Albert Einstein said -“If a cluttered desk is a sign of a cluttered mind, of what, then, is an empty desk a sign?”2. I cleaned the studio.3. The desk is still a mess.I work better in order, but I am always creating chaos. However, it was a productive weekend. After selling 3 collages Wednesday, I prepared several new canvas for ideas to be arranged onto them. And no matter the order, there is still clutter as I am always working on more than one piece at a time, whether physically or mentally.So stay tuned to see what else my ordered studio and cluttered mind can create. And if nothing else…I’ll see you Saturday night at the Belton Arts Center for the Juried Show reception!
Time for me can be such a special thing. There are moments that seem to last forever as I work intimately with a piece of work only to discover that twenty minutes has passed, and hours that seem like only minutes. I can only speak for myself of course but I find myself wanting for time as I explore how I will attach a piece or secure an image, and then wasting time as a long day at work lands me on the couch watching Sherlock or Ugly Betty to unwind.
I envy artists who work from sun up until sundown. I wonder if I could. I am jealous of artists who don’t have to stop to cook dinner or fold laundry…but some days that is the point of inspiration-another chapter in a piece I am working on. Do those artists juggle packing lunches and the decision on what adhesive to use? There is a certain inspiration that accompanies my secret identity as a Mom, a certain unmatched joy of that sweet kiss and loving eyes that ask for one more chapter of the book we’re reading.
For me time is a constant battle as an artist.