Kathleen Schildmeyer, who is in my Get Organized class, wants to know what to do with old art. Some of her ideas . . .
Probably for the artwork that does not represent my current style I should do a “clean out the studio sale” and sell these at a discounted price for the opening of the new studio space.
Then there is the question about what do I do with the cards that no longer represent my current style, how about Christmas gifts, or a token gift with purchase?
And the watercolor postcards [original watercolors on torn watercolor paper], perhaps include them in a journal or scrapbook of some kind. Another thing I could do is to scan them in the computer and arrange them in a digital format to create a book to share with family?
Some art philosophers have claimed there is too much art to keep around forever. And many artists have destroyed art that no longer served their direction.
What do you think? What do you do with “old art”–art you no longer actively show or seek an audience for? Is there a point at which you should destroy it or just give it away?