In my years of owning flower shops this is something we practiced. Everything was left clean and ready to go in the morning. No matter how late we worked at holiday time we always swept the floor and cleaned off our counters.
I do the same in my kitchen – the policy in our house is no dirty dishes left at the end of the day.
So why is it that I don’t practice this in my studio!
- No designated ending time
- I want to keep painting until the last minute
- Not good at watching the clock when I am in my studio
- Work in acrylic and I don’t have water in my studio/hassle to take things into house to clean
- To tired to be bothered to clean up when I decide to quit
- BAD HABIT!
Okay there are all the excuses. Now I am going to have to do something about it. That is my other policy, 5 minutes to whine and then either do something about it or stop whining!
So it supposedly takes 30 days to form a new habit. Starting today I am going to get my studio back to ready before packing it in for the day. This means, dumping the water, cleaning and closing all paint lids, cleaning my brushes, putting away all collage material and paint, refilling buckets with clean water. In general leaving my work station ready to start when I arrive in my studio at 6.00 a.m tomorrow morning.
I think this will help me with my production, clarity and focus. Can it really be that hard!