Important reminder from Brent Simmons: The Perfect To-Do System Is Not Just Around the Corner.
Also on the art hanging project front, be sure to read wife’s post about it.
Two more pieces hung up high today.
I had the honor of being asked to guest on the 100th episode of the Micro Monday podcast.
We have the benefit of having lots of friends who are artists, so we have a bunch of work from them, but we’ve also collected much in our travels through the years. Therefore, everything we have has a deeply personal connection to us.
One of the things people notice most the first time they come into our home is how much art fills our walls (generally, right before noting how many books we have). Here’s just a couple of examples:
What many don’t know is how much art we have in our basement waiting to be displayed. It’s… a lot:
Since we’re in the middle of our basement cleanup project and last spring we painted the stairwell area, we now have plenty of empty space to fill with much of the art not yet hung. The side benefit of which is to also get a big chunk of it out of the basement.
First, it was such a mess of stuff we needed figure out what was what. So, that started with staging what we had and figuring out what we wanted to hang for sure and was ready to be hung as is, what stuff we had no real attachment to and wish to pass along, what needed frames or other work to hang, etc.
This is more work than it sounds and, perhaps, the most time consuming part of the process. Especially finding and matching frames with things we’d like to hang.
We are far from done but have made a good start. Here’s a before and after with what’s been hung so far:
I think it’s off to a good start. But we have quite a bit left to do. We have much space left to fill. I’ll post some final pics once it’s finished.
Topical to today: Me talking about my favorite musical of all time and, well, a bunch of other musical digressions. Had so much fun relistening to this.
Because, well, it is already pretty difficult to sift the meaning from the noise from the constant connection. It is even more so when you have to question almost everything you see on it for a day.
If I only could, I’d make a deal with God
And I’d get Him to swap our places
And be running up that road, be running up that hill
With no problems
Nicholas Bate and the things you need to measure.
Not only did I just update my Now Page, I finally came up with a plan to update it more regularly.
Related: Digital assistants can be useful if you simply remember to use them.