Daily Archives: March 5, 2014

Forward March: New Month, New Goals & Schedule

Last_Leaves_Triptych_Part_One_copyright_Michaela_Harlow_michaelaharlow.comLast Leaves Triptych, Part I, 2011 – 16″ x 16″, pastel on paper (24″ x 19″)

As March begins, and my email inbox begins to fill with garden design requests and myriad other responsibilities, the need for a solid studio schedule and clearly defined boundaries is becoming more and more critical. In 2014, my first priority is my artwork. In order to reach this year’s goals, I need to set aside specific studio days to continue painting and additional days for attending to professional tasks (such as maintaining this website and blog). I also need to schedule days outside the studio to travel and explore; to see other artist’s work and research exhibition opportunities. I am planning to devote two to three days out of every Sunday through Wednesday, to art this year. And at least one of those four days will be reserved for recharging my creative batteries.

 ‘Saturday Smalls’ blog posts will continue through March 20th. Thereafter, Sunday will become a studio journaling day, for the remainder of this month. Wednesdays will become my second, dedicated posting day, from this week onward. If this schedule works, my plan is to continue posting on Sundays and Wednesdays, throughout the spring and summer months. Weekend blog posts will feature new work, and mid-week postings will vary in theme.

Gilded_Remnant_I_copyright_michaela_harlow_michaelaharlow.com Gilded Remnants I, 2013 -16″ x 16″, pastel on paper (24″ x 19″)

Today’s post gives a little peek at my recent, behind-the-scenes work. Beyond painting, panel cutting, priming, mat cutting and supply ordering, the somewhat daunting task of cataloging three years of artwork has been consuming many hours. I many cases, I am re-photographing paintings or resizing/formatting photos, cataloging and watermarking images, and checking sizes and dates for accurate inventory on this site. I’m also still pricing work. There’s so much to do. Eventually, the main part of the website will have a new look and complete gallery pages. Today’s post offers a peek at some of the reformatted images from the collection of artwork available here at the studio.

Green_Mountain_Slope_michaela_harlow_michaelaharlow.com Green Mountain Slope, 2012 – 20″ x 15″, pastel on paper (24″ x 19″)

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