To celebrate my website going live this week and well just because we all should treat ourselves occasionally……and after trying many different set ups for Plein Air painting I decided to splurge and invest in Heilman Design’s packback size pastel box!  Whoohoo!   I have their smaller sized Sketchbook that is perfect for air travel and lugging long distances, but for local events, I just like a little more selection and opted for a larger size.   It feels like a splurge, but is a sound investment.  Ease of transportation and setup make painting outside a joy!  (Well except for the mosquitos, Iowa has had a lot of rain and flooding this year!)