More organizing of the art room went on today. Boxes were emptied, wire drawers were filled with stamps, supplies found homes and some stuff went up on the walls (meager as they are). The room is actually quite spacious (14x17), but again the low walls challenge me. Here is a photo of the short wall with my wire stamp baskets:
There are actually five of these 30" high units lined up...eight feet of storage along the wall, my desk and then more of the units around the corner from the desk. The photo makes the wall length look short, but it isn't.
I am still unpacking, so more photos later.
While unpacking, I came across this ticket bowl I made some time ago.
Have you ever done this? I have made dozens of them. They are quick, easy and every one comes out a bit different. You can buy new rolls of tickets (about $4) at office supply stores, Smart & Final and probably other places. The "meal ticket" roll is a vintage roll purchased a few years ago.
Here is the method:
Secure the end ticket with a piece of tape.
Starting at the center of the roll, gently push the tickets out as you rotate the roll. I hold the edge with my fingers and push with my thumbs.
Keep going around and around until you like the shape you have created.
If you don't like it, flatten the roll and start over.
If the roll is too stiff to push, drop it onto a hard surface a few times to relax it.
When you are satisfied with the shape and size, start painting it with Elmer's Glue inside and out. I like a thin coat. It will dry clear and matte. Let dry overnight. You are done!
If you are using Admit One tickets, a great gift idea is filling the bowl with theater tickets and candy.
The #3 notebook is a small kraft Moleskin. I love these. I always carry one in my purse. I make up a bunch at the beginning of the year, one for each month. This was "March". I jot notes, temporarily keep receipts, etc., then file the books away in a box for future reference.