Yesterday was a wasted day, my moods were swinging from high to low, I was mumbling and incoherent, unable to focus on anything. I believe I was saved by a massage (for my accountants shoulders and neck) and a Yoga Nidra class, which calmed my mind and quieted my body enough so today I’m back in the studio, cleaning up (kinda).
Every time we have an Open House and I empty my studio of the fabric and all the other stuff, I have this idea that when I put it all back I’m going to take the time to go through my fabric and refold it and reorganize it. Then I would know what I have and it would all be so neat and looking at it all would inspire me to make something new.
But it just doesn’t seem to happen. I mean to, and I start out folding each piece of material so it fits nicely in the shelf (you can see in the picture I started on the top shelf) and then I just get bored and I anxious for it to all be put back in its place. I just want it done and my studio back in order so I can work again and not have to think about it.
A part of me thinks it would be a very calming and meditative process to reorganize, but then I have that scarf I started working on yesterday…..and all that shipping to do from the Open House On-Line Gallery…
Okay, here I go. I’m going to stick the rest of the boxes and bags under and on top of shelves, so at least there’s the impression that everything is back in its place. (And lets face it, those shelves would be a mess in a week or so anyway, so what difference does it really make). Then I’m going to pack all Kathleen’s beautiful Wrapped Stones and Jon’s notecards and Jane’s pincushions into boxes and envelopes and have them ready for tomorrow’s mail. I already sorted out the artists payments and my commissions, made deposits and wrote checks, so that’s all done. And now, on Monday morning I’ll wake up to the Open House behind me and a semi-clean and semi-organized studio waiting to be worked in.
Okay, that’s the plan, I’ll let you know how far I get….