The Life Changing Magic of Editing

By Valeri Alemania

With the release of her show, Tidying Up with Marie Kondo on Netflix earlier this year, Marie Kondo became a cultural phenomenon that swept across America. After watching one episode, I was hooked, and immediately went online to reserve her book, The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up. But the tidal wave had already swept past me, and I was 54th on the waitlist at the library for her book. I didn’t give up hope though, and I patiently waited to change my life. 

As Kondo describes in her book, Tidying Up is not solely reserved for your household, but can be applied to any aspect of your life. She even references clients who quit their jobs, or ended a marriage, because of the realization that they no longer ‘sparked joy’.

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Robert Roth

Robert Roth is a contemporary artist from the coastal town of Cold Spring Harbor, New York. Robert is most known for his abstract landscape paintings that have caught the eye of art collectors around the globe.

Robert first started creating art as a young child. “As soon as I could hold I pencil, I was drawing”, he said. In high school, Robert made the switch from drawing to painting and hit the ground running. For college, Robert attended the Rhode Island School of Design and graduated in 1987 with a BFA in painting and illustration.

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