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LOVE YOUR ART-Saving a Preserving your WORK

This month is "LOVE YOUR ART" month for the representation of our LOVE in February and our LOVE for our ART. We have many ways in which we LOVE art, we love our own art, we love art historians, we love art history, we love the classics, we love to go and visit art galleries, we share and love each other's art and the list goes on and on. Sometimes art can arrive in our lives in unexpected ways of inspiration and ability to afford supplies and the demands of our lifestyles differ from time to time. It is important to have a system developed for your particular LOVES of ART.

Where are you going to put that? Sometime we may ask.

Instead of letting that discourage, let your self find a way to STORE and PRESERVE.

In making art, we know that supplies can take up a lot of room, and so can drying works, and storing them. What if it is a big installation? We have the cure to surviving in an ART ENVIRONMENT.

LOVE YOUR ART ways of Preserving and Storing your ARTWORK:

1. Begin by making a designated area(s) that you dedicate to YOUR work area, or DESK SPACE-this is where the making of the art is accomplished!

2. In another space that is usually protected and, clean create a place where you will store materials like-papers, canvases of different sizes, and TOOLS.

a. The tools should be stored in small boxes, each for a particular genre of art focus, like Printmaking, Oil Paints, and Acrylic Paints for example.

b. Another section should have canvases that are not "stressing" another canvas, by pressing into another stretched canvas-usually canvases of the same size on top of each other work very well. Then paper, paper can be stored more easily as different kinds together.

c. Any ART material that is the "CANVAS" the beginning of an art piece will be stored here-a great place to visit when you need inspiration!

3. The next space is a working-drying-area, in which you can let pieces dry, and keep pieces that are important at the moment out so that you can see them. A "Drying Rack" or a small shelve area, in which you can adjust the height of the shelves works well. And with all ART-keep your workspaces clean.

4. Your Digital and Computer works are stored on Flash Drives and Folders, but you still need to keep these organized in some way. These can be labeled with a SHARPIE and put into it's own box in your DESK or ART Space.

5. Cameras and other Digital Equipment need their own box, and space by your desk.

6. When a project, or series of works is complete and they are not being prepared for a show or displayed in some way, put these in a box.

(save the boxes from deliveries, or ask the Grocery store for extra boxes-they are happy to help, instead of throwing them away)


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