yesterday was mother’s day. in lieu of a gift my mom asked us to help her clean the garage. no small task considering the amount of stuff stored there. let’s just say she could open her own etsy…. not just a store on etsy, but an entire website where she is all the dealers.
ALL OF THEM…..no joke.
lucky for her my brother & i love organizing, so we went for it…full force. as i was happily compiling like items in jars (OCD party timez!!!) i was reminded of a quote by brian eno in regards to the creative process:
“i often think that i don’t have a single new idea in my head. but the big mistake is to just wait for inspiration to happen. it won’t come looking for you. you have to start doing something: you have to build a trap.
i like to do that by starting the very mundane process of tidying my studio. it may seem like it has nothing to do with the creative job in hand but i think tidying up is a form of daydreaming, and what you’re doing is tidying your mind. it’s a kind of mental preparation. it’s a way of getting your mind in place to notice something.”
it’s not a new philosophy, of course, but it is one that i am fully behind.
clean house, clean mind.
happy mother’s day!!