Who loves art supplies?!
Maybe the question should be: Who doesn't love art supplies? Because really - art supplies are AWESOME! I love cheap supplies, I love expensive supplies - I love it all.
But if you get them, make sure that you USE them. They're not doing you any good just sitting there looking pretty. And many of them WILL go bad in time.
Not an art supply junkie? Let me break it down for you: A lot of people just collect paints, brushes, pastels...all the beautiful tools of potential, but are too afraid to open them up. I know, this sounds insane, doesn't it? But, like so many things, this is often based in fear. I get it; there can be pressure to create something "good".
If this is you, forget that nonsense! Bust those things open and just CREATE. Who cares if it's 'bad'? You don't have to show anyone. You can paint over it. You can throw it away.
Or, you just might like it.
Whatever the case, you've gained experience. And you won't get any better until you start using what you've got.
Whether or not you like what you made is really irrelevant. You've won just by venturing out and making something.
Make art for art's sake.
Make art for growth.
Make art to express yourself.
It's all beautiful.
I am a teaching artist with a passion for expression, creativity, and using art as a way to work through the muck of life.