Part of My Art Supply Hoard
A well-respected Art blog recently asked their viewers about their Artistic Goals for 2013. Many of the readers said that their goal was to use all, or most, of the art supplies that they had purchased within the past year - or even years ago. Many members in my local Art Group admit to being art supply hoarders. How about you? Are you one too?
I have to confess that that I have a bunch of new art supplies that I haven’t used yet. Many of them have not even been opened. Do you see that Yupo Pad in the photograph? I purchased it a few years ago – and Yes – I have not even experimented with one sheet of it. I probably do own some more supplies that don’t appear in the photo. However, I just wanted to show you a sampling of my new stuff.
But there may be an upside to our art supply hoarding. After you read this post, challenge yourself to rummage through your stash. Pull out all those new art supplies in drawers, boxes, desks, under beds or wherever you hide them. You may be surprised to find things that you have completely forgotten about.
Pile these goodies on a table and Resolve to Use One of those Art Supplies Today (after you read this post). These newly-found supplies may give you an unexpected shot of inspiration. To continue the momentum, schedule each one of these art supplies into your calendar or daily planner. For example, plan to experiment with one new art supply each week.
And don’t pack those new art supplies away. Keep them out in full view so that you will remember to create with them this year.
I don’t think art supply hoarding is such a terrible vice. After all, these items are not just supplies - they are Tools of Inspiration and Creativity.