If you're like me, you are constantly looking for ways to improve your creative work flow. My creative center is a large corner computer desk and printer stand unit located in a corner of our bedroom. What started out as a painting corner has now evolved to incorporate art journals, mixed media and paper crafting of all sorts! The desk unit has adopted a three-tiered, 3-drawer 12x12 scrapbook paper organizer (which holds more than paper) and a 5-shelf bookshelf, plus two multi-bin storage caddy's ( the type used by our gentlemen in their garage! lol). Additionally, I've had to get extra brush caddies for both watercolour and acrylic brushes along side my oil brushes. It seems that I am constantly reorganizing things as my supplies and materials stash grow.
Watching my friend Jean demonstrate building a desk organizer on her U-Stream The Musical Scrapper recently, gave me an idea for a special need I had.
My Prismacolour Pencil collection has been a constant source of fuss because, for ease of use, it requires the colours to be separated by family. I had four connected cubes, with separators inside, but for some time, its heaviness made it difficult to lift and turn around to get at colours in the two cubes at the back. I, hopefully, today have solved the problem.
I started with a small lazy-susan, added pretty paper covering to tubes made from light cardboard and attached each tube to the other, at the sides, for stability and strength.
The center tub is a larger clear plastic container, gesso'd white and covered with a coordinating paper. It remains as a stand-alone unit, holding all my drawing supplies as well as my Prisma blending tools, Gamsol, etc.
Since I like to sit in my easy chair at night and colour, this will hopefully be a more workable solution. :-) I hope my idea, sparked from Jean's organizer, will spark something for you too!