Tuesday, 30 April 2019

Back to the Brushes 223

The notion that a clean desk means a productive worker is an artifact of the mid-20th century. ... Mark Twain, for example, chose to leave his desk cluttered whenever he was photographed: Albert Einstein famously pointed out that "If a cluttered desk is a sign of a cluttered mind, of what, then, is an empty desk a sign?"

Eeny, meeny, miny, moe? 

Which way I willI go?

Perhaps only the fates will know?

Or is all of this just for show?

Drawn in too many directions on the painting table; time for a more focussed approach.

Cheers for now.


tradgardmastare said...

Rich treasures lurking amongst the paint and hobby detritus. Best thing l ever did for painting was buying a roll top desk. I can just pull the lid down over the mess at the end of a session.

Jonathan Freitag said...

My painting station is cluttered with all sorts of items. I like it that way.

caveadsum1471 said...

Ordered chaos! Looks like you can work so all good! I have to be organised as I work on a tray on my lap and have to tidy away at the end of each session, it's still difficult to remain focused!
Best Iain

Michael Awdry said...

I like the idea of ordered chaos, to beat the system (or lack of) I employ 'Really Useful Boxes' to hide everything away in. It doesn't solve the problem, but it does make everything look tidier.

roma912 said...

Thanks Alan, like all treasures some are buried deeper tham others.

roma912 said...

Sometimes Jonathan the space of a clear desk is inspirational.

roma912 said...

I also have a tray for prep work and the odd bit of blocking and undercoating; never truly comfortable though.