Art Supply Addiction: Flat Files

Hi, my name is Janae, and I’m an art supply addict. By supply, please don’t just think of pencils, papers, brushes, paint. Feel free to include drafting tables, bookcases and my favorite…FLAT FILES! I have such an obsession with these, that I decided to do a whole post dedicated to them. Maybe I’ll write a series of posts…because each one has a special place in my heart… It doesn’t really matter that I have a 29 1/2″ x 40 1/2″ black metal flat file with 5 drawers, or a behemoth 36×45 1/2″ wood flat file with 10 drawers. I love them all. I google flat file images. I browse them on craigslist. I pin them. It doesn’t matter that their use is rather limited. They are coveted by artists and the going rate for a 5 drawer flat file around here starts at $150 on craigslist. I’m still addicted. Maybe one day I can have a coffee table again, and

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Updates to my Studio

I took a few pictures of my studio today since we’ve added a few things lately. Living in North Carolina requires air conditioning, so my husband added a window unit. No need to add central air here! The grass looks brown because we had someone come by and weed-eat, so I need to rake the dead grass away. I’ll also work on the landscaping once the weather cools down. My husband and I are trying to plan out a large patio and pergola between our house and studio, so that’s why nothing has been done here… Oh – and shutters…I need to get shutters…and complete the lattice around the porch. I’ve already posted my cabinets, but I thought I’d add them here since it’s now “lived in”. The sides of the counter top need to be finished and I need to add the hardware. Notice the flat file? I love this thing…and have been looking for a “cheap” one for

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