You Can Never Have Too Much...Well...

By Linda Graham

I have found that art supplies multiply secretly overnight. Yes, you heard correctly - they multiply!

I have been trying to do a little organizing in my studio at home as well as my space at The Art Loft. This task has been a little like Christmas. I’m finding supplies that I had forgotten about. You know the ones, they are the “I just had to have them” supplies. Those are the supplies I bought because I just knew they would make my art so much better. Well, I can’t tell if they made a difference in my art or not. Why? I have either used the supplies only once or never at all!

During my organizational efforts, I came to the conclusion that I have grow while on my art journey. Narrowing my interests to basically two mediums, in my mind, represents growth. My two mediums of choice are alcohol inks and encaustics (melted wax). While in Seattle this past June, I was privileged to be able to participate in a two day workshop with renowned encaustic artist, Alicia Tormey. What a great experience and she is an awesome instructor. And, guess what? Yep, more new art supplies!!! 🤣.

Now don’t get me wrong, there are times that I like to dig into my supplies and just play! Play is fun, freeing, and good for the soul. So, I guess I will just keep my bins and shelves full of supplies for when I feel the need to play. You never know when that one, special, had to have supply will come in handy!!!
Here’s a quote that I read and liked. (Sorry, but I don’t know the author.)

If someone tells you that you have enough art supplies and you don’t need anymore, stop talking to them. You don’t need that kind of negativity in your life!

Below is a picture of my instructor Alicia Tormey and a picture of some of my supplies. Enjoy!