Keeping organized is one of the Most Important Things an artist can do.
But most artists suck at it. And they know it.
The problem is when they adopt it as part of their personality – some even going so far as to joke about it!
Why artists resist organizing themselves (not counting lunacy):
- They think it’s somehow limiting or restricting
- They think they’re so far gone that sorting themselves out is overwhelming, if not impossible
- They’re not sure how to go about it, or what to do
They think it’s limiting
“I just ‘go with the flow’. Rules and structure stifles creativity”.
Sorry, this is just plain B.S. and wrong thinking, and artists that cling to it are making excuses (there, I said it).
It’s impossible to make the most out of your career without:
- A plan
- Some structure to support our efforts
- Some order to reduce bottlenecks and make things smooth
Structure IS freedom!
If you know where things are, how things get done, and can access information in an instant…
- You’re free from clutter in your environment and your mind,
- You do things ONCE and let the systems take over, which frees up mental and creative abilities and reduces stress,
- You’re not rummaging, searching, pulling your hair, or cursing because “It’s around here somewhere”…
They think it’s too late
Better late than never, and if you haven’t gotten proactive lately, it feels pretty great. Managing your art doesn’t have to be a drag, and the payoff is huge!
They’re not sure what to do
The trick is to use the right tool for the job… and we’ve found a dashed good one to help artists!
Managing Your Art isn’t difficult: in the following video I interview Alice Whitfield from Artwork Archive.
We talk about:
- What organization means when you have it
- Some of the problems artists have in organizing themselves
- Why it’s not only safe, it’s a HUGE benefit to use The Cloud
- Why technology is FINALLY useful and easy (the .com crash not only got rid of some terrible business ideas, it also told those propellorheads to make things, y’know, usable)
- and we introduce Artwork Archive – a terrific new tool specifically for artists…!
Hi Owen 🙂
This is very interesting & Alice explained things very well. Have been combing through Artwork Archive – I’ll use that. It’s brilliant.
Thank you for telling us about this.
Have a good one.
Thanks Laurie! It’s a dashed good system! 🙂
This looks interesting. I think it will be a big job for me to get completed as I have many sculptures in my sales list and all are limited editions, so keeping track has been a night mare.
If I can get it done however it will be a great asset.
Now who is the miracle worker that will organize my studio…and me!
Diane M Anderson
I love Artist Archive! They are the best! And their support is great! Any artist that wants to grow needs this!!!
I’ve been using Artwork Archive for a couple of years now and it is totally brilliant. It has transformed the way I work and saves me HOURS if not Days! Being able to access all the information from my phone/tablet/computor anywhere has been so useful.
Once the basic data is added for each piece/contact I’m able to instantly generate portfolio pages invoices, certificates, wall labels, address labels, consignment sheets, inventory reports and more. You can also choose to share each piece on a public page. Here’s mine for example 😉 https://www.artworkarchive.com/artwork/sarah-jane-brown
I love it! I pay the fee for professional version and its worth every penny.
Sarah Jane Brown
It’s pretty terrific! 🙂
I’m having a problem with your video, so decided to go into your guests site. I am presently organizing my art, so found your post interesting. I had a problem finding the monthly or yearly fee. Can you give me the amount please.
Hey Maria! The thing to do is to contact them; they have different packages based on what your needs are…