I have been spending a lot of my free time lately purging. My Muse has been on strike until I cleaned up my creative space. Clearly she thinks that too much stuff in too small a space will lead to artistic blocks in all aspects of my life.
Too Much Stuff in my Creative Space
For the record, I am not a hoarder by any means. I just have way too much crammed into a very small space. From books to yarn to fabric to clothes to movies and beyond, this room is not just for creating. It’s also our bedroom, and I need to sleep here without fear that something will fall over on me in the middle of the night.
This past weekend, I have felt a small sigh of relief from “Her”. As my Muse, she tends to get a little temperamental when she doesn’t get her way. She will actively keep me awake at night, or worm her way into my dreams in order to drive the point home. In fact, Friday night I was awake for several hours thinking about what I could get rid in terms of the overflow of books.
Last night it was all about cleaning up the sewing area. She provided me with the exact inspiration for me to put a plan into action. Of course it was after I went to the grocery store, and planted the potatoes in my garden. She was right (of course!), and now I have re-purposed the sewing machine box to hold all the fabric that was falling off the table. The clutter is feeling a bit more manageable.
Embrace The Changes
Overall, the entire space is getting better. I need to #embracethechanges that cleaning provides, remembering how it is very cathartic. More often, it is rewarding as you run across things that you thought were lost long ago. I’ve done that with socks, and some darning needles that I thought I had lost!
I still have way more stuff than I need to have in this tiny room, but I am confident that a few more sweeps will bring it down to a comfortable level. My Muse has indicated that she might even allow me to do some sewing by the 4th of July!
Wishing you moments to enjoy your creative space!