It is a truth universally acknowledged, that the females of Jenworld are a creative lot and that we adore art supplies. Letting us loose in the craft store is a dangerous thing, because who knows what we'll find and decide to bring home?
There is a large drawer in our study that contains nothing but writing supplies: markers (Crayola and Sharpies), pencils (plain and colored), pens (a rainbow of colors), and more. Around the corner is a wee closet that has several shelves with various materials, including eleventy billion beads, glitter glues in a rainbow of colors, pom poms, pipe cleaners, and oh-so-much more.
Corralling and organizing all these supplies is an ongoing process. For the assorted pens, pencils, crayons, and markers, we finally hit upon this method:
Cans. The kind that tomato sauce or Ro-Tel come in. I know, very classy. But it works for us and goes with our modern design sensibilities. Best of all, it's basically free, which makes Pete happy. So, really, it's a win-win-win-win situation (One "win" for each member of Jenworld.)