I know. I said I'm blogged down, and here I am again. That's because I'm stalling.
I'm supposed to be cleaning for a houseful of family coming soon, and instead stuck and side-tracked on the heap that triples as my art studio, office, and dining room.
Hating to waste and ever mindful of the environment, it's hard to discard what I can envision making something out of someday. So, when I found this (yes, they're recycled post-it notes and paper holes from punching pages for 3-ring binders)
and the thought arose "Just throw them out," it was balanced with the counter-thought "Hmmm, I was going to make something out of these." I didn't stop to add the third better thought that comes now, which is, "Why?"
Here's what happened next.
and finally I uncovered my zen breakfast bowl.
I paused to wash it, noting the result was
one small step closer to the goal of a clean studio.
A bit of this and that more, and I declared the piece of work done,
(and myself hopefully done with pieces of work).
How's that for abstract?
Finally, in one fell swoop, I'd tested a new idea and media,
used up some clutter, laughed at myself,
and made a little progress on cleaning.
A strong nudge is growing to start experimenting with
"less is more" and to let go of a lot more stuff. I think I'll
head back from abstract towards concrete.
How about you, what's the oddest thing you're hanging onto that you might
be able to use for something someday?