I have just completed an online course called "Get Organized!" with art marketing specialist Alyson B. Stanfield. The class focused on the business end of the artist's life. We learned effective systems for filing both computer and paper files, managing our time and tasks with electronic calendars and other routine office stuff, but that was just the tip of the organizing iceberg!
As you can see from my two "before" photos posted here, my studio needed TLC. And possibly a backhoe. While Alyson didn't specifically cover our art materials and supplies, I turned the last day of the class into my deadline to recover this room for art (instead of crazy) making.
The most significant change I have made to my studio is adding pegboard to the walls to hang quite a lot of my tools. Now I know where they are and they are easy to put away when I am done with them. I also used pegboard to hang some empty frames so they are no longer on the floor.
It will be great to start the new year with a clean, organized space, ready for lots of painting and printmaking!
To learn more about Alyson B. Stanfield and the "Get Organized!" class, click here.