No matter how hard I try I cannot for the life of me work in a tidy, orderly manner, it just doesnt feel right, I have to have everything out at my fingertips to feel realy comfortable when I am creating. It does mean I have to spend a bit of time, well a lot of time really at the end tidying and cleaning but thats what works for me. I see pictures on websites of other artists studios that are pristine and it makes me wonder how their creative juices flow in such
a tidy space I have purchased heaps of drawers and containers over time so thought I would have a go at some sort of order in my studio so I recently spent hours sorting and labeling them so that everything had a place. For a short while it all looked pretty neat and orderly but in my world of structured chaos that was very short lived. I think it could have something to do with my unique filing system (Take it out of one draw and return it to wherever it fits).
My motto at this point of my amazing life is if I want to do something, if I want to go somewhere, I plan my time so I can, half the battle is starting.
I used to spend hour upon hour doing nothing, wasting time, worrying about not having enough time to do something then I woke up and realised every moment wasted was a moment lost and I made the choice from then on to treasure every single minute of every day.
Don't get me wrong I still haven't stopped being one of the biggest procrastinators I know but I kind of like that. Now I'm a planned procrastinator LOL I plan what I'm going to put off and leave until tomorrow.
I must admit that being brought up with a very strong work ethic has helped me immensely over the years to fulfil all of my commitments. It was instilled in us that once you put yourself forward and accept a challenge then it is your obligation to carry it through to the end so if I put something off today I know I have to pick it up again and finish it tomorrow (or the next day). That's how I was brought up, it's that simple, my Dad would be proud of me from wherever he's watching from now knowing I am still following this practice. It sounds quite harsh but it has made me the person I am today, I don't give up easily, If I commit to it I complete it and failure is just an unfinished success.