Friday, December 22, 2006

Mess is Good!

Periodically, we all feel guilty about the clutter that builds up in the studio (sewing room, sweatshop or whatever we call it). Take some time to look at this article from yesterday's The New York Times and relax! I sent this article to everyone I know, and am now sharing with you. It seems particularly timely at this season.

8 comments:

The Calico Cat said...

It’s a movement that confirms what you have known, deep down, all along: really neat people are not avatars of the good life; they are humorless and inflexible prigs, and have way too much time on their hands.


AMEN! (& yet, I dare not share this article with my husband....)

The Calico Cat said...

Oh, did you get my e-mail re: hoffman challenge? (My e-mial to you occasionally bounce, but it takes forever for me to know that it bounced.)

dee said...

Kay!!!God Bless You! This made me feel better than all the cookies at the bakery...don't ask how I know. Merry Christmas you dear, dear, woman.

Debra Spincic said...

I have always thought that the less you bring into a household, the less you have to manage. Sometimes I get out of that habit and almost always regret it.

I have piles just about everywhere I do my creative work but my "public and shared" spaces are neat as a pin.

I can only go so long and then I have to have clear working spaces. My studio tables are almost always clear for working. I just find that more productive and then that means more creative to me. But, around my studio--the shelves are crammed with collections of things, which some may find as clutter & messy (dusty, definitely!).

I would say I have a medium level of clutter and ability to tolerate it.

Wes, my West Point husband, has zero tolerance for clutter. Zero. But I am breaking him down!

Rian said...

Amy's response made me laugh! Good one, Amy! I'm with Debra: Community areas are neat and orderly, but my closet is always a mess. It looks like teenagers live there! I think as we age our tolerance for clutter decreases i.e., we become humorless inflexible pigs.

floribunda said...

Kay, thanks for the link. DH and I are both clutter-producers, although I admit to occasional bursts of nagging/cajoling to get the "public" areas swept clean of it. I also admit to being the better part of the problem in the public areas, since my DH confines most of his mess to the office and the basement!

Kim said...

Thanks for the link Kay. Now I can just tell everyone that I have a "creative, limber mind!" (and so does my husband and daughters.)

The Carolina Quilter said...

Whew! I'm breathing a sigh of relief! I feel so guilty all the time about being a clutter bug but I do think it comes with being a creative person so I guess there are advantages of being a clutter bug. I like that article!