I'm starting on the studio which I'm treating as a separate enterprise from the house, and I'm doing it by the book. That's Marie Kondo's book The Life Changing Magic of Tidying. Love it. First clothes. As the studio is at the back door there are waterproofs and outdoor jackets and boots and shoes there, but that didn't take long. Then books - only about a dozen art book here, all keepers. Easy peasy. Then PAPERS!!!! Years and years worth of papers. A whole plan chest full, and 8 box files (this is before I start on the art....)
Do they spark joy? That is the question!
There will need to be more than one pass here - but I've got rid of a huge bagful already.
How is your Kondo process going?
I am reminding myself that this is a six month project...
Today was International Day Of Happiness. Well, why ever not? Three cheers for this initiative!
What made you happy today?
I was happy starting to declutter my studio, and I was happy planting some of the 180 primroses I grew from seed into Coronation Wood. I would have been happy to see the eclipse, but it was very cloudy here. Jessica at Rusty Duck got a unique image, by unique means.
I also enjoyed watching this which celebrates the resilience of the human spirit. And this enchanting Japanese trailer for The Tale of Princess Kaguya (not the American version!)
I hope you are happy tomorrow too!