Monday, October 7, 2013

Messy People of the World Unite (if We Could Only Find Each Other)

original cartoon at one of my favorite web comic sites, xkcd.com 


I recently read in a New York Times article that messy work spaces promote creative thinking. Scientists concluded after a series of experiments that Disorderly environments seem to inspire breaking free of tradition, which can produce fresh insights.”



According to this study, I must be very creative. (Joanna Marple's blog where she interviewed me a few weeks ago has a picture of my art-making space after I tidied up). 

How about you? Are you more disciplined/conscientious or are you prone to "creativity"? (Ha, that's my excuse for the rest of the house when my husband accuses me of hoarding tendencies.) 





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7 comments:

  1. LOL!! I hope they're right because, like you, my entire family is seriously creative (being possible contestants for an episode of Hoarders). ;)

    I thought your space looked great in that photo! You can't have a clean work space to create art (or writing). You have to have references and tools all around you.

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  2. You just gave me a solution for my writer's block! Thanks, Sylvia. Time to get down and dirty!

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  3. The messier, the better it always is for me, Sylvia! Thanks for posting this one! :)

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  4. At first glance, my surroundings are neat as a pin. Just DO NOT open a drawer, cabinet, or closet! That's a different story. Hidden creativity....? Is that a thing??

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  5. Plenty of messy kindred spirits find their way to Flylady.net. She has a way of encouraging you to do just a little bit at a time, since it's better than nothing. But here's the thing: her tips only help if you actually DO them. Still working on that, over here... okay I'll be honest, totally abandoned it for the time being, I have some books to revise!

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  6. Nice.Thank you so much for sharing this post.

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