I have always been hungry for information about painting so I thought I would share a little bit. This is an old train case. It was meant for a lady traveling, with a place for cosmetics and a mirror so she always looked her best. It may have been my great grandmother's, I'm not sure. I stole it from my mother's basement. Ooops she probably knows now. Hope she's not too upset. Anyway, while I am painting I often pop it open to look at my hand or face in the mirror to check proportions, shading etc. I also hold back up paint in there. It has become so valuable to me and helps the ladies to look their best. If I can't get the right angle and I am struggling I also sometimes take a picture of myself in the pose I want so I can make sure all the angles are falling correctly. The photos are just awful, otherwise I would share. They are just quick snaps and I look weird but they do the trick. These recent discoveries have been a real time saver.