I woke up this morning with every intention of working on some articles. However, the moment I walked into the studio, and saw it's messy state, those intentions faded. Now I am sitting in the midst of a tornado strewn studio. How does this happen?
You've been there, right? You start to "clean" only to realize that complete furniture rearrangement and organization is needed. All those books should be over there. The art supplies should have been put over here to begin with... It feels like you're making really good progress. Then, your back/hip/whatever starts to get tired and you sit down to take a break. (That's where I am in the process now.)
You sit down, you look around and say, "Holy crap, what happened?"
There are random piles of mismatched stuff on pretty much every surface. There are piles on the floor. You have found multiple UFOs that you stacked on a table, because you'd forgotten about them and now you hear in your head, "Oooh, I should finish these..."
You've seen Twister, right? Well, this is the time period of cleaning that I like to refer to as "The Suck Zone". 1. You're starting to feel that this whole idea of cleaning "SUCKS!" and 2. It looks like your studio was dead center in the suck zone...AND the drop zone!
Now it's time to breath, take a look around and figure out the plan for the second half of the battle.
Truth be told, I'm getting a little cranky. I received my air pen this week, but I told myself I am not allowed to actually try it until my calendar for The Fiber Nation articles was done, and my studio was clean and organized. I'm hosting another retreat in two weeks and need to be ready for that, as well as having it in working order to begin teaching classes!
So the last thing I did before I sat down for my break? I hung some more LED lights. I suppose there are more important things in the studio I could have been putting away, but I'd put of hanging them for so long...it seemed a good idea.