Got a wonderful lesson in organization - and perhaps Karma - yesterday.
Anyone who's been to my studio (which is also my home) knows I have a tremendous amount of SH*T in a very small space.
Now, personally, I don't think it is enough to qualify me as a "hoarder", and truth be told, most of is VERY COOL stuff, but still, there's a lot of clutter.
Hey, I'm an artist. Sorry, but I am not apologizing... 😜😜😜
Thing is, I AM constantly trying to downsize. And yesterday was one of those days I was determined to go through some of the boxes of this crap.
And I was grumbling all day, trying to do my usual computer work, calling and messaging all sorts of people for all sorts of reasons - the usual - and still taking time to organize things in my studio.
And it seems never ending, sometimes like I'm simply moving things around instead of actually making progress. Very aggravating...
So, by the end of the day, I still have a bunch of stuff laid out on a card table, and I am getting ready to just stick it all back in a box and stash it somewhere, but I'm also sick and tired of constantly doing that, so I decide
- No! You are finally going to look at each and everyone of these stupid things, and either get rid of it, or figure out the right place for it to go! -
As I finally get to the last things - a small pile of books and pamphlets - I find a CD-ROM disc.
And that disc just happens to hold ALL OF THE ALIEN SKIN PHOTOSHOP PLUGINS that I have been frantically searching for for a few weeks now, software I desperately need so I can begin working on new gallery pieces for some shows I have coming up!
The disc had been stashed somewhere almost arbitrarily - who me??? - certainly not where it SHOULD have been stored, not anywhere close to all of my other backup discs. Why I tossed it in this box I have no idea...
It was a reward most spectacular, as it could very well hold the key to the visual direction I am about to go in with my art work!
If you're a photographer, or artst - or both! - do you have trouble keeping everything in your career organized? What is your work station or studio like? I'd love to hear any suggestions or stories in the comment section below...
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