This week I have been photographing work for an online sale (on November 22nd - see my Instagram account for details). I sent my friend a picture of my studio set up; it looked arty and professional, clean and controlled. Across from this set up was where I was really working, my work right up against the window so I could photograph in the best light on these short days. To my left all that I had pushed out of the way, on my right the work I needed to photograph, in ramshackle piles, amongst the usual debris of the studio. It all looked disorganised and out of control. But I was on a roll, there was an ad hoc system, and I was getting work done.
I'm with you! What great feedback from Sue. Yes, I have a tendacy to only validate creative work in a ' sketchbook' and then feel disappointed with myself when life takes over and the sketchbook lies untouched for days. I now try to say ' well done' for cooking, noticing, sewing etc etc.