As an artist on the go, getting organized is a BIG job!
Currently, for me, organizing is a slap and dash activity! Rather than the sustained habitual method that I could cultivate.
Here is an example of under-organized or forgetful, you pick!
Yesterday I made a video of my work (I made the art earlier this year). I wanted to create content, share my art from a different vantage point, and generally look for ways to reach out and share what I do.
The whole time I was creating the video yesterday in PremirePro CC, I felt like this was the very first time I had ever created a video!
I shared yesterday’s video creation on YouTube then on social media announcing it as my first ever video!
Then I woke up this morning.
I have made 6 videos and posted them on YouTube! What?!?! SIX! When?
Clearly I need to be more organized, or get focused. What am I doing here? Why do people follow what I do? Why do I keep making art?
I want to get organized and stay hyper creative and generally free from structure—I treasure my flexible lifestyle.
Here I am, it is August 1 and I am feeling the pressure. The pressure of 2018 coming to a close. We are well past the 1/2 way point of the year! This is about the time each year that I start asking myself questions. Questions like: have I reached my goals for myself? Did I sell enough art? How much is enough art to share my voice? Have I reached as many people as I’d like to? Do I have new goals for the back half of 2018?
There are new-old goals. Yes, I want to keep a smoother work flow. I’d like to solidify my daily habits. A wonderful miracle would be for my art business to be organized and linear.
This all eludes me!
Nothing is linear or smooth. Habits do help! Being organized could help even more!
To complicate things I have been living in two places for nearly two years now (October will be my 2 year anniversary of not living in one place). This is a whole other story!
I wonder if I should buy and use a mobile art studio!
I even want to get all the ideas and stuff I read online organized in electronic format so that I can share info through my books and blog posts. But what about starting with organizing my own content online!?! Clearly this ought to take priority!
Today I added a page to my website. There are links to all my videos, not just the one I made yesterday!
One organizational task—off my list!
Getting organized is a forever task, but I started with one thing today.
Thanks for reading. Now it’s time for me to get even more organized! Or make more art!