Monday, January 27, 2014

De-cluttering

Why is it that January seems to be the time of year when so many of  us decide to de-clutter? Perhaps one reason is that there are articles about organizing the clutter along with sales of storage containers? It doesn't matter where the urge comes from it seems to overtake my sanity; I question the purpose of every item in the house including art supplies. In fact, lately I've wondered why in blazes I have so many supplies in which to create art when I can't find a good reason to do anything. Ask a question and the answer often arrives, that is if I wait for it. A Paris Review interview with author Raymond Carver provided an epic reason for creating. FIERCE PLEASURE! And so it is . . .

The photo was taken last summer when the Plumeria bloomed. A Tropical plant in the desert? 
Sure amazed me when I started seeing them here. I've started about 8 from the 2 plants that 
Roger bought 6 years ago. 

7 comments:

Julie said...

I've got the clearing out bug too and I'm overwhelmed by the amount of stuff I've accumulated. I will never be able to use half of it and it stifles me. I am determined to reduce the volume to a manageable level and I'm asking myself serious questions about what I'm keeping. Good luck with getting your creative muscle working again.

PAMO said...

It's a beautiful quote! Exactly!
Hang onto those art supplies- they aren't doing any harm and one day you'll know just what you want to do with them.
Thank you for your friendship Gail. Here's to the New Year!

queenopearls said...

Fierce ... perfect!

queenopearls said...

Fierce ... perfect!

Caterina Giglio said...

wow, plumeria in the desert... that is amazing... I wondered about the photo and meant to ask you on FB... would you mind if I shared that post? and I hope you are joyfully creating! xx

ART*ticulation said...

A few years ago I was doing what I always do when end of Fall beginning of Winter starts. I was purging stuff from my studio and rearranging the studio yet again. When a friend told me your cocooning, huh? She said your going toward the warm arts knitting encaustics etc. so now I see myself like the animals, trees flowers, nature. In the Spring I'm a new and the studio changes once again and it's all the art supplies that bring me joy and happiness.
In the Fall and winter I become a softer gentler soul.

ART*ticulation said...

A few years ago I was doing what I always do when end of Fall beginning of Winter starts. I was purging stuff from my studio and rearranging the studio yet again. When a friend told me your cocooning, huh? She said your going toward the warm arts knitting encaustics etc. so now I see myself like the animals, trees flowers, nature. In the Spring I'm a new and the studio changes once again and it's all the art supplies that bring me joy and happiness.
In the Fall and winter I become a softer gentler soul.