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Project by EPJartisan posted 1064 days ago 1533 views 8 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

“Lucky finds” are one of the ways my studio have developed over the years. Every time I move my studio, I throw away a lot, but then at the new location I find more stuff. When I moved into my latest space, I found a whole 30×30 room full of old office stuff and old advertising stuff from a restaurant supplier. Took me months to scavenge through all of it, and glad I did because the next year, the building owner cleaned it all into the trash. BUT I found a huge dry erase board and several old lazy susan bearings. So I built this to give me more room to spread out my thoughts and do life size drawings.

On one side is a dry erase board the other is a sheet of hard board I sprayed with Chalk Board spray paint. The frame is simple “H” of 2×6, but sturdy, and made so both the dry erase and the chalk board can rotate 360. Old cups hold my chalk and markers, and the dry erase board is magnetic so I can put up paper drawings and notes. I love this thing, even though it is so large I have no place to store it, so it gets moved around my shop. It has been so handy in teaching and outlining projects and my studio ideas and deadlines.

-- the sacrifice of one's ego is the greatest gift to someone you respect

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#1 posted 1064 days ago

Great Idea!

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#2 posted 1064 days ago

I use the heck out of those things at work and at home. They are great to have around. Great find and great job!

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#3 posted 1062 days ago

EPJ Artisan,

How is it that you come across buildings or rooms like this? It sounds like a treasure chest!?

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#4 posted 1048 days ago

Hi millssnell, I have a rather unique approach towards life, as many artists do. Very little of real life freaks me out (only the mainstream, the conformity, the popular makes me a basket case, because it is often fake and hurtful to us odd-balls) and yet, I remain a very adventurous and compassionate person. I enjoy meeting people of odd lifestyles … outcasts stick together. My friends are Nuns and Monks, wealthy patrons, homeless people, artists, politicians, and criminals. So, this is how I find and get most everything without paying much at all. Wealthy people are just as odd as transient/homeless people, and everyone has trash. Most people want “new” or “perfect” things … I only want useful or interesting. I don’t care that my dry erase board has bullet holes in it and a dented corner. Old buildings were made to explore and loot, and who lives there but creepy, stinky homeless people who really only want kindness and friendship. My current studio has been a blessing (1,250 sq ft) and has been pure HELL!!!! But I love it. Cheap rent in dilapidated buildings… means bad electric and leaky roofs, sometimes no bathrooms nor running water … and old storage areas people forget about. I always say, the best life comes from being interested in other people….. and being interesting yourself.

-- the sacrifice of one's ego is the greatest gift to someone you respect

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#5 posted 332 days ago

what an awesome idea

I’ve always loved a chalkboard and what better way to teach and remind trades/staff that the job must end

: ))

-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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