When Art Supplies Attack!

By Storbox Self-Storage on February 21, 2017 - Comments off

art-suppliesThere’s a statistic told by the professors in both private and public art schools: 90% of all art school graduates will end up working in another field—not art. Whether that’s sad, funny, or plain obvious depends on your experience—and whether you know one of those grads! The fact remains that these students’ art supplies usually stay with them all of their lives, taking up space and picking up dust, whether or not they work in the art field. Most of us who draw, paint, or create consider ourselves “dabblers” and do it purely for the joy and fulfillment of the creative process. We pick up and add to our hobby stash whenever we can. So everyone, former students or not, knows how hard it is to let those tempting and expensive materials go….and so they pile up.

Art supplies take up serious space. Painting surfaces like canvases, wood boards, or thick illustration paper can be several square feet, and shouldn’t be stacked. Pencils, paintbrushes, colored pencils, and markers all need organization and proper care when not being used, and usually require separate containers. Painting supplies like easels, palettes, cups, towels, and brushes need room. And that’s not even thinking about all the finished sketchbooks and framed works! Your livable space may be shrinking by the minute, depending on your inspiration!

A professional artist may have a studio for most of those materials. But even for an expert, self-storage can be both helpful and invaluable in maintaining an art collection. A STORBOX unit can hold those art supplies that are waiting for a future project, and a climate-controlled option can protect your own finished artwork.

“But wait! What if inspiration strikes?” By all means, keep those sketchbooks and small, easily manageable sets of art supplies near and dear. But as every artist knows, the big projects are about deliberation, sweat, and tears. What could be more deliberate than going to your own dedicated art supply room and selecting just the right tools for your next major piece? A STORBOX unit gives you both ample space and the right mindset.

Give us a call today at (626) 407-3439. Your art supplies could use some dedicated space and organization, and our friendly staff would love to help.

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