I tend to do this in Decembers for some reason. I am doing a reboot of all my things. Its a lot of work but I enjoy it. Gives me a clean slate and my galleries unclutter leaving only the best and prime of my creations to shine.
So that lead me to thinking a bit about the subject more. Why bother doing a reboot? I mean I could just leave up all the clutter and let it become a museum of older aspirations and show my growth as an artist or I could clean it out and make it look pretty.
I see it as something akin to cleaning house. We do spring cleaning to get all the clutter and junk out of the home. Sometimes even doing yard sales to collect a little off of our random junk. Why have junk? It is junk, sure you can be sentimental about it; however, at the end of the day its junk.
“But Jayce! One man’s trash is another’s treasure.” Sure, but this trash is in my space and I don’t want my space to become Myspace. Getya. If you are of any age we all have dead dusty and dying Myspace accounts somewhere. It was a time when social media was blossoming. However, we don’t bother with it anymore. It is a relic to remain on the digital landscape for ages unknown. We don’t care about Myspace.
Doing a reboot allows for the voyage to new spaces. New places to establish as digital internet home. So why not scout a little during a reboot. So all in all I think a reboot is good. Also it motivates me to create new and interesting work I otherwise might not have.