Thursday, February 2, 2012

The Pain, the Pain!

I usually have my work flat on the table.  Even though I'm not the tallest person in the world (and soon I will be the shortest person in my house), this has created quite a bit of strain on my neck and shoulders while I am leaning forward over a work.

I thought an easel might do the trick, and went to my favorite art supply store to check out their selection.  Unfortunately, they do not have a section called "Small, inexpensive, tabletop easels that can be oriented upright, horizontally, or somewhere in-between for Jackie."  The young man who helped me was great, as always, and was quite sympathetic about the shoulder pain.  He showed me a couple of stretches that might help.

In the meantime, however, what to do?  Then I remembered the bed trays we got as wedding presents.

I got one down and it fit perfectly on my worktable. It even inclines.

Ta-da!  Less strain means more work.  


  1. Replies
    1. Thanks, Cindy! They were right about necessity being the mother of invention.

  2. I'm going to have to find mine - I know they are somewhere!