It turns out that after seeing his papers, I was wrong about his name, Bronco, not Rocco. Even so, we like Ollie much better.
After the first night, when I discovered that he was full of fleas, scratching every ten minutes all night, I gave him half of Chester's Trifexis and that did the trick. Sunday afternoon we took a three hour nap, giving us all a fresh start. The rain stopped for a bit and the dawgs got to run out in our field, getting wet and muddy and having a wonderful time. This seemed to level their relationship, and Ollie outran Chumley 3-1. Then Chum showed Ollie how to enjoy the pond, walking in up to his chest. Ollie was not interested. Yet.
We were very happy to see that Ollie is seriously paper trained and right on target. So nice for me.
I continued to get organized and made my final purchase of storage containers, to hold all my art supplies. I had them in four or five spots all over the house. Whenever I felt the urge to draw or paint, I would have to search out the equipment, taking the fizz out of my enthusiasm. I have NEVER had all my stuff within reach, ever, not even during my art school days. Deciding to keep the wire shelving in the studio made it easy to construct this new system. Top shelf: canvases, sketch books, and watercolor pads.
Then the individual drawers hold all the colors. Click on this image to enlarge.
Some of my oil paints are from the early 80's. Disgusting. I found I have six tubes of Cadmium Red Light Hue. They must have been on sale. I have some pastels that are practically brand new, and lots of colored pencils.
Under those drawers I have some empty bins, and one full bin with 100's of brushes, stamps and texture tools for mixed media compositions.
If I feel like sewing, no biggie. The wire shelves are on wheels and can be relocated to the other side of the studio.
All my yarn is safely tucked away from dust and dawg hair, and my old shoes and clothes went to Goodwill, requiring two shopping carts to unload my car.
What got me started on this quest for better storage (and less stuff)? I was given some nice yarn from my friend Sharon, who was also condensing, and like a chain reaction, I had to
My craft closet is so much easier to use now, with everything visible and easy to grab. And with the new pup settled in and the laundry done, I might be able to get creative again. Rain forecasted all week makes staying in the obvious choice.