Today is the last day of the Seattle Art Fair! This painting, West, is on display at Smith and Vallee Gallery's booth D-59. The entire show is fantastic and I'm delighted to show my work with such remarkable artists.
You can see more of my work at my website, www.lisamcshane.com, or on my inventory site.
Alyson Stanfield has also written about this riveting subject on her great blog here.
I come to these systems with built-in bias. I prefer a FileMaker based system to an Access based system because I think it's a more powerful and smoother software to use. I'd worked for a nonprofit that used Filemaker and it's what I know. I also prefer a system without goofy graphics. I'm an artist. I care how things look. If I open up software every couple of days I would like it to be clean and simple and not ugly.
But computers evolve and the next direction is to the cloud. That is a system where software doesn't live on your computer but you access it via the internet. I operate on 3 devices: my iMac in my office, a lit…
You are young. So you know everything. You leap into the boat and begin rowing. But, listen to me. Without fanfare, without embarrassment, without any doubt, I talk directly to your soul. Listen to me. Lift the oars from the water, let your arms rest, and your heart, and your heart's little intelligence, and listen to me. There is life without love. It is not worth a bent penny, or a scuffed shoe. It is not worth the body of a dead dog nine days unburied. When you hear, a mile away and still out of sight, the churn of the water as it begins to swirl and roil, fretting around the sharp rocks --- when you feel the mist on your mouth and sense ahead the embattlement, the long falls plunging and steaming---then row, row for your life toward it.
Since the post below was first published it's had over 8,000 hits. I have been glad to know that artists are looking for information on how to track their art! Many of you arrived here from Alyson Stanfield's Art Biz classes (thank you Alyson!)
And every once in awhile one of you will contact me and ask what I finally decided on. It's this: Artwork Archive.
Also - and I receive no compensation for this or for my blog write-ups - click here to receive 20% off Artwork Archive. I want you to get organized; I want the good people running Artwork Archive to do well. They are offering you a discount and I think this is good all around.
P.S. My original post from 2010 follows. Note that I no longer have a Dell. It crashed and died right after I wrote this post. The Dell was barely 2 years old. I'm writing this 4 years later on the iMac that replaced it.
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