Monday, October 10, 2011

Chaos is not the Enemy

silk scarves in the making
That black liquid in the back of the refrigerator? Don't throw that out! That's extra strong coffee for dying cloth.  The can opener? I think we're keeping it on the counter by the bread maker this week. That yogurt container labeled "Fish Stock" contains spaghetti sauce.

Every room in my house is part library, part studio, and part whatever it is supposed to be. Yes, I have picture frames stacked in my bedroom, paints and watercolor paper in the office,  good reading books in the bathroom, and more art supplies and books by the washing machine. Sound chaotic?

Although my sons play computer games where the bad guys are from "Chaos", I never considered chaos to be the enemy. Imagine my delight to find this quote!

"One must still have chaos in oneself to be able to give birth to a dancing star." - Friedrich Nietzsche

I must be giving birth to dancing stars!

Still----it would be nice to be able to find the spaghetti sauce when it's time to make dinner!


  1. Suzanna: PERFECT post for me as I try to come to terms with what I am doing to my 'home' with all my creations! LOVE the starfish silk scarf above ... any chance it would be looking for a home? Have a great week!

  2. It is so nice to know that we aren't alone, and that our apparent disorder is not slovenliness, but creativity!

  3. Dearest sweet suzanna, i guess i could relate to that too tho i try very hard to keep all my creations laying around in my little studio. Your silk scarfs are really beautiful! Have a lovely merry happy mid-week and love to you!