I think this tendency to be so controlled has been a virtue for most of my life.
It lends itself to stubborness, a trait that is a definant plus, and I am quite sure has lead to my survival.
It served me well when the boys were younger. I lived life on a schedule. I was a stay at home mom for most of their lives, and I ran a tight ship. Clean house. Manicured lawn. Tidy kids. Bed times, bath times, meal time. Etc.
But now, as I am getting older, and they are too, I think it is time I loosen up a bit.
I know being wound as tight as a spring has an ill effect on my art.
Many times I will start on the road to something adventurous and new to me, only to scale back and create something more controlled and neat. I like my results, but really wish I could get on the wild side.
While I am working these kinks out, have a look at this Etsy shop. This artist seems to know how to take a walk on the wild side.