This morning I got up, put the heater on in the studio, washed and dressed, put on some coffee and my painting jacket, and cleared the clutter from the studio. Positioned as it is, just inside the back door, it tends to get cluttered up with boots and shoes, things to go to the shed (you've seen the inside of my shed!), logs, bird food, magazines to be passed on, things to be recycled....
Cleared it all. Cleaned the worktable. Put out a fresh palette, stretched a fresh piece of paper.
As Julia said, 'Life just got simpler.'