If you have ever spoken to me before, you can probably attest that I take a lot of conversational detours. If someone took the parenthesis keys off my computer, I would no longer be able to write. (See?) As much as I might wish for one, I don’t have an orderly, linear mind. This is never more obvious than the week after I finish a lottery. The weeks running up to the lottery are when all that disorder spills out and ends up visible on ever flat surface of my studio.
Not that I am brave enough to show this. All I have here is a corner of my main work table. It’s one of the cleaner parts of the studio right now. I wasn’t even willing to take pictures of the rest!
That’s why the week after the lottery ends, I spend a lot of time cleaning and organizing – and asking myself, “now where was I on this?” It seems to take forever, but nothing perks up my enthusiasm for my work like clear counters!