I am many days behind in my reading but found this blog post by Doobster over at Mindful Digressions that made me immediately think “Oooh, I should blog about that too”. Doob’s post was in response to the Daily Prompt however mine is in response to his post 😉
According to Doobster (and the American Psychologist’s Society) a messy desk is the sign of a creative mind.
I take heart that this is the case rather than laziness on my part in keeping my various work spaces clear of detritus.
This is my main computer desk and workspace. The place where I spend many hours each day reading blog posts and emails. It is also where I write.
As you can see, I cannot do this without my teapot (see that little black thing that blends into the printer and part of the desk?) and my cup. Said cup was given to me by the First Born for Mother’s Day and tells me how special I am. (awww). I also have a heat pack that I use for my back permanently in place on my chair.
My daily calendar and affirmation sits above the cup and within eyesight, along with several notebooks, study notes, bills and recipes I have printed out.
I do regularly clear this space but it never fails to become messy within a couple of days.
This is my main work desk for creating. As you can see, I pulled out some fabrics to sort through and they haven’t found their way back into the cupboard just yet. It also contains a pile of photos waiting to be scanned, some Christmas things I have been buying throughout the year to add to my Christmas stash and general creative things. FYI – the empty wine bottle is there because I want to remove the label and use it on an art journal page 😀 (for those of you interested it is Rumours Pink Moscato by Warburn Estate and it was very nice).
And finally, we get to Exhibit 3:
This is nowhere near as bad as it was this time last week because I cleaned it up before my mother came to visit 😉
As you can see, this is my sewing table although my cutting mat is buried under current projects awaiting their finishing touches and some hand sewing. What you can’t see is the huge ass box of ironing under the table. lol
I do believe that Doobster’s prompt asked which was messier, the bedroom or the work space? I would have to say that my work spaces win hands down in this house (unless you count the pile of books beside my bed 😀 ).
So, if a messy work space is a sign of creativity then my creativity knows no bounds.
What about you? Care to share?