A few years ago I set out to simplify my art studio and took time to clear out the projects I had sitting around. There were a handful of projects I still wanted to keep, but a whole of that I had ben saving for that one day when I would have time to finish it. The process made me realize that I hadn’t been fully focusing on what I liked to do best and by clearing out space, I finally had room to breathe.
Saying no to projects was a relief. And since that day, I have been a lot more mindful about taking time every so often to re-evaluate and clear space.
One area major I decided to simplify was online. The pull to be online and on social media is strong and I do like sharing my work and projects, but things had gotten out of hand with some recent work shifts (taking a design position at Elephants Delicatessen) and so the time had come to make changes—again—with a new site and a new dedication to writing about making and the importance of finding space to connect with your creativity.
Lately I’ve had a lot of conversations about creativity and making time to make. I truly believe it is more about getting pens and paint to paper (analog or digital) than anything else. I will continue to offer the monthly Creative Lunch Hour, so keep checking back here or on instagram for updates.