Sunday, January 05, 2014

A tidy desk is the sign of a sterile mind

Is this true?

The more I tidy my study and throw stuff away, the less it feels like mine, the less comfortable it feels, and the more it looks like the ‘after’ shots in a feature on decluttering in a lifestyle magazine. Yesterday, I even bought some pretty wrapping paper to cover my random storage boxes. That’s today’s job. I should have taken some ‘before’ photos for you. Here’s what it looks like so far.

study shelves jan 2013

Anyway, I am becoming uneasy…

Two of the most creative people I know – Dave (husband) and Zoe (daughter)  - both have rubbish-tip rooms that are bursting with clutter, junk and STUFF. And yet (?) they make the most beautiful and original things.

For example – this was Zoe’s advent calendar one year -

Dec 2011 005

Dec 2011 014

So where does that leave me?

With a clear space for a new creative adventure, I hope.

Screenplay-writing progress has been slowed by the mammoth clear out, but I did watch Mr Deeds Goes to Town, a 1936 Frank Capra film for homework, and fell in love with Gary Cooper. Eat your heart out, James Stewart.

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