Several months ago, while trolling Pinterest one day (a luxury I don’t often allow myself…it’s a time warp) I saw that IKEA would be getting some new kitchen carts for their fall new releases. They were such a pretty aqua blue that I knew I needed one. I don’t need one for the kitchen stuff, but I did know it would find it’s home in the kitchen sometimes!
I had a feeling it would make a perfect art-cart for me. I have so many arty things that I like to do, and most of them involve sitting down at a table, but sometimes I just don’t feel like sitting at my big table in the sewing room. Sometimes I like to sit at my desk in the bedroom, in front of the computer and write calligraphy, and most often I like to sit in the kitchen in the morning sunlight painting or journaling. I don’t like to leave messes around, so I always bring it out, do my thing, and then pick it all up and put it away again. Because of that, I’m often discouraged from taking a 10-minute art break when I have the time and feel like it. But now that I have my cart it makes it so much easier to wheel the art wherever I feel like, and I can easily put it away and wheel it where ever I need to.
It’s turning out to be a great solution! My cart is currently holding my watercolor supplies, calligraphy, drawing and journaling stuffs (except the papers, those I keep in a large bin in my sewing room). Currently the cart is sitting in the kitchen, as I find myself there most often. Brice really loves to draw and he likes to watercolor with me, so it’s the best spot for us both to work. It’s so easy for me to sit and paint for a few minutes, and I love being able to be creative whenever I want without the hassle of “set up” and “put away”. So the point of this post is this: if you feel discouraged to craft because of the time it takes to set up and take down, find a way to make it easier to be portable!