Bag for Life?


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!