I'm still chipping away at the studio straightening. I keep running into things that make me want to stop and admire an object or open a paint can or get out another something to add or grab the camera. There is so much in my studio that is just for inspiration. I need to see it- the stuff that makes me remember who I am when I get too scattered and unfocused...creatively, that is. Problem is I like too many things, too many styles, techniques, eras, images and so on. It's a layered, collaged life in here.
When I was a kid, a very popular birthday party game was the memory tray game. The party mom would show up with this tray full of little things and we gathered to admire it for a few minutes. Then the tray was whisked away. We, the excited guests in our party dresses, wrote down everything we could remember from the tray. The child who had tallied the most items won a prize (that was long ago...we all smartened up on the party prizes issue). Of course, I never won. I was always stuck on one or two objects that I couldn't look away from. So- running across my blue summer collage, I can see that I'm still playing that game. Only now I get to compose the tray full of objects. No prizes needed. Already won them all. Sweet. xoC