Rotation Day

Today was rotation day. The last time I did this was when the clocks changed in Spring. I'm going to diarise the next rotation at the Autumn time change as I need the extra hour to complete the task.

Obviously I'm not talking about my watches, as they're rotated daily or more often. Today's watch is a recent purchase which I'm really enjoying.

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No, today the paintings were rotated around the house. Thankfully I installed gallery tracking so the actual moving, positioning and levelling is easy, between 2 and 5 minutes each.

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Finding enough wallspace unfortunately isn't so straightforward, so about two dozen have been rotated out (some passed to MILs walls). I don't think we're likely to move house for another 10 years, which at our current consumption adds another 30 - 50 artworks, so renting a storage unit is on the cards.

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Watches on the other hand take up relatively little space. 30 - 50 extra watches is only a couple of boxes. I don't know why I worry about how many I own. Of course I can only wear two watches max at a time whereas I'm able to enjoy dozens of paintings every day, which is probably why I find it easy to buy a painting but have to analyse a watch in detail and think about it for a while.

Gratuitous photo of oil painting, "Closers Only" by Gabe Leonard, who doesn't shy away from adding a masculine watch to a masculine painting... I like this image of the watch, it reminds me that although a loupe can add to (or subtract from) the enjoyment of a watch, an emotional response can be triggered by far less detail...

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