Exhibition coming — It would help to be organized
When I was working in Publishing I always thought I was pretty organized. And I just reorganized my studio so I have room to work on large paintings (large, for me, is 18 x 24). Everything looked so nice and neat and organized.
Well, less than two weeks later, my studio is no longer so neat and organized. And I guess I’m not either. In putting together the price list for Fall Exhibition 2013 for the 1100 Watercolor Society, it suddenly dawned on me that I still hadn’t scanned my large painting for the show. Yeah, the one I matted and framed three weeks ago in a burst of energy and, I thought, really good organization.
So now I have to take it out of the frame to take a picture of it so I’ll have the image even if the painting sells. And then put it all back together again. What a pain!
Oh, and while I’m at it, I just noticed I can’t find another painting I want to put in the exhibit. I know I scanned it, because I have the image. I was sure I’d framed it … so how hard can it be to find a framed painting in my studio?!? Of course, if I’m wrong about having framed it …. Aargh!!!
My scans are how I keep track of what I’ve done: how many paintings, what size, what price, what subject …. It’s how I can see where I started and how far I’ve come. It’s how I can track my transition from representational landscapes to non-representational abstracts, and everything in-between. And the scans and the accompanying spreadsheet are what give me the feeling (illusion?) of being organized.
Fortunately, I have a week before the exhibit to really get organized.
Oh, here’s the image of the painting I can’t find.