The Smartest Thing I’ve Ever Done

By January 5, 2012 Articles 2 Comments

Ok, maybe that’s an overstatement…but in regards to getting work done at home, it might be right on.

Finding time to paint or simply just work in my studio is hard. It’s mostly hard because I want to spend time with my little kids when I get home. I want to play games, read books, and do art projects with them. By the time we get them in bed there isn’t much time left in the day to paint.

Just a few months ago, while I was working on an art project with them I realized that I was kinda working on my art too. (Sometimes I think my brain isn’t at full speed, because I’ll get an idea and the very next thought after that is why didn’t I think of this a long time ago.)

So instead of working on the kids art projects at the kitchen table (away from my art), I moved them to my studio (the unfinished room in our basement). While they quietly worked away, I was able to get in some quality time too. Even when a conversation did spark up, we were still busy working on our paintings.

At the end of the day we all had fun spending time together.

When I first moved them downstairs with me, I just found a random table for them to work on. Since then I bought two sweet tables at Ikea for an awesome price. Ikea also has a bunch of great art supplies for kids too.



We got these chairs too, but just because we liked them. You can by two tables for the price of one of these. If you do get these chairs be sure to get a seat pad. You’ll need it for the “undercarriage”.



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