Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Piles to Files

It must be spring cleaning or something.  I've decided to organize my studio, starting with the piles of prints I have all over the place.  I swear I've got about two feet of prints all tolled.

I went thru every piece and made an inventory of each unique print.  Are you ready for this?  I have 106 separate woodcuts, etchings and monoprints!  That doesn't count multiples and variations either.  Wow.

Now I'm putting them in a gimungous plastic tub (I wish it weren't plastic, but it's the only thing I could find that would hold 11"x15" prints, of which I have a number).  I only have one print larger and I can solve that easily by framing it and hanging it on the wall.  ;- j  I don't want to put the lid on tho.  Maybe I'll drape a cloth over the top. 

I'm still filing but I'll be done soon.  Then I'll have to do some actual art.  ;- ]


Amanda said...

Wow, you have a lot of prints!

I used plastic tubs, sort of reluctantly, too, but recently my studio/laundry room flooded when I was out of town and I was SOOO grateful for the plastic because I didn't lose anything.

Why no lid? Is it bad to close up the prints?

Daniel L. Dew said...

I have had to do this as well. BTW, I found a company, that sells at a decent price and they have storage boxes that I have used for years.

Ellen Shipley said...

Amanda: I think so. I don't know it for a fact, but I've heard prints need air.

Daniel: Thanx, I'll check them out.