Thursday, February 6, 2014

Some of My Favorite Art 'Stuff'

I have missed blogging a new painting each day, so I thought I would make a list of my favorite art stuff. I am sure this is not all of them!
I haven't been able to get to my art room either because of ice or being gone.

Here is the list along with photos for you to see my most used 'stuff' 
The prospect tool is the most awesome thing in my art room. I use it to draw and measure. They are pretty cheap. I added one website, but there are other places that have them. 'Maybe' Jerry's?  What you do is: decide what size you want your drawing and set the middle slot thing. you measure with one end and the bottom end will be the exact size of the enlargement. I know that probably doesn't make sense, BUT it works! You can also turn it around and use the bottom and reduce the size of something you want to draw.

1. Favorite Aprons
2. Heritage Easel-from and it is a floor easel too. it has the telescoping legs.


3. Drink carrier (that I am collaging as I go) I use it to carry stuff and it is a great Ipad holder
4. Lightbox


5. Favorite Music
6. Small panel holder. (Love this!) You can find these online. Carol Maine sells them.
7. Tripod for camera

8.Air Printer to print from my iphone or ipad, as well as a copier/enlarger  

9. Prospect Tool . You move the white section to determine the size of your drawing.
10. Bag for sketchbook, camera, pens, etc (I put art pins, etc. on it!) this bag came from Harbor Freight. You can order them too. About 10$
  1. Aprons
  2. My easel. Got it at will fit in a suitcase, and is lightweight and easy to set up.
  3. My ipad holder...that is a collaged cardboard drink carrier from Sonic Drive in.
  4. home made light box
  5. music
  6. New panel holder for my small boards
  7. small tripod for camera
  8. HP air printer...print from my phone or ipad, as well as made copies and enlarge.
  9. The Prospect tool, found at  I use this for my drawings to get everything in proportion. (Or try to)
  10. Bag to carry sketchbook, camera, etc. 
  11. hair dryer (not pictured)
  12. Wooden easel I got at Hobby Lobby, 40% off. I use it all the time, esp. for my collages. It is adjustable.
  13. paint  brushes
  14. plastic boxes to hold photos
  15. Favorite Palette

11. Wooden adjustable easel from Hobby Lobby. Love this easel. I do all my torn paper collages on
12. Brushes and brush holder-love my holder! (Cheap Joes) and a gift from my Daughter.

13. These are great to hold 4x6 photos. there are 5 separate boxes inside the large box. I got them at Office max. This is really great to organize pics! About $12.00 I think.

14. My Favorite metal palette. you can change out the pans for different colors. I got it from Daniel Smith Art Store.

Palette closed


Helen Shideler said...

Fun post Suzy, nice to see the insight into another artist's studio and stuff

Suzy Pal Powell said...

Thanks Helen!

CrimsonLeaves said...

Now that is an artist's studio!!