Recently, I was going through a 'what should I make next' quandry. It became visual as I started taking out this and that - going through 'stuff', laying things down for consideration. I finally noticed that the messier I got and the more cluttered my work table became the same thing was happening in my mind.
My thoughts were messy, unformed, full of detritus that was getting in the way of what I might really want to do.
Realizing that nothing I might make would take each and every scrap of cloth or carefully saved trinket that I had on hand. A day was spent sorting, processing and stashing stash for another day/project.
Amazingly, as things got tidier and tidier so did my brain. My concept was becoming clearer. And with a more orderly studio existence I'm having fun once again -- uh-oh here comes another mess.
"In the scope of a happy life, a messy desk or an overstuffed coat closet is a trivial thing, yet I find - and hear from other people that they agree - that getting rid of clutter gives a disproportionate boost to happiness." - Gretchen Rubin