This is the current state of my studio, but I have long term plans for it. But first it has to get clean! We all hate it when our workspace gets too cluttered to effectively get anything done in. I have been the process of cleaning my studio out to just the bare essentials that I need. Last year I had double the amount of sketchbooks that you see in the below picture. It took time, but the two stacks on the left are now gone as I write this, and I feel better already. It really makes me question holding onto all of these when I almost never go back through them. It’s best to say they were the process to get to the next level. As for my moleskines, While I have a ton, they are easier to manage. My goal is to have just supplies for oil, gouache and watercolor painting. Anything else is going to be purged. For all the artists reading this who have perfect and immaculate studios, I loathe you and I admire you. If you are like me, having to always manage a mess in the studio, I highly recommend that you watch a couple of those Marie Kondo episodes on Netflix. It has been very helpful for me to get into the right mindset of purging unnecessary art supplies. I’ll keep everyone updated on the progress, now I have to get back to work!