Staying Sane And Organized

watercolor and pastel painting desktop organizer 30in30I
 I found this nifty desktop organizer at Walmart. I had been on the hunt for ideas on how to make my own staging area for small art pieces that are works in progress.  

Since I mostly work in watercolor and pastel I found this fits my needs almost perfectly. I use the top area to store finished pieces and dry watercolor wips. Having them stored vertically helps keep them clean from any pastel debris and dust and out of harms way from any cat imprints. I don't have to worry about my work getting smudged or damaged before I have a chance to prepare it for shipping or long term storage.

I also really like the removable drawers. I keep pieces ready to be worked on beyond the outline stage, my idea notebook and inspiration pieces. The removable drawers allows me to be more mobile transporting my stacks to other areas making reference work more accessible.

It worked great during the 30 in 30 art challenge in September. It kept everything that I was working on organized and in one place. I didn't have art sprawled all over my studio which helped keep my motivation up and running.

I picked this one up for around $12 usd.