Wednesday, August 18, 2010
What's the Plan, Man?
In just a few days, Zack will start school and I know the onslaught of worksheets and art projects coming home will begin again. The next week, Sammy will start pre-school and he'll have items too. I hate how disorganized I feel about saving them and how hard it is to throw them away. I wish I would date everything immediately - how can I get myself do that? I'd like to save just a small selection of compelling or representative items, but how to choose, and where to store, and what to do with them later?
Earlier in the summer I polled my friends and got some ideas. Two have an art wire where they hang current projects. One has a portfolio where she keeps a selection of "keeper" pieces, that then get weeded out and replaced as the portfolio gets too full. I am working on incorporating some form of those for our family. I also need to deal with all the stuff they will be bringing home from school that isn't necessarily "art".
Here is one awesome book I like that showcases the schoolwork and art from a single year.
I like that but if I ever hope to do anything like it (or just keep from having piles of incoming junk sitting everywehre!) I need a plan for what to do with pieces as they arrive. I want to work on that over the next few days... because a few days is all I have left and then it's school time!