Monday, 25 June 2012
When I start to clean my studio I know that I am ready to start a big project. Today I vacuumed thoroughly before grabbing a bucket of hot soapy water with a few drops of tea tree oil and a scrub brush. For a good hour I washed and scrubbed the floor until it was as spotless as a studio floor can be. When the floor was dry I started to clear surfaces like my ironing table and collage table. This was enough to get the juices flowing. The physical nature of cleaning prepares my mind and body for new work. This week I'm shipping work to a group show in British Columbia and I'm beginning the next phase of preparations for a solo show in 2013. It's a good time to have a clean studio–it means that I am not chickening out of the workload ahead of me!