I put all my answers to these questions on index cards and arranged them on a giant bulletin board in my computer/studio room. I added pictures, articles, notes and even an old 45 for additional support. I really didn't make changes or hardly ever looked at the board since I arranged the pictures and cards in 2011.
Granted, I've been working more seriously at this since we decided we are putting our house on the market next summer, but it is striking how I've been working at this since 2011 and still have so far to go.
What's with Artists and ClutterI'm not sure if artists in particular are more prone to clutter than others or that I read a lot of art magazines but I have found several articles about getting rid of clutter as I sort through and dump my old art magazines. (I'm saving these articles for now to read weekly to keep me on motivated.) What I am realizing is how much time this is taking and, as I continue to root through my stuff, how little time I am spending on making art, which is what I really want to be doing.
One of the best critiques about clutter hwas made by George Carlin a long time ago, but still so relevant today. Classic George Carlin on Stuff