Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Turning a New Leaf


My life has swung amazingly out of balance lately. I have been feeling tired, disconnected, scattered, and woefully out of touch with myself. I've been feeling overwhelmed and pulled in many directions, and I've been forgetting a lot of small details. Unfortunately, this has been a familiar feeling over the last few years.

My studio has shown the effects of this mental imbalance with all its clutter, piles, and mess. It has been almost a year and a half since I thoroughly cleaned and organized the studio making it a difficult and uncomfortable place to work. So, I haven't worked there much. Although I have done some small works and have started a few larger pieces, I have allowed myself to be pulled from my work. I am feeling the effects tremendously.

I am trying to shift the balance, and this past weekend, I began cleaning and organizing the studio trying to purge the clutter and make sense of a lot of junk that has accumulated. I haven't quite gotten it completely cleaned and organized, but it's well on it's way and not the frightful mess like the picture above. I'll share another photo of the studio when I complete the overhaul.

I'm hoping that this major studio cleanse will be the start of a shift back to center to a state of greater balance and peace of mind.

2 comments:

Jody Thomas said...

I've been feeling the same way for awhile within myself. I need to mentally "declutter", and it's tough. Will keep you in my thoughts and prayers in hopes that you can get back to yourself. Remember we're always just a phone call away. Love you, Brother! <3

Silva said...

It is such a challenge...the balance of it all...I totally understand. Thanks for the honesty, it is inspiring and refreshing to see!