Simplify?

Alas, I am sorry to say this is the current scene of my working desk in my art room. Now I want to play a little game with you….kind of like where’s Waldo. There is a word (actually I guess there is more than one) that is black and made of wood standing on one of the shelves.  Can you see it? Can anyone?? O.K. to save your eyesight and to get to the point I will give you a visual hint.

If you guessed “Simplify” you are a winner!! Now, is it just me or does any one else see the irony of this photo?! Here I have this beautiful word “simplify” – meaning to make simple, to reduce complexity, to make easier to understand – and I have made it anything but simple. In fact, I have made my whole work space anything but simple! I have 2 owls, one owl button, one stone heart, one blue bird and one pink flamingo hanging on this word “simplify”. All that’s missing is a partridge in a pear tree and given enough time that may materialize as well!!

I had such good intentions when I bought this word. I wanted it to serve as a reminder to keep things simple. As you can see, I haven’t been very successful at keeping my work space very simple and I’m afraid the same goes for the rest of my life as well. I am feeling pulled in all different directions and I find it is making it difficult to focus on any one thing. I am feeling the need for a huge clean up – both physically and spiritually. It is time to purge the things that are no longer useful to me (again, both physically and spiritually). Perhaps by verbalizing this publicly it will hold me more accountable! Perhaps it will make me a better blogger! Ah, who am I kidding!