This is a photo of my dining room table in a mid-creative-frenzy. I create art like I cook, every single pot must be used and piled around the kitchen before I'm finished. Tim says I cook until somebody dies...
I have always wished I was neater in my creative moments. I often imagine that if I had my own little studio space complete with organizational bins and neat cubbyholes, I would by extension be neat and organized.
The older I get, the less I believe this.
There's is something about making a huge mess that works for me. The project bogs down when I stop to put away a tube of paint or organize my tools. So it's full steam ahead, tools flying, kilns firing, chaos.
I truly appreciate my family for tolerating having no dining room among other things. I do attempt to keep everything confined to this space, although some of it occasionally leaks into other areas of the house.
And, I do tend to straighten it up between projects...it helps me to at least start with things a little neater.
What about you? Do you like to work neat, or are you as messy as I am? Any secrets to being organized that you think might help someone as hopeless as me?