Thursday, May 24, 2012

My Studio - my sanctuary NOT!

On the advice from the Artists Helping Artists Blog Radio, I ordered the book Organizing for the Creative Person. I was hooked before reading all of the first chaptor.

Organizing for the Creative Person: Right-Brain Styles for Conquering Clutter, Mastering Time, and Reaching Your GoalsSo, without even reading further into the book, I dove in and started a major purging and packing in the art studio. I have a box full of artwork that is going in the fire and it feels great. I mean, do I really need that horrible self portrait, or still life artwork that looks more dead than alive?

I can actually see the floor of my closet. However, all that stuff is now in the center of the room. I was going to post a  photo but I was too embarrassed.

This may take time away from actually producing art, but I expect I will be more productive in the end.

The book is not expensive, and says a lot of things that may seem obvious or we have heard them before. And perhaps I am just ready to hear them now. But the information is written clearly and not long winded or rambling.

I might even post a photo of the studio when it looks presentable.

1 comment:

  1. Organizing to create Space to breathe, rest, and create is always worthwhile. One of my favorite oragnizing tools is 'Organizing From the Inside Out," by Julie Morgenstern. She gives a sensible and realistic ways to avoid organizing pitfalls.