Monday, January 18, 2010

Art Helper - Alphabet Organizer

My alphabet and number organizer.

The top open and you have this nifty compartment to store really large letters and numbers. When traveling I throw in a couple glue sticks and my small journal and I am good to go.

The front folds down and then you have four individual compartments. I split up the alphabet into three compartments and use the fourth for numbers.

This is the inside of one of the compartments. It is so handy when you are in the middle of a page and don't want to stop to find the right letters.

There has been quite a bit of talk about organizing and being more efficient with our art time. One of the things I discovered last year is this little organizer. I bought it at one of the craft or fabric stores using my 40% off coupon, of course. It is just the right size to carry all my letters. It is very easy to travel with and set up on my worktable.

At night or while watching a movie or TV I recycle my magazines by cutting out the letters and storing them in my little organizer. Then, when I go to do a journal page or collage I have my letters right there. Teesha Moore is one artist who cuts and stores her letters for her Zetti style journal pages. Terri over at Pringle Hill has a nice article on how she stores her letters in her January 13 post.


Bea said...

I bought a similar thing at the hardware store. It's boring gray but it works the same way. Very helpful and easy to take where ever I need it. :)Bea

Redfish Artwork by Vickie Fisher said...

What a great idea!!!

Diane said...

I love this--I wonder if I could find it here at Michaels?

Terri Kahrs said...

Thanks for the honorable mention, Elizabeth. Holy Cow! YOUR organizer is outstanding! I love the fact that the top compartment can hold large letters. Now if only I can come up with a sane way to store all of my cut out images, I'd be in GREAT shape!!! Hugs, Terri xoxo

crimsoncat05 said...

I love your ROD journals!! I so need to organize my cut-up letters!! I have them all in one big pile... (like everything else)