Thursday, June 5, 2008

Etsy Bloggers Carnival for June 9/08 - My Studio

Oh, I dream of it every day. My own studio space dedicated only to my studio with custom built storage cupboards and room to set up my easel(s) and leave my stuff out while I complete a project. Then I wake up. I take a look around and shudder.

My studio is currently squished into my bed/sitting room. I have a wooden tv table and one of those 'seen on tv trays'. I have a couple of boxes to hold my paper and a couple of plastic bins with drawers to hold my supplies.

I designed a neat little tray for my coloured pencils and markers. I took one of the cardboard trays that softdrink cans come in. Next I took the tubes from toilet paper and paper towels. The paper towel tubes I cut in thirds and the t.p. ones I cut in half. Next, I used tacky glue to glue the first row of tubes to the cardboard tray and to each other. Repeated this row after row until tray was full.

This neat little invention holds my pencils and markers all divided up into colors making a perfect palette from which to select the one I need.

One day maybe I'll have a space with lots of bright clear sunshine, lots of room ... one day


A Keeper's Jackpot said...

I also have dreams of a bigger brighter space! Sounds like you've done great with what you have!

storybeader said...

we work with what we have. I like the sound of your little tray caddy. recycling lives!

Nora said...

Great idea for a pencil holder. My pencil holder has run out of space but I keep stuffing things in. I just might 'steal' your idea! Thanks! :D