Wednesday, February 09, 2011

ORGANIZE YOUR ART SUPPLIES


The old way...

The new way!
I used to have a green and black bag (top) that held all of my quick supplies.  It was one of my favorite things and I will still use it for traveling. I packed it full of all different supplied I might need.  It started to get messy, full and inconvenient.  I just wasn't using everything that I stuffed in there. I feel like if things are messy looking then my brain must be messy.  Silly, I know! So now I use this white organizer that swivels and has little drawers and it looks clean and organized.  Like my brain, right? HA! Not totally sure if this is going to work.  There might not be enough space.....we will see! 

Goofy post I know.  I love organizing.  One of my favorite ways to procrastinate doing something I'm not sure how to do.  Like my next painting.  I'm going to start "Big Balls" today.  Wish me luck!

16 comments:

Sophia said...

Girl...you should come to my place. Ever since I've moved I'm struggling at how to organize my art supplies. Grrrr!!

:)

Happy Wednesday!

patricias fabric art said...

Just been on swapobot and decided to follow you.First thing I see is"organize.... and I just laughed ,if the day even comes around that I can do that Ithink shock will kill all around me!!!

Juliette Crane said...

wow! that's some incredible organization!

thank you so much for adding my how to paint an owl ecourse button to your blog! i cannot wait for class!

thanks for all of the inspiration :)
juliette

Diane said...

I'm always looking for different ways to organize. My art room is so tiny-I'm usually tripping all over myself--keep showing tips!!

-Trashy Betty- said...

Hi, I'm trashybetty from Swap-Bot! Love the blog! I'm now a follower! You can check me out @ www.trashybetty.com

Ces said...

Oooh, now you can come to my house and help me organize mine! Tam, I have something for you on my blog.

B Positive said...

I Like the way you organize your art supplies! I' always perfecting how to store things in a way that I can find them! And I'm sure you can relate to an art area that gets out of control! I'm a swapper from swap-bot. I really enjoy the visuals of your blog!

Becca
http://RTillinghast.blogspot.com

LifeofLoRo said...

I love organizing too! It's what I do to avoid something I'm actually supposed to do. :) I know what you mean about a messy brain. When things are messy my brain doesn't want to work right. I can't focus or het my head straight. Hope the white one works out for you!
shorterthanu44 (swap-bot)

Harvest Moon by Hand said...

What a great organizer! That would make it so much easier to find supplies. I, too, have a bag that has some of my pending projects so when I have to wait somewhere I work a bit on a project. However, it isn't the best organizational system. You've inspired me to find an alternative!

Ann (freespirit66)
Swap-bot
http://harvestmoonbyhand.blogspot.com

starrgazer said...

Lovely blog appearance overall! I always enjoy and organization inspiration, way to create a space to create in.

Shawna said...

I love the different ways you've organized. I wish mine were that organized!

Steve, Brandy, Allie,and Mackenzie said...

Ugh, I try so very hard to keep mine organized...but somehow that just never stays that way! mamatoallie on swapbot

Mimi said...

heya hun! Thats a good way to store your art supplies!! I'm really trying to get back into my art this year!! I keep falling behind! I'm following on my twitter I hope it's ok! I can still read your posts though haha! So it's all good! xxx

Mimi said...

Oh and It's Ichigoshortcake from swapbot haha! From the Follow my blog #2 x

Rochelle said...

The new storage looks so clean. I am so with you, I love storage ideas. I have to have things out where I can see and touch them.

swapbot - stampkrl

Stephanie said...

I easily get distracted with organizing also. I'll start in one spot and hop around the room until it's done, weird huh?

I'm a new follower of your very inspiring blog via swap-bot :) You are very talented :)

Stefenfetchit
http://sdksscraptuary.blogspot.com