Someday I am going to show you my studio... I love the book Where Women Create, which features fantastic photos of the work spaces of creative souls. I love to get to see what's behind the curtain and where the magic happens. At present, the only crew that might be interested in coming to my house for a photo shoot would be from the less widely read publication...Where Trolls Create. And the only magic that is happening is how I'm making the mess "disappear" by covering it with this lovely piece of shabby chic fabric.
So rather than be productive and do something like...CLEAN, I decided to give you a peek at one of my favorite finds. I found this pink gumball machine at a local antique mall several years back and fell in love with it. For awhile it was in my daughter's room with pastel baby blocks on display inside. Recently I moved it to my studio as an inspiration piece. I love to have pretties in close proximity while I'm creating. This little dogie is part of a larger collection, but he likes to break away from the pack every now and again for some alone time.
Alright, so at some future date I will give you a pulled back look at the joint. And to answer your question "Yes, it really is THAT terrible!"