A bookbinder’s confession
I recently had an interesting conversation with Mimi, my CSA farmer.
I went to the farm for some pick-your-own time and had just finished collecting an array of red flowers. I asked Mimi if she ever picked her own flowers and she replied that she rarely did. She said that whenever she looked at the flowers, all she saw was work.
I realized that I’m having the same problem with my studio. Whenever I look in there, all I see is the work that has to be done.
It starts out innocently enough.
You’re very busy. You don’t have time to get into your studio to make anything. Then you realize that you haven’t been in your studio for a while. You get anxious. You blame yourself. So you don’t go in. Even though you know that you’ll enjoy yourself once you start working, you realize that feeling bad before going in is enough to keep you out.
Hello. My name is Elissa Campbell and I’m avoiding my studio.