Thursday, February 25, 2010

Organizing An Art Studio

Today I worked with a client to organize her art studio.

Her goal was to de-clutter an area that she would be comfortable working in it. After determining which part of the room would give her the best natural light, we repositioned some of the furniture to use the space most efficiently.
It was important to have the supplies for her current project easily accessible

Getting organized saves time and money. We sorted her supplies so that she knows what she has and will not spend money buying duplicate materials. We put all of her picture frames in one area. Imagine her surprise when she realized that she had over 60 frames.

In the 25 plus years that I have been an organizer, I have worked with a number of artists . People have asked me if they require a different approach to organizing. The key to working with creative people is helping them set up visual systems so they can see a specific place for supplies to go.

Clutter stifles creativity. If you are tired of working in your disorganized studio, help is only a phone call away. Contact me at 978-922-6136.

When was the last time you cleared the clutter out f your studio?

Do you have trouble finding containers to keep your supplies in?

What is the greatest obstacle to working in your studio?

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Skating Party Saturday February 20th 1-3pm

Skating Party

Our Foundation Celebration Skating Party 20 February 2010

The Ipswich Museum in conjunction with the Alexander Knight House (AKH) Team invites the public to a skating party to celebrate the completion of the foundation for the re-creation of the CA 1657 Alexander Knight House foundation.

Bring your beach chair for changing into your skates and skate with us on Sally's Pond next to the Whipple House between 1-3 PM on Saturday 20 February 2010.

Hot cocoa and snacks will be served. Event runs weather and ice conditions permitting.

Parking in the Town lot adjacent to the Police Station. FREE!

Can't find time to have fun? I help my clients find time to have fun.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Free College Funding Workshop February 24th

One of my colleagues, Dick Joseph, is conducting a Free College Funding Workshop on Wednesday, February 24th from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Osgood Landing at 1600 Osgood Street in North Andover . I would love to have you and your family attend.

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Telling you about this workshop is an example of how I can save you time and money.
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Saturday, February 13, 2010

Happy Valentine's Day

Happy Valentine's Day!

Every year on Valentine's Day I made liver and onions for dinner.

Believe it or not, that is what my husband and I ordered for dinner on our first date. It was 47 years ago at the Harvard Grill, in Harvard Square, Cambridge.

Treat yourself to spending time with someone you love.

What are you doing on Valentine's Day?

Happy Valentines Day

Happy Valentine's Day!

Every Valentine's Day I make liver and onions for dinner. That is what my husband and I ordered for dinner on our date.

What are you doing to celebrate Valentine's Day?

Plan to spend sometime with someone you love

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Stuck in the snow? Work on your taxes.

If you are in the house because of the snow, it is a good time to work on your taxes.

I am going to walk my talk and work on mine. It is my top priority today.

Having trouble prioritizing? Visit to see how I can help.

NEW Location of Newburyport Ma Data Security Law Seminar

The Newburyport Chamber Ma Data Security Law Seminar

NEW LOCATION: Newburyport Public Library Community Room, 94 State Street
** Please enter through back door off Prince Place. Parking on State and in municipal lot off Prince.

See previous post for details.

MA Data Security Law Seminar Feb.17th

Seminar planned on new security law
NEWBURYPORT — The Greater Newburyport Chamber of Commerce & Industry will be presenting a seminar on the New Massachusetts Data Security Law.
This law requires all Massachusetts companies, whether they have 1 or 1,000 employees, to implement a Data Security Plan by March 1. It requires all companies — large or small — holding in any form: a Massachusetts citizen's name combined with any one of the following: credit card number, Social Security number, driver's license number/state issued ID, or financial information/account number to protect it according to stringent laws. Substantial financial penalties may apply for non-compliance.
The speaker is Laurie LaBrie of Integrated Staffing. It is sponsored by The Institution for Savings and will be held at the Institution for Savings Lending Center at 93 State St., on Wednesday, Feb. 17 from 7:45 a.m.-10 a.m. Parking is available on State Street and in municipal lot.
The cost is $15 for members and $25 for non-members. Pre-registration is required.
For more information and to register, contact Patty St. John at 978-462-6680, ext. 14, or visit

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Time Saving Tip: Voice Activated Software

My husband gave me the greatest birthday gift, a gift of time, Dragon Naturally Speaking software.

I had been listening to the ads for Dragon and saying to myself " I need that." So you can imagine how excited I was when he gave it to me.

Because I am a slow typist, I can already see that it will save me time. I use it with Outlook,
Word, Excel, and Quicken. It also works on the Web, searching, accessing info, and navigating Web pages by speaking URLs and links.

Have you used voice activated software? How do you like it? Do you think it saves you time?

To learn other ways that I can save you time

Friday, February 5, 2010

Wear Red Save 20% Now-Sunday, February 7th

Wear Red Save 20% Now-Sunday, February 7th at Macy's.

Show your support for national Wear Red Day.

Wear red, or purchased a Red Dress Pin, for $2.00, at any register and get the extra 20%
( 10% in some departments).

Macy's will donate all Red Dress proceeds to American Heart Association's Go Red for Women movement.

Just think you have the fun of shopping in the fulfillment of donating to the American Heart Association simultaneously. Enjoy your shopping spree!

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Wednesday, February 3, 2010

NShore Jazz ProjectConcert My Funny Valentine

Love jazz...Float on dreamy vocals of Sandi Bedrosian, John Hyde, and friends.
Drinks, snacks, cash bar.

My Funny ValentineFriday, February 12, 20107:30-11 P.M.

John Archer's home10 North StreetDanvers, MA

$20 at the door $17 in advance Hear a music sample >>

John Archer opened our fund-raiser with three songs and was so excited to see the response to the NSJP that he is opening his house to for a "My Funny Valentine" party on February 12th.

To learn more about the North Shoire Jazz Project visit:

February 5th is National Wear Red Day

February 5th is National Wear Red Day

By doing so you'll help save women's lives -perhaps the life of someone you know.

Did you know that heart disease is the #1 killer of women?

Wear red, and/or the GO RED FOR WOMEN sticker and speak up about the risk of heart disease in women.

Our Hearts. Our Choice.

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