Daddy's Christmas Angel

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Reorganizing My Art Studio Brings Back Memories

My art on view now at Prince George Gallery in Williamsburg. ©MMSikes
After bringing home a variety of new materials with no good place to put them, I decided to reorganize my art studio. The project has brought challenges, excitement, and memories.

For years, I have stored cards and invitations to art events from various galleries. It's enlightening to see the evolution of quality in these invitations. Many of the early ones are black and white; some are paper prints from a copy machine. Later on, the cards got slicker and much nicer. A lot of the artists are no longer with us or are no longer making art.

I've discovered lost or misplaced art supplies. And I have found little painting treasures I had forgotten I'd made.

I don't know how long this project will take, but, upon completion, I think it will be well worth the effort. Hopefully, I'll have photos to post before too long.

6 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Seeing the evolution of your work would be cool.

Mary Montague Sikes said...

Yes, Alex. I hadn't realized. And I probably won't get to the big, long studio closet anytime soon.

Michael Di Gesu said...

Hi, Mary,

What a FUN project.... Imagine all the hidden treasures you will come across....

Birgit said...

I'm loving your art work! The one strikes me is the upper right...such bold colours plus the bottom right is so well done. Love the colours and style which is so different from the others. Each are unique. It will be very interesting to see the evolution of these cards from the beginning to now

L. Diane Wolfe said...

I bet you're having a wonderful trip down memory lane.

Mary Montague Sikes said...

Thank you, Michael, Birgit, an Diane for commenting. This project is going to take much longer than I imagined, but I am hoping to persist. The 26-foot long by about 10-foot studio art closet has yet to be tackled.