I bought my "Art Box" a year ago and my tripod broke the other day. I was able to purchase a new one for $49. (and no shipping). The Art Box itself and panel holder are still in excellent shape. I think this is another reason I like this set up better than the all-in-one kind. It was an easy fix and very reasonably priced. I did order the larger panel holder so I can use it indoors at workshops, etc. It has been a year and I'm still very happy with my purchase. I will be packing the tripod differently to avoid breaking the new one, it was my fault.
Today I did paint as the studio for as long as I could. I misplaced my glasses and I was afraid to do anything else. When I got home today, I found my glasses on top of the dryer. (?)
This is an adventure for me, something I've always wanted to do: to be a real Artist! So I rented a studio, lets see how it goes.