urban sprawl n. The unplanned, uncontrolled spreading of urban development into areas adjoining the edge of a city.
The above definition could be easily applied to the state of my desk…perhaps even my life! I pitch and purge, as you read here, and within weeks… no, days…it looks like the above jumble of gunk. The actual things ON my desk are all quite important: materials for teaching, latest yarn projects, both finished and in progress, art books, a pile of the stuff we get from three different schools (high school, middle school, elementary school), photos of family, my ukuleles and bag. There is maybe a 12″ x 12″ square in the middle of it all free of stuff.
Oh me…it’s dizzying just looking at it. Time for pitching and purging once again. Or maybe just a little better organization. Or maybe an ability to say NO. Or…….got any ideas??
BTW~the bookshelves in the painting appear empty…HA! They are stuffed to the gills! I just couldn’t bear to draw all the baskets, books, and stuff which feed my creative self. I’m beginning to believe that “clutter sprawl” is a normal condition of a creative life.
BTW2~the wall above my desk was empty when I drew this, but has just come home from the exhibit at AAWS! Perfect for that space!
BTW3 ~We are at 120% of our goal at the time of this posting!!!!!! Yippee!!! A huge thank you to all who have so generously given to JDRF in honor of our daughter Maddie! You all are AWESOME! In case you’re wondering…we will continue receiving donations up until the walk day, so it’s not too late to contribute. Who knows, we might even double our original goal!! That would be cool! If you need the easy-peasy link, here it is!