1) Weed Out
Go through your art book and magazine collection one-by-one and weed out what you don't need anymore and can give away. You could have duplicates or your style has changed. Either way, it's important to clean out what you don't need.
2) Mobile App Help
Use a mobile app to catalog your collection. There are a variety of cataloging apps available (Library Thing, Libib, Book Buddy etc).
3) Within Reach
Display your collection where you can get to them easy, preferably on shelving near your painting/art area.
4) Currently Using
Put the few of your favorite books and magazines, that you are currently reading, in a separate area where you can clearly see them and reach them comfortably.
There are a variety of ways to organize your collection. You can arrange them alphabetically - by title, author, subject, or even by color.
6) Display Options
You can group your collection in magazine holders, notebooks, and just vertically on a shelf using book ends if needed.
A great way to preserve your collection is to cover your favorites with clear book jackets. This can be especially helpful in keeping your books and magazines nice when painting around them <wink!> or when loaning them out. Also, keep your magazines & books dusted and out of direct sunlight which can be very damaging.
8) Quiet Enjoyment
Find a quiet place to sit and take time to enjoy your lovely collection. Use book marks or sticky notes to keep track of your favorite projects and articles.
Happy Collecting & Organizing! Ta Ta for now! ♥ ~ Erika Joanne
I'm Erika Joanne, an artist who enjoys "Sharing Innovative Ways to Paint & Pencil". Paint and learn with me through my pattern packets, videos & workshops. Enjoy!
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