I hate doing that.
Just seeing everything, my creative clutter – gone – I hate it.
… and now I can move in there again.Â Everything that was behind me is gone.Â I am in many senses starting over.
The economy has hit 10% unemployment in Michigan, and the art market is taking a major hit.Â I don’t know what this year will hold.Â
But I have this scripture that keeps coming back and back and back … like my mantra for the new year.Â Matthew 6:1 “Be careful not ot do your ‘acts of righeousness’ in front of others, to be seen by them.”Â So maybe having the art market tank will force me, like I needed to be forced to clean my studio, to find other ways to use my art.Â Maybe in hidden ways.Â
I think God likes us to get good at being little.Â
For me to be little is a big thing because I live for recognition.Â And I need to throw all that kind of stuff away, like the junk in my studio.Â God, sometimes I don’t understand, because to be a “success” means to be known, at least down here!Â I hope this is one of these things where we don’t get what we ask for, but we get what we desire most … only we don’t realize that until the very end.Â
So I am working on throwing out my junk to get a new beginning.