My R&R didn't produce as many projects as I had anticipated. It finally dawned on me after a couple of days that it was because, even though I had the essential supplies with me, they were out of their usual position in relation to the work area. Creating involved too much hunting. I finally broke loose when I had rummaged through my stuff enough to make a mess of it. At least I knew where everything was and it was in easy reach.
Do you find that you are a creature of habit when it comes to your artwork? Not to be confused with tidiness--I craft like a nest-building bird on steroids. I seem to cross over from 'muse' to 'mess'. But even with that, the paints are here, the brushes sit there, stamps in these drawers, ink pad in this basket. Oh, I often lose something that was just in my hands, but it usually turns up when I ruffle a few feathers.
There comes a time when the piles are just too chaotic and I have to clear the table and start over. But come to think of it, it usually takes a few sessions of hen scratching to rebuild my nest and get back to some serious making.
So is that a sign of creative madness or just a disturbed mind?
I think on our next trip, I will just toss my supplies in the air and see what happens. (As I ponder with a giddy glimmer in my eyes.)