I should have spent a week over the Christmas break doing a big summer clean..but I went away instead. Changing the angle on my drawing board last week has had a huge knock on effect over two rooms... after 2 weeks of spending my evenings working hard at it I have achieved much but with still more to go. So this sketch tonight, while watching a fantastic game of cricket (nice to see an Australia win this summer for a change!), was a great way to celebrate getting in control of my over-abundance of books but also a reminder of the deep dark corners that still need work. BTW 1 - on the left is an abstract plan(ie. not showing the furniture) of the two rooms under review (at the moment!) and what I still need to do BTW 2 - these two shelves represent less than a third of my books/ magazines. (hmmmm, I don't know what to do with all my architecture magazines - I have 11 years of British AR all in a row in order... I can't throw them out can I?) BTW 3 - I saw an image this week of someone who sorts her books by the colour on the spine(via Designsponge?) It looked stunning so I thought I would try it for one shelf. A lot of fun but I prefer to sort by subject. BTW 4 - the short shelves in the middle are for my sketchbooks. Needed some sorting to fit all my sketchbooks from last year in there and I only have room for 4 more... so there will be another bookshelf crisis later in the year.
Ok... time to get ready for tomorrows big sketchcrawl... we are meeting at Manly Beach!!!