Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Like a kid in a candy store...

...that's kinda how we feel when shopping for art supplies, right?

Well, I did a little shopping this weekend and I have to say I was really proud of myself. I was focused and assertive, and I only got what I really needed - nothing more, nothing less.

I noticed that I've been using pink, orange and purple a lot, so I got new paint. I know that I have all the primary color already and, therefore, I can MAKE all the colors I want, but honestly, I don't like it. I hate when I'm "in the zone", in the middle of a creative spurt, and I realize "Ooh, I need orange.... oh, no, I still have to make it." With my new Cadmium Orange Hue it's easier. It may not always be the exact hue I want, but it's a better starting point and easier to get there...you know what I mean? Am I rambling? Oh, well...

Another thing: brushes! Oh, I'm so in love with my new brushes that I've been - brace yourselves - washing them RIGHT AWAY! Right after I'm done with them! I just can't leave my new babies in the water for 3 days...

And that's it: paint, brushes, a big canvas, and a very happy customer. Oh, did I mention that I got most everything on sale (40% off) and I had a 30% off coupon on top of that? HAPPY customer, I tell ya!


  1. Oh man, this makes me wanna go art supply shopping right away! :)

  2. some times i play a little game with myself ...how can i make art with what i already have! i also play the mind game...if i have just the right art supple i will produce a master piece

  3. now i have a craving for new paints! the art store really is a fun place. good for you for leaving with only what you needed! that's a tough one for me:)