Musings of a creative mind #10: the mess that grows pt. 2

My trays upon trays, taunt me some days. I have to have things out in front of me, with my mind trying to figure out how they go together, or I don’t think about them enough to actually put them together. On the other hand, I feel the need to clean them up. I drop stuff regularly because there’s so much stuff out, and then I really feel like I should clean it up. It’s a battle between my creative side and my cleaning side. I can be the most organized person in the world, and then my brain just goes bleh, and I pull everything out again while looking for the one thing I have that will be the perfect thing to go with what I’m working on. Maybe the battle is what fuels my talent. My muse.

A flower does not compete with the beauty around it, it just blooms.

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Brandswife Creations ...

I can so relate!

Terrie ...

I can relate, as well. I like to get it all cleaned up, and then start from a clean slate. I think we can all identify, Becca!

Marta ...

I agree, I have stuff laid out on my work surface, than will organize and end up pulling things out again. Not much beading going on my way right now…I’ve been knitting gifts for xmas this year!

Debbie Pribele ...

I watched a documentary, once, about the “messy person” and how creativity is enhanced because the individual walks by lots of “things” that trigger memories and ideas, etc. All the “things” then interconnect to go outside-the-box. When everything is tucked away, they are less likely to be remembered and connected to the moment.
It was quite fascinating.

Hail, hail, the mess!!! :)

Terrie ...

Yah, embrace it, right?! :-)

Marta ...

I like that Debbie…..“Hail, Hail the Mess!” Should be all our new motto!

Becca Ross ...

Debbie, that is absolutely and totally how it works for me.

Thanks everyone for responding, it’s good to not feel alone in this sort of stuff :)

Debbie Pribele ...

creative minds united ;)