Studio Snapshot – Art On The Go! – Making Boxes

Traveling for two months in a 19′ van has made it a little more difficult form me to make art than I imagined. Welcome to reality. I haven’t quite found my rhythm yet.

One of the boxes in my series for Random Kindness and Senseless Acts of Beauty.

We visited family over the holidays and I did manage to appropriate a bit of space on a  counter to set up my supplies to make boxes. These are boxes I’m making to leave for people to find. You can see more about that on my blog post: Gifts of Random Kindness & Senseless Acts of Beauty.

One of the boxes in my series for Random Kindness and Senseless Acts of Beauty.

What I have found is that folding is much easier to do while traveling, assuming the paper has already been cut ahead of time. I think that’s because I can fit folding into short blocks of time. Box making, however, takes a bit of preparation.

One of the boxes in my series for Random Kindness and Senseless Acts of Beauty.

Before we left on our trip, I cut enough pieces of binders board to make 30 boxes. I also brought lots of paper for collaging the boxes once I made them.  I had hoped to be able to make a box every other day on my trip. We’ll see if I can catch up to my expectations.

One of the boxes in my series for Random Kindness and Senseless Acts of Beauty.

While relaxing and visiting with family and friends is important, I find that I feel so much better when I make time to do art each day. So, that is going to be my goal for this next week.

Enjoy, Candy

2 responses to “Studio Snapshot – Art On The Go! – Making Boxes

  1. Good luck w/your worthy goal, but be gentle w/yourself & remember you’re on a ‘traveling Vacation!’ :- ) Maybe you could enjoy other’s art vs. creating? (though that’s what feeds your inner artist.) It’s difficult–art+travel is challenging–hope you find a way! (Or maybe you could catch up in March :- )

    • Thanks for the reminder that I’m on a ‘traveling vacation.’ I finally managed to break out some calligraphy supplies last night and do a little practice. It felt so good to be doing my calligraphy again. I definitely need to figure out how to do art while traveling. It’s so much a part of me that I feel something is missing if I’m not making art. I’m sure I’ll work it all out with time.

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