Every once in a while you gotta get your act together,
clean up and rearrange.
When I start this "creative" journey late last year -- September to be exact-- I didn't have much when it came to equipment. I only had one starter calligraphy kit ordered online via Scribe which consisted of a few nibs, one nib holder, 2 bottles of ink and practice pages.
Fastforwarding 9 months later my hoarding skills have kicked in and I've apparently amassed a large amount of "crafting" things such as cutters, punches, inks, paints, pens, paper, doilies, scissors, stamps, etc. My art space has gotten considerably cramped that after a while I was running out of places to store things.
I read somewhere that having a disorganized creative space isn't good for inspiration -- a lot of blocks that juices don't flow. Which would probably explain why I have limited my practice as of late to watercolor and brush pens. Taking my nibs out to play would mean so much work because I'd have to look for the inks place them in containers, look for the nibs and place them into holders.
Luckily while on a client call yesterday I saw a beautiful yet simple chest of drawers in the local cooperative. The drawers were made of Abaca housed in a wooden frame. Perfect addition to my room because it was small enough that it wouldn't consume so much space yet the right size to house my growing craft things. Also, I had a couple more art supplies arriving and I needed to find a home for them fast!!
Now that I had the drawers, I needed cheap containers to put my pens, pencils, brushes in. The local bargain store (101 Shopping Mall) sold wide mouth glasses for Php12/pc so I bought a set of five. They were the exact size to put my Tombow brush pens, brushes, chalk markers, Sharpie pens, gel pens etc in. (Yes A LOT OF PENS!) My mom also gave me a few plates from a Japan Surplus Store which now displays my most often used inks and paints.
Each drawer has now be categorized to hold the following art supplies:
Now that all my "weapons of art destruction" have been properly put in their places, my table is in a much better place. Perhaps this will lead to more inspired pieces. I even, for added inspiration, hung Abbey Sy's work in a prominent place to remind me that creating is a process.
Here's a final look at my little ART NOOK.
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