I am an over packer -- that I do know about me it is probably my only “fault”, and I am okay with that!
I was wondering, after watching one of my favorite movies, “Bridges of Madison County”, for the umptienth (is that a word?) time how the heck did they get anything in those square little suitcases and how come the clothes were never wrinkled? And where did we put our make-up, and our other “much needed” items??????
In art, I sometimes “over pack” my paintings with too many strokes and too much time over thinking and over painting the canvas. When this happens, I think of those little suitcases and how “simple” is so much better. Less is more -- and truly, when you are painting “in the moment”, use those big brushes and give it all you have got -- and have fun! Keep it simple!