Obsession – Art Supplies

Art Supplies. What happens when you hear those two words? I’m like a kid at Christmas. My eyes get like saucers looking at the catalog. It’s better than my birthday when the box arrives. What’s new inside? Yeah, new art supplies have arrived. I can talk about art supplies until the cows come home. pencils-colored pencils-graphite in all forms-pastels-erasers-brushes-paper. OMG – paper. I love paper. Share your love.

@peepso_user_22(Jay Zerbe)
i have over-indulged in art supplies over the years. but compared to my sister, i'm a miser! so that makes me feel better! now i have restricted my materials a lot more, and know what will work for me, long term and what won't.
@peepso_user_22(Jay Zerbe)
@peepso_user_75(Kate Hendrickson) i used to love going through the Dick Blick catalogs they sent out. i have since discontinued, because i don't want the wasted paper. but yeah! so many different exciting possibilities!
@peepso_user_75(Kate Hendrickson)
@peepso_user_22(Jay Zerbe) They don't send catalogs like they once did. I get maybe twice a year a thick edition which is wonderful bedtime reading.
@peepso_user_31(Denise Durak)
I don't really enjoy looking through catalogs of art supplies. You would think I would, but I guess I need the sensory experience of feeling, touching and smelling them in an art supply store. It's not an obsession and usually I buy just a few things here and there that I need or think I need. Yet I've build up a nice supply for my studio. Trying to think what I am obsessed about. I could tell you about past obsessions. I had two or three, for example, collecting wall paper samples when I was trying to decorate my house. Now that was an obsession and I just couldn't wait to get my hands on catalogs or books from Sherwin Williams or private decorating companies. But that has long passed. Do I currently have any?? I think this past year trying to entertain myself through the pandemic I have exhausted most possibilities - remembering collecting Snow Village during the 2020 holiday season, lol! I add to each of my interests here and there but no one thing is an obsession at the present time. Maybe that will change and maybe not. I have a variety of interests now, none dominate, but when I am engaged in anyone of them I am fully engaged. I guess I would have to say I'm obsessed with being creative -- it's always something. For a creative isn't that just our way of life!!??
@peepso_user_75(Kate Hendrickson)
@peepso_user_31(Denise Gonyea Durak) Obsession about being creative is perfectly obsessive.
@peepso_user_31(Denise Durak)
@peepso_user_75(Kate Hendrickson) LOL <3
1 year ago