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Progress in the Studio

November 24, 2019

The last time I checked in with you, clutter in the studio was seriously getting in the way of the creative process. After ignoring it for as long as I could, I decided to take concrete action. You might not even notice that a lot of “stuff” is gone, but the space is starting to feel more calm and inviting. The one thing that I’ve pledged to do is fill one trash bag a day and remove it, starting with three full bags yesterday. I can do this. It felt good to make a start.


Paintings my Friday friends are currently working on.


This is the table dedicated to my 8-year-old student. Those canvases leaning against the cabinet  on the right need to go out of sight — just not out of mind.


Paints sorted – sort of. This is just one handy bin where I keep my odds and ends of acrylic paints.


The table to the left will get cleared off once again. This will take a little longer.

So, the studio is a work in progress, as am I. I will leave you with a closeup of the contents of my nature basket, a constant source of inspiration. If you look at the picture above, you can see it in the window on the far right.

Have a creative day!

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  1. November 25, 2019 4:17 am

    Dear Martha, How well I know the feeling! Every day stuff accumulates, until the studio looks more like Francis Bacon’s, but without his brilliant works around (needless to say.) I have two other artists who paint with me here, and each week we go to each other’s studio. So I only have to clear space on two tables every third week. My own big table is by then completely submerged in clutter. What a good idea you have – putting out at least one bag of clutter each day! Thank you so much for this, and I will try to do it.

    Today I go to a gilding workshop in a local gallery. Such a dull, dark, wet day, so lovely to have this to do. Love and thanks so much for your lovely blogs – I look forward to them. Gilly

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