I read a funny meme on FB the other day: A mother asked her daughter what she thought art was and the daughter responded, "You think of a picture and then you draw a line around your think." It made me smile. It made me wish it were that easy.
Clutter makes me feel stuck. It sucks the creative energy out of me. Full disclosure - I have too much clutter.
Case in point: my art desk. Some days it can look like this and I feel alive with creativity. Most days it stops me dead in my tracks. Today was one of those days.
While it's probably because I haven't been in here for a week, this hit me hard. What a mess!
I decided it was time to clean it up, all the while ignoring the troop of 500 pound gorillas standing behind me. I'll handle those one at a time and I know my head will be clearer once I do.
In the end, I wasn't particularly more inspired, but I could lay down some paint so I'll be ready when that inspiration hits.