Open studio for Inspire Me Thursday, show a creation and where it was created. This is a new piece I started and have not finished, Buddha of the Sea. I really love this one. Sometimes I go too far and I really am trying not to do that with this one.
Now for the studio, which has been a bloody mess since I took up assemblages and shrines. Tara and I were talking about all of the little bits of stuff one collects to make these that literally take up your living space. I have a problem with making a mess in my art work. I love to make messes, I love to clean them up. But with my present work load, there is more making mess, than cleaning and my family gets a little frustrated with me because of it. My husband also built this area in the garage and before the last screw was installed into the door, I had the whole thing covered up with JUNK. On Sunday, I stopped to clean, reorg, put things away, sweep up wood chips and sanding mess. I wish I could get over the guilt I always feel about making a mess...I would probably make more art, I even went to a therapist one time to deal with my little making a mess/not making a mess dilemma.
I cleaned the garage area, then cut all the framing at once for about 10 boxes. All ready to be glued and hammer together.
Turn away if you get queazy at the sight of real disorganized, filthy mess. The other studio spaces I see look so neat and organized. I am piling crap upon crap. My studio has seen cleaner days.
The Work of the Artist Anthony Stevens
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