I am on a mission to reclaim my lost creative mojo.
Poof, right before my eyes a year (or more) has passed without me being in my studio working on jewellery. It’s been a year of ups and downs…many more downs than ups and I guess working in my studio didn’t seem important, or I wasn’t motivated. Whatever the reason, here I am standing in the door of my dusty and very messy studio. Amazing how this space became a “dump zone” so quickly. I love the light in here and the smell of my art supplies. But this is as far as I ever seem to get with reclaiming my studio. Feeling overwhelmed by the amount of stuff, stale ideas and stuff…. I usually just sit here and contemplate renting a huge container and taking every last item out of the studio and only putting back what I really need. But as I look around, I’m not sure what I need. It’s been too long.
Pushed with a deadline of making a special gift for my son’s first communion…I worked on a small cross on my desk in my office—and fired the piece in the kiln in my studio. Maybe the only “things” I really need to keep in my studio are the items that I dug out and brought into my home office?
As I ponder the idea taking “before” photos for a future update on the status of my lost mojo and messy studio, I’ll leave you with a link to a super article, “Clean Your Studio, Heal Your Artself!” by Ann Robinson Davis. (Click on the image of the magazine page above to go to the entire article! Re-reading it again I feel motivated to get my studio back in shape!)