“If a cluttered desk is a sign of a cluttered mind, then what are we to think of an empty desk?” -Albert Einstein
Creative thinking is any kind of thinking outside of the lines of conventional reasoning. It’s a loosely defined term to say the very least. For me, if I cannot see the art materials or artwork, it does not exist….I need to see what is there and what my options are for that moment of creation.
Einstein, clearly a creative man, had no problem with a cluttered desk. He wasn’t alone either. Mark Twain attributed his imaginative characteristics to his cluttered work space. Steve Jobs, the massively successful inventor of numerous Apple products also had a messy desk. According to Vohs, it likely contributed to all of their geniuses.
But what does all that mean for you? Should you just trash your desk and house and call it good? Probably not. Messiness isn’t necessarily disorder. Simply let your things end up where they go.
This is from: http://higherperspectives.com/messy-space-creative/