Back to work after a long summer lay off, and it began with cleaning out my studio and getting it ready for work again, hoovered, and scrubbed down. I tend to start off tidy, and then as the creative juices start to flow it gradually decends into a jumble of tools, equipment, notes, and work in various stages of completion, depending of course on process. Very quickly every surface becomes loaded and various pieces of work precariously stacked, whilst drying, or setting. I have intensely enjoyable periods of creative roduction, followed by harrowing periods of paperwork. I know I havesuch a period well overdue and I would rather clean the bowels of hell, but unfortunately I have no such option at present. However, this week I am going to be good to myself, and have a paperwork week free.