Clearing and making space


Summer Loving is hanging on, this heat wave of 2018 has been pure joy

Hope you had time to soak up the rays, get your full quota of vitamin D, feel the warm night air on your skin and take notice all the smiling faces that come out in the summer months.

I’ve been going down memory lane whilst gathering and clearing out unused possessions, things my girls no longer need and I have been keeping hold of as if they will suddenly become younger again, old cameras I will not use again, darkroom equipment, clients notes, paintings from loved ones, the list goes on. Apologies in advance if you see any item here that you have given me. I promise I have preloved them all. Now it’s time to make  space for the new joys to come into my life, to bring calm, peace and clarity, well actually no the truth is I’m really making room for all the stuff that has no where to go and just gets in the way. This is a time when you come across unfinished projects, solid paints, non stick disasters, notes with the same repeated ideas jotted down, it seems the work I have not done screams louder than the ones completed – umm I can see why not tackling the clutter is a good option, you don’t have to face all your unfinished jobs and dreams. Do tell your story…..

2018-08-19T10:29:33+00:00August 19th, 2018|7 Comments


  1. Yolanda Foote 19th August 2018 at 6:35 pm - Reply

    Hi Moose! I think you have a real talent for making everyday objects look beautiful. I love the collections, different tones, colours and textures.

  2. moose 20th August 2018 at 10:00 am - Reply

    Ah Yolanda,
    Thank you so much for saying that, I’ve decided I can not give the painting away, it was a gift from my first love’s father and when I saw it in the photo my heart ached for long enough to make me keep it. He and his father are both dead and I have this ! How could I chuck it ??? Attachment to stuff is a personal thing.

  3. Donna 20th August 2018 at 1:39 pm - Reply

    With these pictures you have made the cleaning and sorting of everyday life beautiful. I love to read your words and I can see that each sentence, as your write, leads your thinking. This is how we figure things out – that as we grow – we let some dreams go and we accept that this is needed for us to thrive. These are pictures of a live well-lived. And doesn’t it feel like a clean slate when we get rid of the clutter – Yes!

  4. Kt Simpson 23rd August 2018 at 2:32 pm - Reply

    I agree with the comments above they have said what I was thinking, very touching and so beautifully put. and you Photos too make a hard task look pleasurable and positive. Enjoy the clearing and thanks for the nudge I started a while ago and it has ground to a holt. xx much love xx

    • M Azim 24th August 2018 at 10:22 pm - Reply

      Thanks for the encouragement Kt yes you are right it can be emotional but not for everyone, I know some who do not hoard at all.

  5. Meg 24th August 2018 at 7:01 am - Reply

    Beautiful photos Moose. I never have time to de-clutter and tend to get others to do that for me. It’s lovely to see and read about how you’ve tackled the task this summer xx

    • M Azim 24th August 2018 at 10:25 pm - Reply

      Thank you Meg, I didn’t really try and make these ” nice ” photos I initially took them to share with a friend who inspired me to get clearing.

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