About Art Materials. 366/44.
When I first started my art(full) journey in mid 2013 I had no idea about how important it might be to know more about quality art materials.
I had always liked drawing, scrapbooking and making craft/art with the grandchildren after I stopped teaching.
Why? One reason was expense but on a deeper level I think it was more about whether I was ‘deserving’ of such things.
Tammy Garcia and her very supportive group, in which I now count some people as friends, taught me about the value of firstly myself as a creative person (in fact an ‘artist’) and how using quality materials can make such a difference.
For the past 3 years creating art has been a major part of my life and so helpful to my health. The bank balance not so much! Since the fall of the Aussie dollar against the US dollar art materials have been off my list of purchases from overseas.
This week though it was time for some review of needs. I had a little spend up of sorts locally and updated my watercolours which are in half-pan size and some very heavy water colour paper. I also purchased some new tubes of gouache paint.
I was like a kid at Christmas having fun sorting out the watercolours and here’s the photo story of how I did it.
Do you find it a challenge to ‘spend money’ on yourself for a creative pursuit?
I do now that I no longer work.
Tell me your story about creativity and what you enjoy!
Joining in with Sammie over at The Ultimate Rabbit Hole. Happy Weekend!