Art and stuff!

I really, really enjoy playing around with mixed media. I have a ton of art supplies already and I constantly find myself wanting more and more and more. It can get crazy. In fact I recently spent over $100 on a set of ten handmade watercolour paints.  But they are so lovely and were entirely worth the money.  You can see the seller’s work here in her etsy shop.

I also recently bought these prismacolor markers. Hey, they were half off on Amazon, how could I resist that? I’ve enjoyed exploring what they can do, and they certainly are pretty colours!

I also have my Dr. P.H. Martin’s, two cake sets, 2 sets of water colour pencils, my inktense pencils, a whole lot of fineliner markers, regular pencil crayons, various pastels, etc.

But I want more! For example, I want these handmade watercolour paints.  And I also just discovered Jane Davenport. So many things I want!!

Like this pastel combo set. These markers. This art journal essentials kit.

I could go on, but I’m starting to sound like a commercial. I just want all the things! Let’s just say I’m feeling inspired these days and I love it.

It’s Been A While….

I’ve been spending so little time writing lately I almost feel like a poser.  I’m not sure what the deal is, but it’s not that I haven’t been creating. I definitely have. It’s that it’s all been in the form of painting. Not that there’s anything wrong with that (heh). I really, really have developed a loved for watercolours, and although I’m not very good, I can’t help but keep practicing this art. They say it takes 10,000 of practice to get good at something and I plan to get there.  That’s only 417 days.

Or an hour a day for 27 years.

So come talk to me when I’m 67 (ouch)

But you know what? I don’t care how long it takes. This is the longest I’ve held on to any hobby besides writing. That must mean something. I’ve decided it must.

In fun news, I’ve found the site, or Willowing Arts. Tamara Laporte runs the site and she offers several art classes (mostly multi-media). One of them is free, called “Art, Heart and Healing” so I joined the site to get access to that course.  It may sound cheesy, but I think a lot of self-discovery and healing can happen through art, so this is right up my alley — although I may skip the part where you make a puppet.  I do not sew (I must be house Greyjoy).

But the thing I’m most excited about is her course Lifebook 2018. It sounds bloody amazing. Lifebook 2018 is all about “a celebration and honouring of YOU” and is a yearlong mixed media art class.  You get “a minimum of 1 lesson or session every week! A minimum of 52 creative, inspiring, encouraging, enabling, liberating, colourful, insightful sessions throughout the year!”

And no, I’m not being paid by her for this, I honestly found the site today and am so excited to join the 2018 exercise! It should be noted that Lifebook 2018 is not free, however.

So even if it’s not writing, it’s nice to still be excited by art in general.

What gets you excited, creatively speaking?