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Back to Work in the Studio

August 14, 2009

A couple of nice surprise sales yesterday and today from my Etsy shop have guaranteed that I will be working this weekend in the studio. It’s a small thing, but one of the two original collages that were sold will need to be affixed to a background to give it a nice border, since that is the way I present them in my shop. Then I will pack them up in a nice reinforced envelope to send out on Monday.

One thing that I made sure of through this move:  my Etsy shop inventory was in boxes that were labeled prominently and directed to the appropriate location in the new house. I was able to put my hands right on them when we got here.

In addition, I’ve had sales of three downloadables for use with collage and other artworks. Those were backed up and backed up again in preparation for the move. All I had to do was access them on either of my computers or, failing that, there were backups on CDs.

I am truly back in business!

8 Comments leave one →
  1. August 15, 2009 6:57 pm

    Good to see you getting all set up again, Martha.

    • August 17, 2009 10:37 am

      Cheryl, it seems to be moving slow as molasses, but I know it will get up and running before I know it.

  2. August 16, 2009 6:39 am

    Sometimes good organization is an inspiration. Way 2 go, Martha!

    I hope to never move from our cherished farmhouse, but it occurs to me that my next PC represents a “move” of sorts. The poor tool is in the shop getting a complete B.U. in preparation for its demise.

    • August 18, 2009 3:32 am

      Ah, Casey. I’m sure you will love your new computer, whatever you choose!

      I git rid of my old PC finally, a couple of months before our move. I gave it to my grandson for his lawn business. Before that, I backed up files gradually, over a period of weeks, and only selectively.

  3. August 17, 2009 9:45 am

    Martha — Your entry reminds me of the importance of not only back-up (yes, I read about Casey’s PC problems earlier!), but we also need to be thinking “archival backup.” That’s part of my job — and we tend to forget that it’s not only the copies we make/store, but also the equipment we use to view, etc. Might I recommend, if you are serious about your work, to have museum-quality archival negatives made. I’ve had this done for historical photographs and it ensures that, no matter the future changes in technology, your artwork can be re-created (digitally, giclee, etc.).

  4. August 17, 2009 8:57 pm

    It’s always so great when there is a burst of Etsy activity. Wonderful!

    • August 18, 2009 3:45 am

      Yes, Seth! What’s up with that, anyway? I find it to be very temperamental. However, I did just renew some things that had expired over the month or so of our move, so I guess they looked new! 😉

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