Thursday 10 May 2012: Creative Mess
My partner Kathy has her studio on the second floor of our home. It's where she writes and creates her art. She can be very messy. But, it's her space, and I only visit.
"Clutter and mess show us that life is being lived... Tidiness makes me think of held breath, of suspended animation... Perfectionism is a mean, frozen form of idealism, while messes are the artist's true friend. What people somehow forgot to mention when we were children was that we need to make messes in order to find out who we are and why we are here."
~ Anne Lamott, Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life