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 now...so 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 done...in 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...