Friday, October 4, 2013
Putting emotion to work
Not to worry. I am no drama queen!
But it is commonly known that creating art helps one work through various emotions. The problem is in having the available space to create that art. :(
This past while I have been mad. Mostly about small stuff. Not enough time. Not enough energy. Not enough money. ha! That means not enough supplies or resources. But mostly I have been mad at myself for trying to work in a mess. :( But now I am putting that mad emotion to work for me.
Best time for me to purge is when I'm mad that I can't find things. Clutter. So I beat it up. ;) And things get cleaned up and purged out.
This closet is a constant struggle and precipitated my madness. My grand kiddie wanted 'her' box and I couldn't easily reach it so I promised her 'next time'! :( It is really a matter of getting rid of overflowing baskets of stuff that I haven't put away and then they block entrance to the inside of this closet. They also block the doors to a cupboard that holds my 'good' supplies. But keeping this supply separation is a pain and I think I'll be doing that differently. I also need to put tags telling me exactly what is in the green baskets of the gridded cupboard.
I rearranged the long wall. The cutter was here and usually covered with whatever need a place 'for a minute'. I changed places with my stamping area and have made this corner my dry area for working on the scrap booking stuff.
It seems I am always making changes in this room. But the changes are getting smaller as the basic layout, cupboards and work surfaces are working. Each time I do eliminate stuff that I realize I don't use. Each time I improve the flow of using my materials. :)
Now that mad has been dealt with I'll be glad to get more creative. :) And everything will be getting a good test run as my two grand kiddies are coming to spend an whole week with their creative...