Sunday, June 7, 2009

Creative Fit

Truly creative breakthroughs or changes seem to come in fits for me. When I am in the midst of such a fit, a few of things happen. 
One: I find it very difficult to get to sleep. My mind will not stop moving about. I moves hither and yon, seeking out ideas and worrying them to death. 

Two: I am very difficult to talk to, as my waking hours are filled with the aforementioned hither and yonning. 

Three: I have an insatiable need to clean, organize, and throw out unneeded items. Like how you can't make cookies in a messy kitchen, I can't possibly take on a new creative direction/endeavor if my space is messy. Please note that this throwing out does not include art and craft supplies. In fact, I believe that the throwing out may have something to do with making literal and figurative room for art and crafting. Mostly I have the urge to get rid of kitsch and cosmetics; and them clean and organize until my "space" is perfect.  

Wanna watch?

Before.
 After.

Before.
After.
Cathartic, isn't it.
Before.
After.
This is stuff that I am getting rid of. 


You really don't want the before. 
There is no more room in my house that there was before, but I do feel better. 

4 comments:

Diana Jo said...

Ah yes, I feel better now too since your cleaning and organizing. My favorite, the before and after of the bed. A perfectly made bed just begs to be gotten into. The only chore I did today was to change the sheets on my bed and make it. Perfect. Now I can get to sleep tonight too.

Erin Joy and Sarah Jane said...

Ok - the cleaning is great, and I'm totally like that - but what I want to know is where the gorgeous green blanket came from??? Is it a handknit or a store bought? Whichever, it's beautiful!

Erin Joy and Sarah Jane said...

And I love the felted bowl peeking out at the edge of the bathroom photo! Hee hee!

katielizabeth said...

I think that my mother crocheted that afghan years ago to match her avocado green couch. :)