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Art Inventory Part 3: Insane Inventory

Art Inventory Part 3: Insane Inventory

Here are a few more ideas to send your inventory outta this world. Flaunting your inventory to other artists when it is this detailed is going to make some jaws drop with the amount of information, thought and organization you have put into your inventory.…

Paperwork Filing in the Studio

Paperwork Filing in the Studio

Paper Piles: Its time to tackle the growing paper pile monster. I always try to keep as much paperwork and documents possible so I have an accurate paper trail, but that leads to a lot of papers to maintain. One of my favorite organizing books, One…

Studio Deep Cleaning

Studio Deep Cleaning

Getting organized isn’t about picking up your table tops and putting all your paints, pencils and reference books back in their drawer or shelf. This blog post is about the nitty-gritty cleaning. Bust out the mop, broom and some surface cleaner and get those winter dust…

Art Inventory

Art Inventory

If you already have not made your way over to Local Artist Interviews to read my guest blog, then begin here. I wrote a guest blog about how to become an organized artist! In the post, I wrote a basic month-to-month list on how an…

When a Project Goes Bad

When a Project Goes Bad

Artists love to work. We love creating art and we love being busy. But sometimes we catch ourselves in a project that suddenly was not what we thought it was! This posting is about that project that suddenly goes bad. While sometimes this is unavoidable,…

Organizing Creative Work Spaces

Organizing Creative Work Spaces

Designating work spaces with specific functions offers clarity, focus, and organization. The basic spaces an artist should have is a creative space, to make their art, and a business space, to handle all the arts business aspects including paperwork. Storage and types of furniture in…

Arts Business Book: Pricing and Ethical Guidelines

Arts Business Book: Pricing and Ethical Guidelines

The Graphic Artists Guild Handbook: Pricing & Ethical Guidelines, 15th Edition and is everything you need to know business wise as a freelance designer or artist. The book is broken up into 4 helpful sections. The first part talks about industry standards, royalties, copyrights, contracts, and more. All the…

It’s Okay to Take a Break

It’s Okay to Take a Break

Creativity is a cycle. It is okay to feel burnt out, to suddenly feel like you don’t want to make art or that your creative juices have run out. Its a natural part about being an artist. Transitioning from college into a part or full time…

Five Steps to Copyrighting Your Art

Five Steps to Copyrighting Your Art

Beyond drawing a tiny (c) by our work, registering copyright with the government is often a topic us artist would like to forget exists, much like learning how to file our own taxes as a sole proprietorship. But this girl just filed her first two…

10 Lessons in Shipping Art

10 Lessons in Shipping Art

Shipping your pieces of art is in fact an art itself. After two major shipping disasters I have learned a few good lessons on how not to ship your art. Horror Story No. 1 In late 2009, I was accepted into a show in Virginia that…