There are so many ideas in my head right now, I'll be busier than a one armed wallpaper hanger by the time my holiday rolls around. Productivity and deadlines suit me. Without them, I'd slide into a level of comfort that would soon lead to discomfort by not producing.
However, producing creates its own level of chaos and work when I'm trying to juggle several balls in the air at once.
I've been spending some time this past weekend organizing myself. I start off with good intentions of cataloguing pieces, sales, workshops, etc. but it tends to slide in favour of more interesting things. However, this time I will put the system in place and make myself use it regularly so that I can have a history of what I have produced, sold, sketches, etc.
My production count so far is 38 pieces so far this year. That is not counting sketches, photographs, gyotaku or other printmaking pieces. What I class as a production piece is something that is saleable - at least to my eyes.
I've created a simple spreadsheet to track information which consists of the following headers:
- Title of artwork
- Date completed
- ID #
- Purchaser's Name
- Date Sold
- Reproduction quantity
- Cards or prints
This one of the old gate posts, a vestige of tried elegance against the backdrop of a fading barn I found interesting and poignant. The concrete shapes belonged in another era, and the roughness of the workmanship said country through and through. It is solid and has withstood the elements, but its partner not so, either through weak concrete or an accurate hit by a tractor or wayward cow going through the gates in the past.