Friday, 5 September 2008

IF - Clutter

'Houseproud Habiki'


Clutter? Clutter? Habiki doesn't do clutter. Nor do I - ever. Except in my head. My head is horribly cluttered. My poor brain does the most alarming mental gymnastics. In fact it is slowly becoming positively strangled with images and words. I am constantly telling myself to de-clutter it.

Any tips for mental de-clutter? Post 'em here.

14 comments:

Vita said...

great colors!!! very lively

Shani said...

What wonderful colors!!! I feel the sunshine! Ah...mental de-clutter, well, exercise works for me, especially if it's mental clutter of the "worry" variety. It's hard to think too much with sweat running down your face!

piper said...

beautiful work!
i adore your site.

Ces said...

Captivating colors. I like your style. Thanks for the visit. See you again.

Vicki Smith said...

Lovely, vibrant work!

Leola said...

I once had a fortune teller say she was having a hard time doing a reading because of the clutter in my mind (almost made a believer out of me LOL) Love the painting Tessa. They are always so alive!
(southshoreartist)

Kat Hannah said...

Beautiful vibrant work - the colors are stunning. Truly lovely

I de-clutter my mind by making notes of my thoughts. Alas, then I have a new pile of clutter with my notes. So, no good advice here.

yoon see said...

Excellent.
Just love the way your painting speaks.

Anonymous said...

Mental de-clutter... I start by some physical de-cluttering. I'll sort my stuff and rearrange it if I'm not feeling inspired. I putter and do little useful things. Sometimes I back up and sketch and do art that isn't for anyone but me, or write long journals sorting things out.

Taking apart the overwhelming sense of frustration at too many things that need to be done and doing just one of them at a time seems to give me good results. So do certain types of reading. Art instruction books and magazines are good for that. I find myself focusing more on the topic and thinking about color, my supplies start looking good, I get focused on art and then feel like art.

When I want to write, I'll put music on and read Terry Pratchett. Not only is the man unbelievably funny with half a dozen quotables per PAGE, his sheer skill in storytelling comes through in every one of his books. The good technique shows especially on the dozenth read. It'll get my attention and shove whether I need to do the laundry again and order medications soon to background, where they get sorted out easier. The little day to day things do stack up and sometimes seem overwhelming if I'm not up to doing all of them, but if I'm patient and don't expect to do them all, then I am more likely to do some of them.

I'm too lazy to sign in but I'm robertsloan2art on eBay, robertsloan2 everywhere else. lol

eyecontact said...

Fabulous colors and forms. VERY nice work! Well done.

Asja said...

amazing work and beautiful colors!
and mental de-clutter? going for a long walk in the woods or somewhere near a lake usually helps to compose my thoughts :)

Tiddly Inks said...

You use such intense colors that are so lovely. I noticed you said you were a homesick African....me too! I lived in Kenya until I was 12. Enough said. :D

I had fun reading your blog...very clever. :)

daniellebarlow said...

A gallop across the heather in the wind is the only thing that briefly de-clutters my brain!

soulbrush said...

to declutter my brain i paint...badly - but it does wonders for my stress.