|July 4 28 x 39 encaustic on canvas on panel|
Yesterday I saw a facebook post by Joanne Mattera saying she was busy doing inventory.
Inventory, a huge thorn in my side.
For years I had a book with titles, info, inventory number sold or not but what good did that do me? Not much. Now I have folders on my computer that show the images; where things are, where they are going, if they are home and if they are sold. What is this doing for me? Not much, apparently.
( I do have an account with one of the online programs but when I went to enter the information I was overwhelmed. Did anyone say I need an intern????).
July 4th was in my home folder but it is not in my home, studio or racks. When I realized this, I traced it back to some paper work which placed it at my solo show at the Center for Visual Arts, fall of 2010. I know I brought it home and it may have made it out to a local venue after that....one that didn't have a folder on my desktop. I don't have a record of selling it. I keep going back through my racks thinking it is hidden amongst the graduate school paintings.
I sent out some feelers with an image but all said they didn't have the painting.
You know, it is not like my keys or cell phone that will show up in my garbage, under the bed or in my back pocket. It is a painting!! It is somewhere.
Ok. I confessed. I have misplaced a painting. Not my finest moment.
Anyone else? Probably not.
Working on my inventory is top on my to do list.
So the next question is which program do you use to keep track of your work?
And if you see July 4th somewhere please let me know.