Thursday, April 12, 2007

I want to paint!

Hi Everyone,

Don't you just hate it when life interferes with painting? My husband and I are painting the bedroom and replacing the flooring. As excited as I am about that, I would rather be painting canvas than walls. Well, actually he is doing most of the work, but I am available whenever needed. The other thing is that my house is a mess because all the bedroom furnishings and our clothing are in the living room. Chaos can be a creativity killer. I am fortunate to have a studio, but the domino effect means that every room but the bedroom is holding temporarily homeless possessions. I cannot wait until everything is back in order and I am at peace enough to be working at full throttle.

I like my studio to be organized but that is very difficult, especially when you work in multiple media. There are always things that are not currently being used but are constantly being moved from place to place. I cannot get rid of anything because I might need it some day. However, I have found that when I can bring myself to throw things out or pass them on to someone else, I feel lighter and more in control of my life. Even though this is somewhat a psychological issue, those are important to most artists. The way we feel can dictate how well we work and what the finished product looks like. So, when this bedroom remodel is over, I am going to try to clean out my studio and get the rest of my environment in order. I'll let you know how that goes.

Peace to all,

1 comment:

Shelley said...

Do you suppose Van Gogh's studio was neat? I think not. The only requirement would be that you can locate material when you need it!