My studio will be featured in the winter edition of STUDIOS magazine - how exciting! Here's a sneak peak at some of my journals and my lovely, lovely ThumBox pochade from Judson's Art Outfitters (other photos here). I've had mine for a number of years but they do still make them, though they are a little different than this one. I love the fact that I can set it on a surface (such as a cafe table) because it has little 'feet', it can be attached to a tripod, and also held in the hand (there is a small thumb hole on the bottom). It carries my palette, brushes, rag, water dish, paint and four 6x8 inch panels (or one standard canvas). It has a lovely leather carry handle and I can also purchase a long strap for it to loop over my shoulder or around my neck. When I used to work in oils, I used the palette attached to the box but now that I totally focus on acrylics I use a small stay-wet palette. Today I'll be packing it up to spend a couple of weeks on a lake - sigh...I love summer.