Saturday, October 30, 2010

From here to there

How did I spend my Friday, you ask? Why, I moved something, thought for a while, and moved something else until I got tired and had no choice but to go home for the night. The idea was to free up some wall space to do more work. It took a lot of mental, and later, physical, gymnastics to figure out where to move what, but by the time I left, the new configuration was taking shape. 

It took a bit to get past the mental part of changing a long-time studio set-up, but it's something that I should have done a long time ago, at least three years or so. Moving things around also made me realize how much I can probably let go of. A bit of purging is in order. There are  things hanging around the studio that I thought I'd be using "one day" but that day has not come, so it's time to let stuff go again.

 It's amazing how much mental space things take up in your head, even when they are small and seemingly insignificant. The moment I've chosen to let them go, I feel lighter and the space they occupy seems so much larger than it really is. Just like at home, the accumulation of things in the studio can be more paralyzing than we realize sometimes. 


harold hollingsworth said...

in that same state these days, clearing, painting, moving and or throwing out stuff, good to know I'm not alone in this!

Tim McFarlane said...

I'm glad I'm not alone in it, either! It's a great feeling once you get through it.

Pete Hoge said...

I have been paralyzed creatively
for years at a time because of
all the stuff that won't leave my