I haven’t been able to play with any of my art in the past few months. I have been trying to reorganize and redecorate my basement. Hopefully, this time, I will stay settled and just be happy with the way it turns out. I am guessing this is why it is taking longer to finish decorating. I want to make sure that this will make me happy and I will no longer get an urge to redecorate and change things around again. I have learned something as I try to keep house and work on projects; there is absolutely no way that you can create art and have a clean station.
I am also doing a lot of purging. Over the years I have collected many supplies that are just hanging around and I believe I will never get to use them. Many of my supplies were even doubled. You see, at one point, I had trouble going downstairs to create. I didn’t understand why I wasn’t able to create, but I assure you, it was not for lack of desire. So I created this habit to go to the art supply stores or craft stores almost every week in order to get close to art. It had gotten to the point that I started purchasing supplies that I would have forgotten I had purchased several weeks before. For one reason, when I would reach home, the first thing I would do is just drop the shopping bags of brand new art goodies down in the basement, then forget about it. For a long time, I was in this terrible habit. Thankfully, I noticed before it really got bad. I only realized this terrible habit of mine when one day I decided to go down to the basement to my crafting space and realized that I doubled in a lot of the art supplies. Rubber stamps, clear stamps, paints of the same color were more then just doubled. I kept buying markers, pens, and water color pencils. I can’t even begin to tell you how many markers I threw away without even using them. Well, hopefully, that is a broken habit. I am just praying that after I am done reestablishing and decorating my crafting space, I don’t get that crazy urge to redo it all over again and just stick to the arts. Sometimes, I just think it is the interior decorator in me that keeps on popping up wanting to decorate.