One problem that I often mull over is what to do about animalhead.com when we go full time. What to take, where to store it all, where to work, etc., etc. Sales have been so up and down this last two years I often think it would be best to just close it down. Then I get a couple of orders, and I see that a few sales each month would make a nice dent in our campground fees.
My mind was very productive last night. The following ideas may fail in the light of day, but I think I came up with a couple of solutions for problems that have been nagging me.
First, there are times when I need to hang a sculpture on a "wall" while working on it. Such as when I'm shaping the antlers or checking the overall piece from a little distance.
Last night I came up with the idea that I could attach a piece of peg board to the back ladder, and hang work there. With a few cable ties, it could go up and down quickly. A small piece of peg board would not take up much room and be easy to store when not in use.
Another problem is storage of "in process" paper mache sculptures. They sometimes need to dry for 24-48 hours. I can leave them outside on my work table next to the rig during the day, but need to protect them from wind, dew, or rain overnight.
We will be living inside the Alfa and there just is no place to put them.
When I did art and craft fairs I had a custom fitted table cloth that that covered my table to the ground. I used the space under it to keep bags and boxes.
I am going to make a fitted, water proof cover for my folding table. With a plastic sheet on the ground under it, it should be OK as an overnight storage place.
It might not be great in a downpour, and I would have to keep track of weather forecasts! I can use water bottles for weights so it doesn't blow over in the wind.
I know it can be very important to keep you space neat and clean out of consideration for other campers. What is OK to one person, can be an eyesore to someone else!
Things would be so much simpler if I made miniatures!
When do you do your best thinking?
We looked at a Toyota Yaris and at a Scion yesterday, and are probably going to see a Hyundai Accent today....