So here's the thing. If a studio and work table are messy it can only mean one thing-creative things are happening there.. paint is being splattered, paper is being ripped and cut, scissors and paint brushes are flying, ink is flowing, etc., etc., etc. As I looked thru the links on Seth's blog I realized I am in good company. No matter how much space, how much storage, how many or how few art supplies (though most of us have many!) studios where artists are showing up and doing what they love are messy. And beautiful!
And here's another thing. I doubt that many of us would photograph and post our other messy spaces and we all have them. Dirty dishes in our sinks and on the counters, unmade beds, dirty laundry, dusty furniture, grimy ceiling fans, unswept carpets, etc., etc., etc. But we love our creative spaces and we love to share them with other artists because we know they get it. And if they are like me, love the mess, feel safe in the mess, know where everything is in the mess, find serendipitous discoveries in the mess, breathe and relax in the mess, and most important find ourselves in the mess.
Yes all this time I have been away from this blog I have been creating a mess, almost daily and I have loved every minute of mess making.
|baskets full papers|
|wet table-used for painting|
|view from the steps up to the studio|
|works and journals in progress|
|baskets full of collage materials|
|antique drawing table for dry work, drawing, collage|
|folding screen to hide the mess|
|two collages for 100 days of collage|
|comfy chair to relax, read, and get inspired|