The Big Tidy Up

January 21, 2011 | 1 Comment

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!!!

1 Comment

  • AutumnLeaves says:

    I also sort books by subject then by author's last name. I'm just anal that way. Anyway, this is yet another fabulous sketch and one that makes me want to pull up a chair, have a cup of tea (in homage to you), and simply read a danged good book!

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