It's that time of year to take stock in the year that has passed and make new goals for 2013. Okay, I get it. Most of us make them and within the month have totally given up. My first resolution is to stick with the resolutions or goals which makes more sense to me. One biggie for me is to get more organized as an artist and this is where I would love helpful suggestions from my artist friends. How do you organize your work spaces so they don't take over your house and your life? I think I have been watching too much HGTV this week.
Let me give you some ground work so you can be as helpful as possible. We live in a 3,000+ sq.foot house and almost every room (except the bathrooms) have something of the art business in them, including every closet. Forget the garage. I use it as my studio and share it with the students that I teach and for workshops. Walls in the studio are lined with still life props, flat screen TV for teaching and all my supplies. We have three bedrooms and a bonus room. One is the photo shoot room that David uses for making all my images and his. The bonus room is his and I don't dare touch anything in there. Not necessarily a man cave but would you believe three computer monitors a wires that look like you have walked into MIT. Halls are used for storage and a sun room that is now used for storage of frames and a table for framing, etc.
Until I can build my dream studio somewhere on our acre lot, I have to get this "business of art" under control. Any big or little suggestions from you would be greatly appreciated. I do know I will be throwing things out. Oh another issue are the paintings that are framed and waiting to be grabbed up by my galleries. I can hang just so many on the walls. Can't wait to hear from you.
Happy New Year and Happy Painting.