This is the studio of the late great British painter Francis Bacon. I think we can safely say he was a messy. I am not a messy. I like to keep my studio orderly so I can easily find what I am looking for. Having said that, I have to also say my studio quickly heaps up with clutter and confusion when I am working on a project. I need to continualy take time to clean up and put stuff away.
When you are being creative it gets messy, that's just the way it is. When you try new things you are risking. When you risk you meet with failure. Failure like creativity is messy. All success is born out of failure. I think it is good to just let things fall apart for awhile. This can make you feel like you have lost control which is a very scary feeling. I think losing control is messy and yet when we let things slip out of our grasp great things can happen which then can only be attributed to grace.
I believe some times you have to push through and not give up. I also think that some times you need to just quit and make a clean break. Wisdom is knowing what is the right choice in any given situation. Wisdom is also knowing when it is time to leave a mess and when it is time to clean a mess up.