Inspired by my pal Carina’s post of the same name (who was in turn inspired by this post by Kim Werker), I thought I’d share my workspace as a sort of extension of Tools & Toys day today. Although I agree with Kim about the “industry of gloss” — I tend to think of it as everything being so excessively shiny, and it doesn’t just apply to the crafty blogosphere, but absolutely everything: tv, food, magazines, ugh, I’m so tired of everything being so damn perfect all the time — I happen to be a quite tidy person.
The truth is that I just don’t have the luxury of being messy! This desk you see before you is in my bedroom, with no space elsewhere for a work desk of my own. So if I let it get messy, even though I can close it up, the area I need to relax in at night and get a good rest in will be full of work and ideas and I will never be able to shut my brain off. Although the general consensus is that you aren’t ‘truly’ creative if you’re not messy, I am not – I hope this doesn’t mean I’m not allowed to be considered creative. I process and plan ideas more clearly when I am not fighting through a wall of crap, that’s just how I am.
That said, I do have piles of projects and works in progress all over the house. Everywhere. But they’re very tidy piles.