Yippee, the studio is clean! I don't know about you, but this time of year sends me into
a whirlwind of organization. Anyone who knows me, or has taken a class with me,
will tell you that I am a pretty organized gal naturally, but there is something about
the New Year that makes me want to purge, scrub, evaluate, and declutter.
It might originate from my childhood New Year's tradition with my Auntie,
who always had me take shower New Years morning, to wash off "last years dirt."
I spent the last week moving, sorting, recycling, donating, and generally sprucing
up the studio. My Mr. will tell you of the horror half way through when I regretted
even beginning the task, and threatened to put everything back exactly where it had been.
But I kept plugging away, not quite seeing the end of the tunnel, but having enough
light to see my next few steps. And wah-lah, a studio transformation was born!
I think this is a great metaphor for any life change or creative endeavor.
Sometimes you can't see the finish line, but you can see to the next bend,
and you know what, sometimes that's enough to get you all the way home.
Just think of birds in migration, some who have never made the trip before,
they trust in their instincts and their flock give them strength to make the journey.
So dear friends, I wish for you a year of not giving up!
Whether it be a painting that hasn't found it's final composition,
a sketchbook half filled, or a poem half done, keep at it!
This world needs your creative light to help illuminate us all from the darkness.
Be a beacon of creativity!
Your creative community is here with you, cheering you onward, Tally-Ho!