11/9/06

Organizing!

Since I posted my first entry on October 2, I've learned a lot. One of the more outstanding discoveries was "meeting" and getting to know the work of some wonderful artists. I particularly want to thank both June Parrish Cookson and Jeff Hayes for their amazing work and for their generosity of spirit.
As I write, it's a beautiful sunny morning. I've promised myself that I will go out early to paint, before chores, letters and organizing tasks take over and rob me of my time. I just began Alyson Stanfield's "Getting Organized" workshop, online. I highly recommend this to every artist. Even if you think you're organized, I promise there's still plenty to learn. Find out more about this and her other workshops at http://www.artbizcoach.com. I did completely reorganize my work studio, starting moments after I signed up for the class. Talk about a positive influence....it feels great to walk into my studio now, which previously would have been charitably called a disaster. My office, however, remains a work in progress.
To hasten the recovery, I've decided to post paintings for the next week or so, that are currently available, as well as work in private collections. As I look at how much has yet to be done to organize my inventory, files, piles, etc. this seems like a very good time for me to also appreciate what I have accomplished up to this point. A spoon full of sugar to make the medicine go down.....Hope that you enjoy!

2 comments:

June Parrish Cookson said...

Hi Joan,
Thank you so much for your generosity!

The workshop sounds interesting and I'll have to check it out. Sounds like you've been busy and I truly understand what a great feeling it is to get organized. Not long ago I did a massive overhaul of organizing my studios and office. Once completed I felt total exhilaration and was better able to finish a lot of unfinished business. Take care, June

Joan said...

June,
It's amazing how the organizing thing just seems to spiral outward. After redoing the studio. I've been working on the office/computer/files, with segues to reorganizing the art books. There is no end in sight....and the realization is dawning that this has to be a continuous effort.
It's great to not have any more paper piles.
I'm hoping that all the clean studio space helps the concentration so that I, too, can finish several older pieces, clearing the way for new work.
Can't wait to get back to the easel tomorrow!
Joan