Organizing towards Productivity!

Greetings from Byrdcall Studio:

It’s been a great summer in the studio due to the air-conditioning and good insulation. Hope you all have kept cool through the dog days.

I’m going to share a touch of personal info here.  I’ve been having distraction and productivity problems this summer.  I have had so much to do and plenty of time to do it, but the days have ticked by, goals unmet.  (Can anyone relate?)  So, I happened upon  Alyson B. Stanfield who goes by   I signed up for a 3 ½ week long “Get Organized” class online.  Now I am gradually knocking off my distractions like disorganized paper filing, computer filing, and messy desk.  I am keeping a better “task list.”  There is one week left to go and then, LOOK OUT!  I will be one lean mean artist machine…well, not exactly, but I’ll make sure I have productive fun in the studio everyday.  Wish me luck.  Next time you see me, ask me how the organization is working for me…now I am accountable to you, so I’ll take my quest more seriously.

I had a great day of shirt sales (and awesome music!) at Hot August Blues Fest last Saturday.  I’ll be printing many shirt orders in the coming week so if you need a shirt or two, check out the woodcuts and linocuts on my web site and let me know your size and favorite colors.

Upcoming Events I want to share:

Artomatic@Frederick: This is worth putting on your calendar.  From September 28 – Nov. 6, I will have a wall of my art work hanging along with 200+ other artists at the old Frederick County  Public School building at 115  Church Street, just a stone’s throw from the heart of Market St.  Over the 5 week period 10,000- 15,000 visitors will walk through the halls and offices to see a wide variety of art forms.  Check it out.

Mistletoe Mart:

Thursday – Saturday, November 10-12 at the First Ascension  Church, 23 Court St., Westminster, MD.  50 Juried artisans.  It costs $6 to get in the door, but you won’t be disappointed.  Always an excellent show.

BazaArt at American Visionary Art Museum, Baltimore.

Sat., Nov. 26. This show is always FUN, FUN, FUN.  Check out the link for details.  Free, and did I mention FUN?

Carroll County Artists Studio Tour Sat. and Sun., December 3 and 4.  This is your invitation to drop by my studio –and 11 other studios in Carroll County.  I have never participated in this event before.  I’m really looking forward to sharing my studio with you.  Most of you only know the work that I present in my 10’ x 10’ tent.  Now you can see the vast array of art and craft I create.  Please stop in, and bring your list of people you want gifts for.  I have unique items for the ones who are hard to shop for.

Now you can see why it is so important for me to GET ORGANIZED.  Wish me luck.  Please feel free to repost or share with your friends.  Many thanks.


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