I had great intentions of spending evenings in my studio this week, cleaning and organizing. Unfortunately, a miserable cold is leaving me less than inspired. But I got a start this past weekend when I bought a few new bins and started re-organizing things. I sorted my acrylic paints, according to color groups into a 5-drawer bin. What a lovely sight! Even more exciting, I sorted, by size, all my blank stretched canvases. Perhaps I should be embarrassed to admit...but no, I am proud to say I possess a great bounty of canvases just waiting for my loaded brush. Um, some 80+ canvases, in fact. In my defense, most are on the smaller side and I just stocked up during Dick Blick's semi-annual sale. Here they are pictured above...I have this great workstation that holds them all.
Seriously, I got excited just looking at them. I realize that I have a bit of an addiction these days to buying art supplies...but making art is what I do, it's what makes me happy. I don't go out to party and I don't spend a lot on clothes. I much rather buy a few tubes of paint than a pair of shoes.
For many years, when I was a single parent struggling to raise my kids, there were not a lot of extra dollars for art supplies. I feel blessed that I am now at a point in my life when I can splurge on this stuff. And I know that having the supplies means that when I have a moment of inspiration, I am able to get to work and create whatever I'm feeling/thinking.
There is no holding me back.
So, as soon as I recover from this nasty cold, I plan to get back in the studio, finish organizing, and start painting. I will post photos soon.