February 23, 2014

Now, Where Was I?

Ah, yes, back to Deception Pass. This time with pastels and a slightly different angle. I love this park! It's no wonder there are over 2 million visitors annually. Let's not even count the number of people who then fall in love with Washington.

I thought I would show you the box I made to carry in my backpack for plein air painting. I wanted something super-light and just the right size to fit in my pack. I found that one of my (saved) Sennelier Pastel boxes worked wonderfully for this project.

 I covered it in scrapbook paper (and couldn't resist some stickers).and then covered the entire top with clear packing tape to give it a little extra protection.
Then I added a few strips of velcro so I could a) velcro the box closed and b) velcro the two halves of the box together to place on my easel butler.

So far, this is working out really well. I'm not sure how long the box will last since it is made out of cardboard but so far, so good.

It's almost time for me to head outdoors to paint and I am more than happy to do some more testing.



  1. Great idea! thank you for sharing this!

    1. You are most welcome, Suz :)

  2. Ooh, very good idea sandy :0)

  3. Hi sandy
    Thank you so much for your comment on my blog. I am very excited about the baby! I couldn't seem to find your email address anywhere, not even on your profile page, so I thought I'd come back here to reply :0)