Enough and Editing

This is the beginning of the 8th week of my full-time pursuit of studio work. I had envisioned merrily using the summer to produce so many of the things that my heart and hands had longed to make. What I have encountered is the need to edit. Already. The need feels premature and a bit unwelcome. But it is not to be denied.

I could be rejoicing over this. Abundance is one of the three foundations of my studio work. I have stuff. I have work. I have commitments. I have 800 square feet in which to work and live. I have 24 hours in a day. But now I know that I need more surface space, effectual storage, a faster pace, a bit of emptiness for contemplation. I know this means changing the balance of stored fabric to production area. I know this means more intense focus and better rest. I will achieve this through editing the abundance.

But at the very same time, I will be creating what my heart and hands desire. Without that, there would not be enough joy.

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