Wednesday, March 25, 2009

My bounty




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.

8 comments:

Linda Hardy said...

I have almost the same, identical cabinet for my canvas. Organized for ease of selection too!

Now, if I can just get my paints done :)

createitcottage said...

What a beautiful sight!! Can you ever have too many supplies?

pinkglitterfae said...

There is nothing wrong with having that many canvases, it's better than getting inspired and not being able to work on art because you don't have the proper supplies on hand. I too, would rather buy art supplies than anything else in the world. That cold you have won't be holding you down much longer.
Get well soon!

ArtSnark said...

ok, I'm so salivating all over my keyboard. Lovely blankness just waiting for some paint & glue...mmm...

Hope you feel better soon!

NoelCT said...

Sorry. I've been fighting a nasty cold since last week and might have passed it to you over the weekend. It's been over 10 days and I'm still coughing up oddly colored stuff.

Julie said...

I know the weird feeling of finally being able to afford art supplies after scrimping for so long just to provide for your kids....it's hard to do but you just have to fight those weird scarcity feelings and buy it! I am going on the practice makes perfect maxim...every time I buy another skein of yarn I am hoping it will get easier.

PCarriker said...

I so know what you mean! I love seeing supplies just waiting to be used, I actually got excited seeing your stash of canvases-lol! The great thing is, no matter how many you buy, there's always more!

Kathy said...

Wow, how neat and organized! I am impressed with that..lol