Mary Beth Lawler Art Blog
I was reading Kelly Marszycki's blog about cleaning her studio and nodding my head in empathy. I am genetically pre-disposed to saving things I might use someday. I must have gotten it from my Depression and WWII surviving parents. As soon as I throw something out, though, I have a use for it, never fails. But occasionally I feel like I'm drowning in stuff. For me, the organization, or lack there of, in my studio is in direct connection to my ability to create. While in a productive mode I make big messes and pull out everything I own. Then, periodically I have to put everything away, dust, vacuum, file and empty my work surfaces. I have been using my post operative time doing just that. This is my studio in clean mode. I enjoy the neatness for a day or two and then it starts all over again. I give stuff a year or two before I toss it, maybe I should try Kelly's six month plan! Spring is indeed here in New England, and not a moment too soon. The Equinox is such a powerful message of balance. Enjoy the longer light and breathe deeply, the sweetness in the air.