Mar 23 2015
I've been looking around for a nice, new way to store my ready-to-go pewter totems, especially after doing all of the updates recently and adding more designs. I'd been using a small craft tray of sorts but outgrew that some time ago and really needed to upgrade. It's just better when things are well organized - everything runs more smoothly and it just feels good to see the work you've created presented in a nice way, even if it's just for temporary storage before being sent out into the world!
So on Saturday I finally got a moment to look around for folks who might be able to create something for me - perhaps a wooden tray or box with a lot of small compartments. Of course, immediately after sending out a couple of emails for quotes I stumbled upon a lovely solution while I was out and about for a completely different reason (I ran out of Quest bars and couldn't stand it a moment longer!). On my way to WholeFoods I stopped by HomeGoods to see if they had any suitable chairs for our living room (which has been an ongoing hunt for a few weeks now) and they didn't, but I found these wonderfully sturdy acrylic organizers instead.
When I flipped them over I was initially surprised at the price ($29.99) because at HomeGoods I expect everything is going to be like $10, but by the time I finished registering/debating the price I'd already fallen in love with them and decided to just go for it. They're not flimsy acrylic - they're very sturdy and the top comes completely off instead of just swinging open. It feels luxurious! I love that I can easily see my work through them and tell what I'm running low on. Plus it's nice that the totems still see the light of day while waiting for new homes! Hehe :)
I bought two of these boxes and have one filled, storing two designs per cubby, and look forward to filling the other one slowly over the next couple of years or so. I've actually got two new designs in the works right now, one is a replacement design for my deer (honoring my original idea of a doe instead of a stag) and the other is a bee! I'm so excited to share more about those with you soon.
I know acrylic boxes aren't the most exciting news ever, but I'm pretty excited about them and these little things are a part of my studio and my work all the same. And hey, if you've been looking for some awesome acrylic boxes for something, try HomeGoods or search for Max Studio acrylic and see what you can find. I'll be organizing my studio bit by bit over the next year, since when we moved we kind of just got things set up in whatever way we could as quickly as possible. It's nice to see it slowly change and come together bit by bit. Baby steps!
Happy Monday! I hope you're having a wonderful day.