A friend of mine wrote:
We so often mention needing to 'clean up/clear out' that special area where we create. Question??? Does the mess keep you from working?
My answer to this is a firm YES. If my tools can't be found and there is no horizontal surface clear enough for me to spread out my project, then I can't work! So I continue to work on clearing out and when that is done, I will organize what I kept so it is easy to access.
Today is the day to drop items for the annual Starving Artists Yard Sale at our gallery. I am forcing myself to get rid of items I like but do not use or have room for. It is a process that is difficult, but people who have done this, promise that it is freeing. And so I have faith and will keep on.