I kept telling myself as I moved from place to place and now I think I have. By that I mean,getting it right where I want to stand or sit to paint. A couple of weeks ago I blogged about packing myself up and moving myself to a corner of the room away from the window. Well that lasted about a week or so. Then I realized that I really really really truly do like being in front of the window best.
So why did I move. I moved away from the window because the print/paint table I had took up too much room and looked uncool, not that I am all about the cool because I'm not.
I think what disturbed me most was that my print/paint table was visually disturbing and disorderly looking. You see, I've come to realize that I am more about orderliness... now... more so than I have ever been in my whole life.
Maybe it my age or my harmones (you know I'm a woman, so I can blame it on the any number of things) but the truth is now at this time in my live I can control my environment whereas in the past when I lived with other people, husband/children, it was easier to go along to get along since ulcer were a no no I refused to let disorder get to me.
Yes moving to the other end of my living space near the laundry room solved the visual disorder. And I worked okay in that space and there was order and I thought I had solved the problem, but no. While it left the living and TV viewing part of my apartment free of disorder I felt like I had outlawed my artmaking self in someway by relegating me to a corner.
This easel breaks down to a little of nothing much more than a pile of sticks that can be stored in an out of the way corner when not in use.
This is the cheapest easel I could find at Michael's $14.00 minus 20%, I brought it just to see if it would work and it does. And hey, it makes me feel like an artist. So now I am back at my light filled window where I can rest my eyes by looking into the garden as I work, I am going to invest in a more substantial easel when I can use my 40% off Michael's coupon on Sunday or Monday. And yes, I think I'll take this one back and apply the cost to the new one, 12 buck is 12 buck.