Thursday, April 8, 2010

Cleaning therapy

I know I've mentioned before that I'm a less than stellar housekeeper.  There are exceptions to that, though, particularly when I'm cleaning my studio space.  A very particular pleasure....Yesterday I spent the afternoon cleaning and organizing my space and evaluating work in progress.  I had made 3 or 4 dozen sturdy origami boxes over the course of the last two weeks to help me organize all of my stuff.  And while doing that, I made myself decide whether to keep something (continue working with it) or pitch it!

It was an interesting process!  I found a lot of stuff that I had parked/abandoned while I flitted onto some other idea - not surprising as my polymer mind is definitely a bit flighty these days.  This is stuff that I will rework/finish.  Also, happily, I did find stuff to pitch, which tells me that I have grown a little in this medium, or I have at least determined ways that will not work for me.  It was also sobering to look at the work I have to do, but also a pleasure to be able to find everything in an instant!  I will keep it like this, I will!  It had reached the point that I couldn't concentrate on one thing because of the other ideas intruding from all sides.  Now they are safely in their boxes on their trays ranked by be tackled another time.


Genevieve said...

I'm definitely inspired! I have so much work mid-process and it needs to be organized in some fashion.

Doreen said...

Oh, how I'd love to take a look in all those little boxes!