Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Clean Up Time

It must be the change of the seasons because I am getting the tidying bug (and it doesn't come often).  But every once in a while we bloggers need to take a look at our blogs and decide what we like and what needs updating.  I think I'll keep my header for now.  As you may have noticed, I have recently updated my Flickr slideshow to include a set just for my Pathways exhibition.   I am systematically looking at each Page to see what needs to be tidied.    I have added more miniatures to my Fused Fabric Miniatures page, and today I reorganized my Bookmark page, removed some old photos and added new bookmarks. My miniatures are numbered so I 'named' each bookmark with a letter of the alphabet in an attempt to become more organized and avoid confusion.  I think my next step will be to add more pieces to my gallery page.  My Exhibitions page also needs updating with a couple of group shows coming up.

 Here at home, I have started labelling my storage containers with the names of each piece that it contains.  It makes life so much easier as my work has just returned home from my exhibition and some pieces need to be stored.   I have hung several of the newer pieces, some of which have never graced my walls before.  It sure adds colour and warmth to a room. And I always like to live with a piece for awhile before and after it is finished.  Like photographing our work, I think just looking at a piece, helps us with design and colour choices later on.  We can see what really worked well and why.  It also gives us a chance to see our mistakes and bad choices....time to put on my rose coloured glasses:-)   I have decided to leave one wall in my hallway free with the idea of printing and framing some of my many photographs.  Another project.

Oops!  Still a few things to tidy up and pack away.

1 comment:

  1. You've just given me a great idea for my upcoming trip. I usually make art with what I pick up along the way...sort of like a smash book...but now I have a laptop (first time) and think I'll work on tidying up my blog while I'm in the States! I love the way your quilts look on your walls. I do the same...hang them before, during and after to see what needs tweaking. Enjoyed your post!


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