Day: May 3, 2018

Much Work Completed, Backlogged, and not Exhibited Yet, But that is soon to Change

DEALING WITH BACKLOGGED ARTWORKS YET TO BE EXHIBITED

So…

I constantly have new artworks…in the works.

Thus, I have many completed works that I have yet to exhibit here on my blog. That is soon to change: I just need to focus! Use the Force, Nawfal! LOL!

I think the main reason I am backlogged on the exhibition of my work here, is simply, because that is the final step in my process of working.

In simplified terms, my Work Process is thus:

  1. Planning / Cognitive Creation.
  2. Putting Ink to Paper.
  3. Completion of Work and Final Processes.
  4. Photographing the Work.
  5. Basic Editing of Photographs.
  6. Complex Editing of Photographs.
  7. Creation of Photographic Artwork.
  8. Uploading Art Photographs to My Art Gallery Sales Website, at http://nawfalnur.imagekind.com/ , and doing ALL the text detailing needed to prepare each photograph for sale.
  9. Composing Blog Posts at https://smokephotographist.wordpress.com/ to explain, exhibit, and market each new art photograph.

These are complex steps, and much of the time I get stuck at Step 4; and leave it to say, I am frustrated with this fact because I’m a Photographer! This should not be happening, but it does. Therefore, I complete a lot of works, and only then do I photograph these completed works, in batches.

  • Therefore, Steps 1 thru 3 are easy for me, but Steps 4 thru 9 are done only occasionally.
  • And thus, I need to work on photographing my artworks on a more regular schedule.

It is a Good Idea to Identify Where in Your Work Process You Have Problems

Steps 8 and 9 are also slow-going much of the time. Perhaps because Steps 8 and 9 are more like Administrative Tasks, and I find them not so fun, or maybe, too redundant. I have difficulty concentrating on repetitive tasks—I find repetitive tasks very boring.

All that I know for sure, is that I’m aware of where I get clogged-up in my work process. That is a good start. That being the case, I know where in my process I need to improve and streamline, or make it less redundant.

How BACKLOGGED Am I with Publishing and Exhibiting My Pen Artworks and Art Photography?

I think my Backlogged Artwork Period is from about 19 June 2017 until the Present. I didn’t count the number of artworks, but it is approximately 30 artworks, and probably 200 photographs.

Tips?!?

1) Work more efficiently.

2) Avoid unproductive distractions.

3) Focus!

4) “Use the Force!”

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