Wednesday, September 24, 2014

CAED Day 15: The Art Of Making A Mess

My art studio work area shortly after my "art studio redo"

When I was renovating and redecorating my art studio earlier this year, I couldn't wait to be finished.  I kept imagining all the hours I was going to spend there creating in my new space.

Then my perfect for me studio was finally completed and I didn't create anything in it for days.  I could say it was because I was worn out from all the work I did on it or that I was busy in the garden, both true and valid excuses.  However, the truth was that now that I had my studio just the way I wanted it, I was afraid to mess it up.  I would go in there with every intention of working on something and end up just sitting in my favorite chair admiring everything.

Then one day, when I was doing just that, my cat Poe jumped down from my lap and decided to use my new cork wall for a scratching post.  A few minutes later she proceeded to throw up a hairball on one of my brand new rugs.  All I could do was laugh.  It was the perfect reminder that nothing ever stays clean and perfect forever.  I got up and cleaned up the hairball and then got to work creating a mess of my own.

What my art studio work area looks like right now

Since then I make a point of being as messy as I want to be when I'm in my art studio.  I've actually discovered that, now that I have things organized the way I like them, it's kind of fun cleaning things back up.  Besides, making a mess is half the fun of creating art!

A mess to be proud of. :)

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  1. I love this keeping-it-real post, Victoria! I've been in similar situations with my feline "assistants." ; )

    1. Thanks Lisa. Feline assistants are the best, aren't they? :)