So I've realized something the last week or so. I've been kind of hiding out from crafting - from my studio, from blogs, from everything. And yet I keep getting stuff to craft with. And I'm not using it because I'm hiding out, which makes it all pile up into a huge mess. Which then zaps my creative energy even more. But I still feel the need to go out and get more supplies, as if I'm vicariously crafting by just acquiring the supplies to do so.
Anyone else do this? Please tell me I'm not alone.
I've seriously been having tiny little tinges of anxiety as I approach my studio door. It's the same kind of dread I was getting this summer when I would approach my fabric closet. What helped then was purging the fabric closet. I'm not sure that I'm quite prepared to purge my studio yet, but I'm realizing that I need to do something to attack the volume. This would be so much huger than the fabric purge, which took 3 full days to complete. We're talking a whole room here, not just the closet.
I'm thinking perhaps I need to first put everything away (sounds a LOT easier on paper than it will be in reality), then give myself a challenge to use my supplies up and NOT visit a store. I don't have all the details worked out in my head yet, but when I do I'll post them out here. I need the accountability and the encouragement. And who knows, maybe someone else out there is needing to do the same?