|'Desert Fire' 5x7 pastel ©Karen Margulis|
The Great Studio Clean-Up continues. Today's project included the paper and shipping corner. I am fortunate to have a great space for storing paper. I have a nice little corner with room for the rolling baker's rack that I got at a thrift store for $20. I am able to store full sheets of paper on this rack.
I haven't keep this area neat and organized. In the frenzy of creating I would throw scraps of paper on the shelves (I don't throw any paper away) Paper was piled up and all mixed up. It had gotten so bad that I couldn't tell what I had any more. I am so happy with the way my little area is now that I gave it a make-over. Have a look!
|My Paper Corner|
- The paper rack is now organized and each type of paper has it own shelf. I took any paper that was 8x10 or smaller and put them by size on a smaller in & out style shelf. Now I always have paper ready to go!
- All small scraps of pastel paper is now kept in a big clear box. When I have free time I will cut the scrapes into usable standard sizes and put them on the small shelf by size.
- I made room for my canvas and panels for oil and acrylic painting.
- The bottom shelf on my unit now holds a variety of Clear Bags. I use these bags for shipping.
Next to the Paper Corner is a shelf dedicated to my shipping and framing supplies
|My Shipping Corner|
- The prize of my shipping and paper corner is my paper cutter. Every artist who works on paper should invest in one! (mine was $7 at the thrift store)
- The top shelf holds the in & out box with small pre-cut pastel paper. The box next to it hold scraps of wrapping paper used for gift wrapping sold paintings.
- I have a roll of glassine paper but the basket on the shelf holds the smaller scrap pieces. No paper goes to waste!
- I keep all of my notecards, business cards and literature for collectors together in drawers. I plan to keep this area stocked.
- Foamcore....I use a lot of foam core. I ship my painting in foamcore sandwiches (as well as for painting supports). I put scraps in a garbage can to be used for who know what. (can't throw them out!)
- The bottom shelf holds my framing supplies.
- Note my window which has beautiful north light.