Saturday, April 06, 2013
Cleaning The Clutter Of My Life......Plus Some Art Card Designs
Before I get to the clutter part of my life, I did make a couple of new art cards a while back. The "Butterfly Garden" card above was created from the original painting below (with Chris's help cropping and sizing everything). I'm very happy with the way this one turned out.
Chris had to do a bit more work on the "Bearded Iris Garden" card because the original painting below was a big square and he was trying to change the shape while keeping as much of the main subject as possible. I would love to get these art cards (including all that I did before this) photographed and onto ETSY but I just don't think that is going to happen at this point. Seems like too much to get done for now and this kind of thing can wait until the upcoming months.
With just over 2 months until we leave West Point, I have some clutter and garbage to remove from my life. For me, the worst possible thing would be to not bother with it now and have the movers pack all my trash, with me having to throw it all away when I get to Orlando. I'm trying to avoid that so I've been working in my messy studio above to go through everything, recycle what I can, throw away what I don't need and just organize what I'm taking with me to make it easier to pack. I tackled the messiest part of the room this week, the area to the left of my desk that is actually not in this photo. It is all clean, organized and ready to go....I was able to get rid of a ton of junk from this area. Going through everything I found things I hadn't seen in years, things I wondered why I didn't throw away long ago and many items that gave me the "so that is where it has been all this time" moment.
Dudley of course kept me company through the whole thing and I think was standing there in awe of my finally having done the stuff I should have done a long time ago. He by the way offered no help with this task what so ever but did stop long enough to pose for the camera.