I enjoy drawing and painting outdoors but not the hassle of transporting and setting up an easel and my art supplies. Inspired by a desire to draw and paint virtually anywhere at a moment’s notice I designed the Handheld Mobile Easel so I can easily hold my easel, palette, water container, and a brush or two all with one hand while standing or sitting. It’s fairly simple to build with mostly PVC pipe and a few other materials available at many hardware stores. Once assembled it fits into a backpack for carrying along on hikes. I've published the instructions to build your own Handheld Mobile Easel on Instructables so you too may enjoy painting outdoors without any delay or hassle.