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Neatness porn. So HOT.

Neatness porn. So HOT.

I like to be organized.

(That doesn’t mean that I am – I just like it better than the alternative.)

It makes me feel more calm.

Sometimes Keith and I let the house get kinda messy and cluttered. It’s not so bad, but we get these piles that grow up like toadstools in little corners…

…the floor next to the couch, the little table for the mail…

Any flat surface in my studio.

If I let these piles go on too long, or get too outta control,grumpy-cat-8141_preview_zps9177ab07 I start getting grumpy.

I’ve realized that I create mess when something doesn’t have a place to go.

We got rid of most of the house piles when we finally cleaned, organized and made room in the linen closet.

Some artists studios are messy, I know. Some artists like to work in that.

I can get messy in the middle of creating – but I need to have a clear space before I start something new.

Pro Tip:

If you can’t find an item you’re looking for in the first place you look – when you do find it, move it back to the first place you looked for it, because that’s where you think it should be kept.


It’s the same for my blog posts

Blog Post Planner

Blog Post Planner

There’s a lot of stuff to include in a blog post if you want to maximize the reader staying on your site, reading more posts, signing up to your mailing list… or whatever goals you’ve decided are important to your art biz.

I like to have systems that work for me so I created a blog post template that I can print out and use to plan my posts and not forget anything that may help me get more oomph to my message.

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In order to become more organized and productive in my art biz, I came up with a checklist of steps required after finishing an art piece.

I’m a visual learner and work better when I have visuals to support my activities. This is just as true for debt repayment and savings – so I created these tools to help me keep on track and stay committed to my financial plans.

I just finished up my Harvest review and co-incidentally, Note to Self published a getting organized podcast today which dove-tailed neatly with some planner tips that I wanted to share. According to science, we get stressed out when we have to hold more than 4 things in our brain at one time. That’s why getting […]

Today I got side-tracked by painting up the front cover of my Art Almanac Planner.

The transfer paper totally didn’t work and I was so bummed out!! I had to free hand it and it’s not as nice as the original design – but it’s okay.

“A place for every thing and every thing in it’s place.” So, imagine my joy to discover that there was such a thing as art inventory databases! Whooo!

I’m on an organizational, planning and tools kick – so I wanted to put together an easy-scan resource that you can use when you need some inspiration and motivation, organization-style.

Even creative entrepreneurs need to check their business numbers. Today is the 2015 Harvest share. I uncover some surprising numbers in social media and realize some stuff that surprises me – but probably shouldn’t have. DERP. Look behind the curtain at the business of a business coach for creative entrepreneurs.

    The Almanac is a labour of love for me. It’s a project where I please myself first; I add & tweak The Almanac to complement how I work and give myself what I need and want to use in a creative business planner. This year is no different and the additions to The […]