Friday, September 30, 2011

The Art Supply Sinkhole

One of the more exciting events in my life is when a box of art supplies arrives.

Unfortunately, I seem to underestimate what I need (want).  In the past 2 months, I have placed three orders to Dick Blick.  A total somewhere over $500.  Perhaps I should start painting on old boards with leftover house paint.

The fabric sits in stacks upon the shelves, unused.  I'm just realizing that changing direction is far more expensive than I originally thought it would be.   But here I am, in the middle of something new, and I'm just going to keep going in this direction.

Hopefully, I have all the supplies I need until next summer.

Now, I am off to do some more work on my Etsy shop.


ArtPropelled said...

Ooo yes .... Boxes of art supplies or books that arrive in the post are such a treat! So worth it if they inspire you..... and better still, if they take you in new directions.

paula said...

yeah...thats why i like me found objects but hey, dick blick a box of dick blick...thats fun stuff for you yes!!! enjoy and good for you for pushing thru it all and following your bliss!

Dr. Monkey Hussein Monkerstein said...

I usually use the most inexpensive things I can find to make my art with.

layers said...

It does seem as if I just buy one jar of paint, and four tiny canvas I have have spent $50! arrrgghh.. art supplies are so expensive.. I would rather buy a pair of shoes.. but if we want to create we have to pay for the supplies- and better still.. if you end up in a new direction that is even better!