So, the idea is to have a sense of knowing where the essential things are and how it will be dealt with. For example, The French saying, Mise en place, or Knolling too.
The problem with artists since the start is that they are well..disorganized for the worse.
‘See, I figured out that by starting off with having a complete layout of what you actually use regulatory, and start sorting and finally subtracting the clutter that your business and life in general will be more controllable. It’s this case of figuring out what you really need and don’t need.
I’ve been working on this concept of organizing and doing what is best described as pro-level packing, to a point of being somewhat anal retentive of how I even stack my groceries and tell off the clerks since they suck at packing like a pro.
It’s the concept of knolling, pro-level packing, and having a master list that is fundamental to why I’m efficient even without the cutting edge technology, since I figured out the fundamentals to organization and cutting out what is well junk.
The french saying of mise en place, is key to artist too, not only chefs.
You want to save time and energy while doing the work, you need all the edge you can get.
Kind of always stuck to a certain type of tool set myself while working, and it’s been going strong for months or years if the product can handle the level of stress I’m giving it.
When the meaning behind of everything in it’s place, it can extend not only on the work table, but all the way to the shelving system I thought of. So having a designated spot to put you specific range of tools is key. Like, it saves much time and energy, not having to deal with complexity, you want to be so efficient that you are a drawing machine that draws over the others on the creative battlefield.
The Basics of Knolling goes along the lines of this, from wikipediaof course.
BULLET VIII: ALWAYS BE KNOLLING (ABK)
- Scan your environment for materials, tools, books, music, etc. which are not in use.
- Put away everything not in use. If you aren’t sure, leave it out.
- Group all ‘like’ objects.
- Align or square all objects to either the surface they rest on, or the studio itself.
Look , even if it’s not part of your virtue signaling on Instagram, knolling can be helpful if you are somewhat stuck, and might need pointers and have a somewhat of a fancy layout of what you have in say your bag and on-person.
It’s a very visual way of knowing what is either in your carry or quiver systems or what ever was left behind on the floor or desk/drawers.
So, you should ask your self the following.
- What to eliminate?
- What to keep?
- How to arrange the things you keep?
- How to streamline the layout for maximum efficiency?
- Organization vs Actual Use
- Just in Time or Just in Case?
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