I was having a chat with a friend on Twitter yesterday morning (you can find me here) about studio spaces. I had tweeted a photo of a great way to organise scrap clay, (see the photo below from Leigh Ross via craftgossip.com) and her response was “wow what a tidy space!”. We had a long, for twitter at least, discussion about studio spaces being tidy and how we fantasised about a great space….and it got me thinking….
Does the expression about a tidy desk, tidy mind really hold true? I know plenty of people who it rings very true for…and you should see their desks. But is it true for creatives? In a recent blog I talked about my creating process, and I know many people have more than one project on the go at any one time, so that creates stuff, which creates ‘mess’.
But what about the mind? I would say I was a very organised person, I’m a great one for lists, but my ‘creative’ side is full to busting with loads of cracking ideas I do feel sometimes that a bit more order in there would help sort out what I’m doing next!
My conclusion is ‘no’ for creative types…if there is order in your chaos and you know the order and can create lovely work through the order then chaos is fine! I sound like I’m defending myself! Well it did make me tidy my desk after I’d finished working yesterday!
Let me know if you agree or disagree. And here’s a picture of my tidied space!