Caroline Henry Art Blog
This is my studio work table, the clear surface that invites work. Rrright! That was after I had already placed the mat cutter back in its closet and the mat cutting board back on its storage table. An aside: Why don't I just cut mat on the table where I store the cutting board? The only floor space available puts the table in a spot that simply won't work for a left-handed worker. If I were right handed or could reverse the room, it would work perfectly. I won't switch out table usage, because I couldn't abide facing a wall while I painted or drew.
I've been working on cleaning the studio off and on for over a week. It is better. A long shelf space where art books, paper cutter, music, etc, resides is orderly (and dusted) The table is half clear so that I have been able to draw at one end. The paints not in current use are put away. Meanwhile myriad distractions slow down the process. Yes, we did need to spend three days in Santa Cruz even though it has lovely beaches where I sun-burned my feet. Hours in the garden have been absolutely essential for the sake of the flora and fauna and my soul. There were things for my art group that needed attention. Friends, family, life! Nevertheless, I shall persevere. Before long this room will be neat, organized, inspiring in exactly the same way a blank sheet of paper or canvas is. I may even resolve to keep it that way--but I know better. The cycle from serenity to chaos and back again will continue, and both are somehow part of the creative process.