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Thursday, October 25, 2012

HIndered by chaos

I have a confession to make - My desk and project table are messes. They need to be cleaned and organized. That said, I often make a mess in the process of creating. I mean, who wants to stop and clean in the middle of painting or creating something fabulous? Not me! That would interrupt the creative process!

BUT I have to admit, I am hindered by that chaos when I want to start something new or even come back to a painting the next day. I feel the clutter pressing in on me. Choking the creativity. I really want my space to look pulled together yet the reality is Creative Chaos - stuff pulled out, tools on the tabletop, paint and brushes ready at hand...And now my space has become messy. Too messy.

I need order  so I'm not distracted.. that's how I'm wired. And then I see other people's beautiful, organized studios and feel, well - challenged. Jealous. Lacking. So, today as I type this, I'm seeing the mess, not the creative part. I cringe and know it's time to start straightening things up, placing items back where they belong. Then I can jump back in to painting, being creative, and making new messes. And when that gets out of control, clean all over again.

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