Making room for creativity [212]

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Drowning in piles of paper? Find it hard to decide what you still need to keep in your studio…? Today we take a closer look into the psychology of your creative space with Helen Sanderson, author of The Secret Life of Clutter. With a creative background herself, Helen believes in our key strengths; we are resourceful and have a strong desire to gather – because that’s often when we are inspired. But when yesterday’s things start to impact your creative space in the NOW, that can be detrimental to how your work can develop.

Throw in whole host of unhelpful beliefs about creative identity thriving in a muddle and you have a recipe for clutter taking over. You’ll get to hear Helen’s thoughts about our homes being a Flight Deck, the links between decisions being made visible and the maturing process which can help you on this journey.

With a complex mix of efficiency and emotions, wanting to be stimulated while also having spaces which serve us, this is something we all approach with a variety of history and different process. You can find lots of resources and take the quiz on Helen’s website:


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⁠The Secret Life of Clutter ⁠(book) by Helen Sanderson

The Examined Life by Stephen Grosz

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