I am not a neat freak, but boy do I have an appreciation for people who excel at being tidy. I don’t live in simplicity. An eclectic atmosphere is more my style. It stimulates my senses, energizes my imagination, and makes me happy. But, when my funky flow gets in the way of functionality, I know I am in trouble.
Last October when I began the push to have a full-time art biz, I knew my lackadaisical approach to managing materials had to be reigned in a bit. I rearranged the family studio and began paying attention to the rhyme and rhythm of my creative tendencies. This past Monday marked four months since I jumped into my soul proprietorship, and although most of my work is going pretty smooth, I decided to fine tune a few areas that I thought might help increase productivity without sacrificing inspiration.
A few weeks back, I hired an organizational coach to help me get our home in order. In fact, Lauren Cantetore-Causey has worked with me on a few occasions when I wanted to increase our home’s organize. I love working with her. Her process is gentle, addressing both feelings and function. Most importantly for me, Lauren understands and appreciates the creative mind and does not try to bully its organic, wild nature into submission. This is a revelation for me. I have been so far into the realm of creativity that I have often struggled with organization.
So, yesterday morning, Lauren came over to my studio, and we began dreaming, planning, and reorganizing. Just before she arrived, I captured a tour of my studio. I hope you will take a look. I will be offering updates and tips for optimizing creativity zones as we make our way through the different layers of the studio. I hope you will join us on this journey and take advantage of what I am learning and discovering. Who knows, this may help me flesh out a whole new chapter in my life as an artist.
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