Wednesday, June 9, 2010


The downside of having a show of current work is the inevitable return of old unsold pieces. What do you do with this stuff? Yard sale? Goodwill? Probably storage. I've been showing my work for almost 30 years. I have a lot of leftovers. Every few years I go through and weed out the really bad stuff, but I still have a sizable amount stacked and leaned and boxed. Sometimes I daydream about an accidental fire... but it would be hard to confine a fire to just artwork. I mean, it's sitting beside old toys, high chairs, clothes and precious family memorabilia. I suppose I'll keep piling it up. Maybe I should start limiting production. I don't know. I can't come up w/ a good answer to this one. -T


  1. Can me storing it at my house be an answer?? I have this great archiving system...I'd be installing nails and then hanging the pieces vertically. In our home. You know, like art.

  2. Sounds good LJ. I'll load up a truck and head your way.

  3. 'ey tim! when you finish at lisa jo's come by midtown! i got space on my walls and floor. i'm remembering an exchange between the two of us after an arts in the parks show you were in...

    me: "wow, tim i really love your work. one day i hope to be able to afford one."

    you: "rhonda, i can't afford my own work!"

    i'm thinking YART SALE!!!!