Katherine Kean is writing about organizing and inventorying her artwork and it got me thinking about (and drawing) my half-baked process.
How do I keep track? First, I have various notepads where I document a piece as I finish it:
Then I used to use these index cards:
(Katherine mentions these in her post -- I think they are no longer available. She came up with a new form for herself that is very nifty)
Now I use GYST software:One drawback with this system: data entry. I hit a glitch in a section and that was my excuse to stop altogether. So there sit the cards, in a box, part of the clutter.
Cookies are my nemesis. I must eat them. They call out to me in their little cookie voices: "Eat me! Eat me!" Almost ANY sweet will do the same. My dear Severo is my cookie enabler. "Look honey, these were on sale at work!" (He works at Bob's, a nice Santa Monica grocery store). This is one of his latest finds.
I had devoured maybe 2 of them, was about to down a 3rd when I thought, if I sketch it, it'll at least slow me down a little... FAIL
Cookies are my nemesis. I must eat them. They call out to me in their little cookie voices: "Eat me! Eat me!" Truth be told, almost ANY sweet will do the same. My dear Severo is my cookie enabler. "Look honey, these were on sale at work!" (He works at Bob's, a nice Santa Monica grocery store). This Pepperidge Farm specimen is one of his latest finds.
I had devoured maybe 2 of them, was about to down a 3rd when I thought, if I sketch it, it'll at least slow me down a little.
I felt like I was drawing a treasure map as I first did the outline (the island), drew in the chocolate chunks (booty!), and added the oaty texture (topographical features). I went to a pirate-themed bar last night and this may have influenced my thoughts.
Then I decided to add the nutrition info, thought it'd be a nice graphic touch. By the time I finished that, the other 2 cookies had expanded sufficiently that I had no desire to eat my model. I put it BACK into the package! Yes.
I discovered a baggie of lemon cookies that Severo hadn't found...
my intention was to not eat the entire box, but, um, I did
"Lemon Chalet Cremes™: Featuring a design of Our Chalet in Switzerland, a beloved Girl Scout World Center, this sandwich cookie has a touch of cinnamon-ginger spice that evokes the warmth of a fireside chat on a snowy evening. They are made by Little Brownie Bakers." from: www.girlscoutcookies.org/meet_the_cookies.asp
Cadmium Yellow Pale
Cadmium Yellow Medium
(Cadmium Yellow Deep)
Cadmium Red Light
Cadmium Red Medium
Cadmium Red Deep
Manganese Blue Hue
I made some discoveries:
I didn't have Cadmium Yellow Deep and think maybe I can get along without it
Cadmium Red Med and Deep look the same -- all these years I've bought both! I think of the money I could have saved if I'd done this color array 35 years ago...
(yes, I can't believe I've never done this before - silly me)
So my 20 essential colors are now 18 essential colors.