Monday, June 14, 2010

Clean Studio Equals Clean Imagination


I felt like I was moving in circles, unable to  find any sort of peace of mind. The ideas would flit in and just as quickly flit out. The cause, the complete and utter chaos of my studio. It was dangerous in there. It had spilled into the dining room. In fact, I can't remember the last time I saw the top of the dining room table. So yesterday I spent the entire day cleaning it up. I organized, I threw things away, I didn't go so far as to dust.

This morning I woke up and ideas I've had in the back of my mind were ready for me. I've spent the day sketching. I even found sketches I made a while ago.  I got some new models for pendants done. It felt so good to work in a calm space again.

Oh, and I found out that my mum's cancer is in remission again after 6 months of a new chemotherapy. I'm pretty sure that helps my peace of mind as well.

17 comments:

Beverly Herman said...

I like days with good news. Glad to hear your Mom is doing better. I am looking forward to seeing your new creations.

Silver Parrot said...

It's amazing how "organizing" our creative spaces can lead to idea generation. I know I always get a boost of ideas whenever I re-organize the bead stash.

Congrats, too, on the clean bill of health for your Mom. That is awesome!

Now, that bead in the picture? That is looking very promising AND looking like it wants to come and live at my house ;-)

windrock studio said...

Hey LeAnn.....that's wonderful news about your Mom. It's very true about having a (at least semi ) clean space helps with the creative thoughts.
Hope you have a great & productive week.

Julianna Cannon said...

LeAnn, I that is awesome about your mom~ I hope she feels tip top super soon.

Love that piece with the dragonfly and look forward to seeing those other new designs of yours. :)

Judy said...

Wonderful news about your Mom, all my best to her to continue to feel better.

Cleaning and organizing is so cathartic...you got your Mojo flowing!

Cindy said...

I'm happy to hear you have such good news about your Mom...that is such a welcome relief.
And cleaning your studio...oh please send some of that motivation here.. I desperately need to clean up my bead stash and work table. I start one project and go on to the next without putting everything away, and it's piling up!!!
Cindy

Greer said...

So pleased to hear the wonderful news about your mum (and I did note your spelling - onya!) I need to clean but the novelty of washing, cooking and cleaning has worn off

huntb said...

A truly happy person is one who can enjoy the scenery on a detour. ....................................................

stregata said...

Glad you have good news about your mum - wishing her and you all the best!
Also good to hear you have your found back to your inspiration - I desperately need to clean up my work bench - it is starting to look like my mind - yikes!!

Studio Sylvia said...

Fantastic news about your mum. Your pendant design looks lovely. Amazing what a bit of a spruce up in the studio can do for one's thinking processes and creativity.

maryharding said...

I am so happy to hear that your Mom is doing better. And the calm after cleaning--wonderful--why do I always forget to keep it clean as I go?

Barbara Lewis said...

It is definitely worth cleaning up to get the calm of an orderly workspace ... even though you have to temporarily give up making great art! But even organizing the studio is a creative act.

sharon said...

I need some of what you have...motivation to clean! Seems like there are a lot of messy artists here!
So wonderful about your mom!!

TesoriTrovati said...

That is just a great bit of news for you. I am praying for you and your mom!

I am in the same spiral of chaos. I MUST clean the studio because it is affecting my well-being. I emptied the contents of two plastic tubs into the first drawer of my antique printer's cabinet, and it felt so satisfying to see it all laid out before me. Many things I had forgotten I even had! The rest of the drawers are coming back to me on Wednesday and I will certainly blog about it!

Enjoy the day!
Erin

The Joy of Nesting said...

Woo Hoo LeAnn!!

Pass my congratulations on to your Mum please!!! What a brave strong woman you have for a mum!! You are a very lucky daughter!!!

I'll head over to my gmail and send you an address the flowers are PERFECT!!!

Pattie ;)
Mazatlan Mx.

sasha and max said...

Wonderful news for your Mum, LeAnn - a truly difficult challenge. Like the sound of a clean studio - might try that this weekend! Take care, Vicki

hint said...

Oh a wonderful new mantra for me to embrace! Clean studio = Clean Imagination...you're a genius!