Sunday, October 11, 2009

Where I Stand Sunday

It's cold and snowy outside.  I have begun a huge job, that I have cut down into smaller jobs. The task is cleaning and reorganizing the studio.  I am not one to be very motivated when it comes to taking time away from production...but if you aren't organized - even just a little, time is wasted in spinning your wheels.
When I get started, I tend to go overboard.  I figure, well - while I am here...but I can't afford that time right a quicker job than usual.  It does require some large pieces moved and I am also putting down rubber baseboard, around the finished walls. The joke here is - I was going to have this place so spiffy for my interview for the newspaper, and then the reporter came a week early. Oh well, such is life - in the country.

So far, this is all that is my BIIIGGGG studio, but it's a beginning.  I needed a place to put the unshown artworks and frames in one spot. I condensed two shelving units worth of art magazines - that I rely on from time to time, for ideas and inspiration - into one unit.  Inspiration? - you say? These two wonderful sources help.  I think I have a book or magazine for every THING one needs inspiration on. 

"Cloth-Paper-Scissors - Studios" is out of print, but if once is resourceful, you can find a copy.  Somewhere I have another one that they published.   "American Artists - Studios" is still available.
More to come as it progresses.  In the middle of it all, I have a very tight schedule the rest of the month.  Stay tuned...


Leann said...

Woohoo! You go girl! Be happy the interview was a week early, less to obsess about.

Pattie Wall said...

Oh, once she pulled in the driveway, I led her right to the studio so fast it made my head spin, you bet!

Victoria on Okinawa said...

The studio is looking good. I like the open shelving, easy to see where everything is. Congrats on the interview, she at least saw how it really is most of the time for esp a productive artist that you are.