought was having a bag for life, actually turned out to be a bag for everyones life that currently populated the whole of Wales. The utility room which I believed to be filled with useful decorating tools, boxes for electrical items that may come in handy, camping equipment and other such pieces; was actually filled with a paint roller, a toaster box, a rucksack, and multiple bags of plastic bags. Bin bags of plastic bags, ikea bags of plastic bags, paper bags of plastic bags. This horrified me so much that one year on I still have less than three 'bags for life'.
So I have been successful at avoiding hoarder territory, but I had been unsuccessful in the purchase of actual storage solutions for my belongings. Until now. My studio resembled actual size tetris; boxes of books, fabric, wool, buttons and paints. However its amazing what two bookcases can do to a room,and these two bookcases specifically inspired cushions! I decided to use my print from the Urban Outfitters and Art Thread competition and make it my very own reality, my studio is really coming together!