I did this studio tour because I have finally dug myself out of my piles in my Studio / Office.
For reasons no one could explain, I never learned (likely chose not to learn) to fully wrap something up before moving on to the next thing. So I have things at myriad stages, but not tidy. Total freaking chaos reigned for about two years here.
I do not typically invite people into my studio, but I am not embarrassed by my chaos; it impacts no one but me (and Mitch if he needs to travel into or through the space), so I just let it sit. Many times I tried, but quickly became overwhelmed. Finally I quit listening to all the “other” voices in my head and just did what seemed to work best for what I have.
Studio Tour Reflects Me
If you have ever wondered what is like to live with a creative brain, this is what it is like. Everything delights and intrigues me. I might find something as I work that I become completely distracted by, only to then remember what I was doing and turn away from the new thing.
Never Too Late to Learn!
Taking small steps, I am teaching myself, that pausing to put things away can be satisfying too. By teaching myself to find the joy in tidying, I am staying on top, instead of things piling up. I always have to take into account my Rebel tendencies, which will argue against even things I want to accomplish.
My work and knitting focus has been on three to six things instead of way more than that. I am, as a result, keeping to my timelines (which are loose) and have several exciting things coming down the pipeline in the next few months.