For days now I have been cleaning and reorganizing my studio. How did I ever collect so much stuff?
The job has taken longer than it should because of the books. I have a large collection of art books that need to be reduced. I sorted them into three piles – keep, sell and maybes. It’s the maybes that have taken the most time because I have to go through them all, sometimes just flipping through pages, others are put aside to be read again.
Books have always been a very important part of my life. I grew up with a den full of books and a library within walking distance of home. Today we still have a den full of books, plus a large bookcase in my office and, of course, another large bookcase filled with art books in my studio.
The art books to be sold have been listed in my Ebay Store and only a few maybes are left to be added after I check them out.
I am also a collector of still-life stuff – old crocks, vintage copper, brass and silver items. Old figurines, vases and other vintage and worn treasures. Chips, dents and cracks only add to their character. Most are remnants of our antiquing days and trips to flea markets and thrift stores. Some are family heirlooms. These are my painting treasures and have been dusted and replaced on their shelves.
It’s so hard to get rid of anything. Maybe I just need a larger studio, or more shelves.
Here is the link to the book section of my Ebay Store - just in case you need to add another art book to your collection.
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