Before I get going I've got to give a shout out to Jerkface. Don't know Jerkface? He paints these awesome weird paintings on canvases, sides of buildings, trucks, and so pretty much everything.
Tonight I decided to try my hand at self portrait. Ii've been thinking about ways of experimenting with my thrift store paintings and I wanted to expand the idea beyond just putting things in the paintings. I didn't want to add my own thing into Monet's painting I wanted it to be my canvas. Destruction. Creation.
To be honest, I never expected to be in this situation. I started painting on a whim and now I am actively looking for galleries to hang my work. And because I never took my painting too seriously, I never dealt with any business things. Like inventory or size or description or creation date. None of this mattered . I was an artist making art.
But now here I am with excel, instagram, two blogs, and iphoto open trying to figure all of it out so I can enter a show. In the past I've created a database out of filemaker pro, but I didn't want to waste my time creating a subpar archive. I also didn't want just an excel spreadsheet since it I couldn't really see my pictures and plus I'm not an excel guy. Not my wheelhouse. So good old Googling helped me find the solution.
This website was exactly what I was looking for and more. I was able to create a database of my work that collected an image, name, inventory number, size, and creation date in one place. So now I have a listing of all my pieces and their pertinent info.
Ben J Hutchison
I am an aspiring children's book writer and illustrator.