I've really enjoyed reading through other makers posts today as there seems to be a running theme. Everyone has some kind of system or systems for keeping organised, but as soon as the creative process starts the mess is massive!
This is exactly how it is for me too. I like to think I'm a tidy person, but it only takes one painting session to prove that wrong. But making a mess and keeping in your flow is important for creativity, so I'm not planning on changing!
I do have a set of draws where I keep my paints - one for oils, one for acrylics and one for mark making tools. I also use a small wooden crate for my gloves, white spirit, brushes and palette knives, varnish, white spirit container, paper palette, and kitchen roll.
If I'm painting at a show, competition or plein air I can grab the oils draw, the crate and a canvas and I've got everything I need to create a painting.
I've also packed a small canvas bag with an A5 sketch book, three brushes, a box of half pan watercolours, some pencils, a drawing pen, an eraser and a pencil sharpener. This is what I take with me when I'm out sketching.
So I guess like other makers and artists I am fairly organised. And pretty messy as well 😋
Amy Jobes, North Devon artist with a passion for the environment
"If you truely love nature, you will find beauty everywhere" - Van Gogh