Just a quick thought tonight on making space for creativity. Practically, if the physical spaces around me are cluttered, I find it really hard to create well. I need wide open spaces (hello, Dixie Chicks) where I can spread out my materials and envision a finished product. The trouble with that is I'm a stacker. Little stacks here and there add up quickly for me. So today, I put (almost) everything in it's proper place and created space.
I think the same applies to mental space, too. I don't do well creatively if there are lingering guilts about tasks left undone. My inbox and feedly reader were out. of. control. So, I took a few hour to reply to emails and leave comments on blogs I've had in there for weeks. Something about looking at that clean screen gives me permission to spend more time in that corner of the den where my craft table and sewing machine reside.
Now, this closet?
Yeah, that one's gonna have to wait until tomorrow. And I plan to be ruthless. Wish me luck.