I suppose it can be blamed on the arrival of spring, this urge to sweep the winter out of my studio. Honestly my whole house needs a spring cleaning. So, I have commenced with dusting and organizing my nest. I can't ignore the push to purge as I attempt to re-organize that storage cabinet that simply will not hold one more tube of paint, or the clothes closet stuffed with winter duds. So, a few odds and ends of hardened paint tubes have been tossed, some canvases stacked on the bottom shelf to be repurposed and a box of clothes is ready for Goodwill.
This ritual of cleaning, purging and organizing is as important to clear the cobwebs from my head as clearing cobwebs from the corners of the room. Walking into a ready working environment allows me to concentrate on whatever waits on the easel and other business at hand. I have a fresh outlook and the wheels of creativity are greased.
Looking out my studio window today I am watching goldfinch, in their full color, flitting back and forth on the feeder and the resident cottontail dining on the tender new grass. The vibrancy of fresh colors, the clean cool air, and the sound of birdsong all announce the arrival of spring.
P.S. A pair of pheasant roosters, in their brilliant spring regalia, are sparring on the lawn like a couple of prize fighters strutting and dancing before the punch.
Creativity has been my life and I would like to share some of my thoughts, learning and fun facts with you.