Today – clean up the house! I am still trying to get things organized after the repairs and remodels, which means getting rid of junk, boxes, and putting things back into some sort of order. It is funny how orderliness can equate with mental and emotional serenity. This messiness seems to be spilling over into painterly messiness and disorganization and directionlessness. The end of the school year is also to blame. Thus, something simple, with lines, and perhaps symbolically, something that can contain something else, but is brings new and pleasant surprises – like found in a gift bag.