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ArtByG

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on: May 31, 2013, 03:37:43 PM
What do you do when your studio is such a mess that you can't get in and you can't get motivated to clean it up or paint or anything? What do you do when you get overrun with paintings? I don't want to throw them out. Can't sell them. Don't have enough wall space to hang them. Too depressed about it all to do anything arty. What's a person to do???  :(


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Reply #1 on: May 31, 2013, 04:11:32 PM
ArtbyG,

I guess we all have days like that.  Been there; done that.

Not sure where you should start -- maybe close the door to the art room and not think of it for a few days.  Maybe just review some Paintbasket.com lessons and decide what's the one thing you really want to paint.  Then clean up your space and get to it!!

Then let us know how it went!

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Reply #2 on: June 01, 2013, 01:33:40 AM
What I would do is kick myself in my ... you know. But that's just because I don't really know, of my own experience, what a depression is like.

But my best friend has a clinic depression and when she gets in that situation, she asks for my help.
Than, we clean her hobby place together, organise her stuff, sometimes I put a pot with flowers in it, and when she is ready, she can just pop in and go on where she left the building. ;)

So, maybe you could ask anyone for some help? Just to make a new start?

And about the overrun of paintings: I have the same thing, but I've put my 'early' once in a box, so I don't break my neck on them but I can watch them now and then to see how I've grown with painting and that's a kind of a motivation too.


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Reply #3 on: June 01, 2013, 05:42:16 AM
Thanks for the tips. I'm feeling a little better today, but I've got to go to work. It figures. I think I'll recruit my daughter to help me with my room when I have a day off....if I'm not in a funk again by then.



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Reply #4 on: June 02, 2013, 06:45:35 AM
Just work on it a little bit at a time.  Just starting helps momentum with getting it done!
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Reply #5 on: June 02, 2013, 08:46:46 AM
What would I do?  :think: In my case, I'm hoping to slowly empty and then partially dismantle one of the forward cabins, and turn it into a studio, come gallery, come office, come workshop, come??????  ;D Geez....might need a bigger boat! Oooooh Lloydeeeeeeeeee!  :2funny:
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Reply #6 on: June 02, 2013, 10:11:55 AM
Is it something like this you ment, do like me move to the living room and paint a watercolour.
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« Last Edit: June 02, 2013, 10:14:47 AM by Harald »


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Reply #7 on: June 05, 2013, 05:44:19 AM
do like me move to the living room and paint a watercolour.
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Reply #8 on: June 05, 2013, 05:48:48 AM
Harald, your studio looks a lot like mine. Mine may be a little worse right now. I want to do a pastel drawing, but I don't have a place to do it. Maybe I'll let my studio bleed over into the dining room a little bit. No wait..... My studio is the dining room. Oh my goodness what will I do?



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Reply #9 on: June 05, 2013, 06:58:32 AM
My studio is a very cluttered dining room table not great but it wil do until i sell a mesterpiece for ££££££££££££££.


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Reply #10 on: June 05, 2013, 09:14:01 AM
Outside is a good place to do some artwork.
 
Or hire a made....off of craigslist.  Thats.......probably....NOT  a good idea.......... it.......will.......... probably..........end....... up......... being a serial killer. :promise:
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Reply #11 on: June 12, 2013, 05:22:45 PM
ArtbyG, I know exactly what you are going through and what really helps to motivate me is to go onto You Tube and take a look at organizing videos ... you get ideas of what other people do to keep their things organized and easily accessible.  I went through an awful time recently with chronic fatigue and it has since been discovered through blood tests that I have a thyroid problem, am on medication now and feel a lot better but still not quite 100%. So perhaps it may be worth your while to have a health check up too.  Hope things work out for you.  Patricia
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Reply #12 on: June 16, 2013, 05:15:09 AM
Thanks all for the comments. I'm still procrastinating about the organization. I just shoved everything aside and started a painting. I have ADD so organization is naturally hard for me. I'll let you all know when I get off my butt and do something. Maybe post a photo of my neatly organized studio. Ha ha!


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Reply #13 on: June 16, 2013, 09:22:38 AM
ArtbyG, you do sound a little better. When you find the answer to your problems, please let me know. Since I began to paint again, I've left the house fend for itself. I don't like it and the don't like gets in my way to happy. That sounds like a good saying or something!!
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