When Ann came up with her fabulous idea for portable marker storage out of a photo album, I was excited by the possibilities. Then I was paralyzed by the possibilities and couldn’t decide what to-go project I couldn’t live without. I needed a photo album full of acrylic paints. I needed to bring all 90571095710 of my Prismacolor pencils to the dentist. I wanted to glue the lids of Twinkling H2O pots and take those with me even though I only use them about every 32nd fortnight. I was driving myself crazy with indecision. [Read more…]
Last Christmas, I received an insanely gorgeous leather photo album, and by “gorgeous,” I mean expensive. (And gorgeous.) Staring down at the leather, I felt so guilty that I almost blurted out the awful truth: I don’t use photo albums. Ever. Even the gorgeous ones get banished to the closet, where they languish in the dark – or did, until the guilt became too much for me. When that happened, I sat down with a photo album, and I didn’t let myself get up until I figured out a way to make practical use of my gift. I’m pretty excited to share my solution, because what better thing to do with an expensive photo album than use it to store expensive art markers?!