I realise that part of the Too many pies ‘syndrome’ (my version anyway) is wanting to stockpile materials and tools, just in case I need them for some bright idea that emerges unexpectedly. When you have an idea, you really want to play with that idea IMMEDIATELY.
At first I thought this penchant for stockpiling was like planning for contingencies, but it’s not that so much as having lots of options, so that if I’m experimenting, I have lots of possibilities at my disposal.
This means I have a lot of stuff—a lot of yarn, a lot of art materials, a lot of digital images, a lot of beads and buttons, and a growing number of tools and machines, some of which I haven’t used yet, or have no idea how to use. [I was just given an overlocker and now have to find out what you do with one]
I desperately want a 3D printer.
So I don’t yet have the whole shebang but am getting closer to having the whole kit and caboodle.
In terms of Too many pies philosophy, I need:
- a myriad (extremely large number)
- an array (variety), and
- just enough (for choice that satisfies, or resolves the idea in material form)
And, typically, a bigger house!