Something about Fall.....

What is it about fall that makes us want to nest??? Makes us want to clean and organize our space?
Like many of you I have a studio in my home...well, some days it is a studio and some days it is just a path to the place where I work!! Today, it is a path...I am finishing up a project and working daily on my affirmation pages...I have a list of deadlines on my wall (I am a last minute deadline girl as you all know!! It just seems to make my creative juices flow!)But before I can really get into the next project I have to pick up and clean my studio space!! Now, this is no easy task!! Because I am learning that part of the clutter is what makes me the most creative! I like to be surrounded, almost nestled into the surroundings in some sort of way, as if I am a part of it and not just the person that comes in here to work or play....I am sure that I do not own a pair of pants, or shirt that does not have some kind of paint, glue or glitter on it! I get a new pair of pj's and a bathrobe every year and PROMISE myself that I will NOT wear them in the studio and then BAM...I do and christen it with some kind of medium! As I type this I can barely see any wood on the top of this desk...It is covered with papers and affirmations, trinkets of all shapes and sizes and books that bring me peace and creative inspiration.
So, what is it about fall that makes us want to clean and prepare for the winter ahead? Is it something that is just a part of nature like the squirrels and bears do before the cold of winter hits? Do we do this instinctively the way nature does...I am watching out the window as leaves are falling gently from the trees in my yard, feathering the ground lightly to allow the grass a blanket which to slumber under....As I gaze and ponder what it is that needs to be done in here to gently ease myself into this cold weather, I wonder, how many others are doing the same!
So today, may you feather your abode and prepare yourself to be creative and strong...may you know that this process is going on in other studios at the very same time and feel a comfort of connection....
Artfully Yours,
Pattie

1 comment:

lee said...

Yes I always think fall is time to clean up, and get cozy in front of the fire, and cook comfort foods. Its because its gets dark early here, and cold, and the wind blows and gives you that feeling of curling up with your family. By the way my studio is a mess, I cannot create with chaos so my husband says.

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