In the last few weeks, I did something that proved to be startling and which removed a creative slump that I’ve been in. I am amazed at how simple this task was and the extreme impact of its results. I probably shouldn’t share this advise, because someone may try to bottle the tip and sell it as the cure-all for all the world’s woes. Yes, it was that earth shattering (at least for me). Since, you are my friend I trust you with this bit of information. Cherish this advise…are you ready?
I cleaned my studio! I know, such a simple thing. It was amazing the cool stuff I found “almost” finished! I was inspired and excited about finishing these projects, because I didn’t have to fight the overloaded work table. I can actually sit down at my table and start working whenever I want. I don’t have to push piles of stuff around to find that 1″ of free workspace. Ahhh! I’m ready to create and can begin whenever the will strikes me.
Of course there’s the everyday life stuff that still gets in the way, but when I find those free moments I can zip up to my studio and create for whatever time I have. I’m amazed at how much more productive I am. The pincushions shown are the result of the cleaning spur. They were ready and waiting for me to add the flower toppers. With just a little time, they were complete and ready for sale at Artist Alley in Southern Pines and on my Etsy shop.
So now the trick is to keep things neat and tidy, so the creative energy keeps flowing. Stay tuned, I’ll keep you posted on my progress.