As a young art student one of the first things that you learn is how to use white space. I have always thought of this as the area in your composition when helps you breathe and give your eye a rest. I was reading a blog post over at (in)courage, a blog home that I tend to visit on weekends and Melissa Michaels talked about how excess stuff was wearing her down. I could completely relate. As I bring Christmas gifts into my house to wrap and bring in things that I got to keep of my grandmothers, a voice inside my head keeps asking, "Where are you going to put it all?" Something has got to go! This emotion often hits me this time of year as I dig out holiday decorations and clutter up my house a bit in the name of "cheer." But recently, I have noticed my mind has begun to clutter up in the name of "work." I keep buying new day timers in hopes that somehow what is floating in my brain will get sorted out when I put it on paper. As a designer, all I can think is...I need more white space. A place for my mind and creative eye to rest, more room on my page to see clearly where I am headed, sort through my priorities and be genuinely creative. So do you have any ideas how I go about doing that? A yard sale might help, ha! More time spent with my prayer journal might help too. How about a REAL assistant, other than my puppies, to actually help me be more efficient? Until then, I have a new day timer to fill out!