I was reading an article about work capacity. It’s a physics
concept that I haven’t thought much about since I was in high school but it’s
one of those great concepts that really can apply to so much more than just
physics. The article that I was reading was about working out and being able to
more than the next person when you need to but I was thinking how can I apply
that concept to art, because really it doesn’t matter too much to me if I can’t
relate it to art.
So I got to thinking what can I do to increase my work
(art) capacity. I came up with 4 items to do so. For the next 4 weeks I’m going
to post a new work(art) capacity item.
#3 Organize. Organization takes time to set up
but if you sort through things get it set up and make a change to always put things back where they belong it becomes
second nature. If you always know where your needles, thread and hole punches
are you can save a lot of time by not having to search for them. During busy
times I let my studio go to hell and it’s the worst time for me to do that, but
it usually takes 15 minutes for me to clear everything out and get back to
These are simple examples of things I do to
increase my work capacity so I can make more books.
Next Week: Use your Tools