I'm finishing up the yearly major clean up of my studio. It's always amazing what has been lost behind canvases, what has been misplaced, and what I forgot I have. I started the end of the year clean up when I was doing a large amount of custom painting for private clients. The push to finish orders from September into December always turned my workspace into a hot mess by the end of the holiday season.
I like having a clean, well organized workspace to start off the beginning of the year. It's a chance to do an inventory check for taxes as well. Everything in the studio gets cleaned, dusted, vacuumed, wiped down from top to bottom. Old paint brushes get donated to children art classes, almost empty paint containers get placed in front to be used up first, canvases and paper get sorted by sizes and placed in their labeled spaces. Photos and reference materials are an ongoing challenge but they at least get placed on their shelves and photo cards near the computer. It's a jump start on one of my new year resolutions and a great way to start the year.
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I'm excited to be picking up my paintbrushes and getting started on painting. I'll have new paintings to share starting next week!