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Sunday, August 28, 2011

I'm a HOARDER and it's OKAY

Summer is almost over...too bad this insane heat isn't over.  Today it reached a whopping 110 degrees outside!!  It's so hot some of my art supplies have begun to sweat.  Seriously, my beeswax had tiny beads of perspiration and my oil pastel sticks are 'soft.'  I cannot wait for the Fall, but in San Antonio it truly doesn't get 'cold' until Feb-April.  Strange, I know.

I've spent most of this month organizing and cleaning my studio.  Okay, I not ashamed to admit that I am a HOARDER...of art supplies.  I don't know what it is, but every single time I walk into Michaels I leave with a basket full of blank canvases and sketchbooks.  And do not get me started on scrapbook embellishments.  I've never scrapbooked in my life but I think all the trinkets and doo-dads are the coolest.  I always say I'm going to involve them in my artwork but then I don't use them because "I don't want to waste them."  How insane is that?!  Am I the only one who does this?

Sketchbooks and Moleskines are another one of my serious addictions.  I have stacks of them in various sizes and paper style for that "just in case" idea, yet when the idea hits I have to either scribble it on a napkin or in some hand because I forgot the journal/sketchbook.  In going through all of my supplies I made it a point to put a mini-moleskine in every spot my work table, by the computer, my backpack, the car, my work smock, and wait for it....the tub.  Yes, because the best ideas come when one is relaxing in a soothing bath of bubbles.  Hopefully, I will now stop writing on myself.

So, what to do with the over abundance of stuff.  ETSY of course!  I've posted some items on ETSY and will have more posted during the week.  If you're looking for something in particular, leave me a comment or e-mail me.  Who knows??  I might have 4 of

Until next time...

Ps.. I 'finally' finished reading the book Romantically Challenged and oh my gosh!  EXTREMELY boring!  But since I paid for the e-book I felt I had to 'finish' it and people...don't do it.  The ending was horrible.  Okay enough about that.  If anyone has any good reads...please let me know.