Wednesday, July 8, 2009


I started out early in the studio finding the perfect place for each little piece of minutiae that crossed my path. Today was going to be the final day of organization. But no. After a few hours I was seeking some form of creative avoidance. I soon found myself at my computer. I started moving tons of photos onto the extra hard drive and finally freed up enough space to start working on my book. provides free software downloads with the instructions, guidance and templates to self publish all kinds of books. I am working on a companion book for my Variations workshop. I really got caught up in the process and am slowly learning the ins and outs of this program. Today I designed the cover, the introduction and a few additional pages.

To add to the mix, my website has been redesigned with the ability to be interactive and I will be able to update it myself, much like the blog but more personalized. My web designer is ready to give me hands on lessons on exactly how to do this. I am anxious to have the new web design activated. So, my time management skills will need to magically show up and save the day. Or maybe it's my self-discipline that needs to emerge from where it's been hiding.

Well, life is never boring. I just get excited about too many things at one time. It reminds me of that wonderful expression: "I jumped on my horse and rode off in all directions!"

Here are a few pictures of the new shelves and one perfectly organized cupboard. More to follow.


Nava said...

It's so tidy it's almost scary :-)

I need to do that too, though I know that in my case, it will go back to chaos within 2 weeks of creativity. Just call me Sisyphus.

Anonymous said...

Hi Myrna,
I applaud your determination to tidy up your studio. I am doing mine bits and pieces at a time. I haven't tackled the closet. Your website sounds interesting; I look forward to seeing the changes.

Magdalena Bogart said...

There is nothing more supportive to painting than an organized studio.

Chaos is like gravity, it just happens and we have to keep organizing to free up the mind to paint.

Very encouraging and inspiring, Myrna!

Would you share the name of your web designer with me? I have to tackle both of my websites to be easier to manage.


Anonymous said...

Such organization! I want to see the photos next year at this time! But, you are so lucky to have that space and such orderly space, at that!

Anonymous said...

Let me know when your book will be ready, I would love to have a copy.

Myrna said...

The trick is not cleaning it up, it is keeping it organized. I am going to do my best to keep things under control.

My web designer is my son, Kevin. He is just setting up his new business. You can contact him at

Jeb said...

I'm about to clean up around my office/studio too.....wish me luck!

Constance said...

OMG I am impressed!

Am doing the same as we have a big workshop tomorrow....

I plan a book on blurb as well. In comparing them all-- they seemed to be the most user friendly.

You Go Girl!

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