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Tuesday, December 01, 2009

November 15 journal page

I am so excited about this book.

I'm totally stealing Heather's link. Shoshanah and her hubby, Mike Jennings (two of THE coolest people in the world) are looking to sell their sold out Artfest classes. Click here for more info.

I'm curious-

1. What art supply (even inspirational-book, class, anything art related) are you yearning for? If money were no option, what do you wish your Secret Santa would bring you?
2. What art supply do you wish you didn't buy?


Brian K said...

a really nice easle! I want to start larger art projects!

Terri Kahrs said...

Hmmmmm . . . a whole set of Copic markers, wouldn't it be lovely?!? I haven't met an art supply yet that I haven't liked or used! LOl! Hugs, Terri

Lori W said...

I have a huge art space and still wish I had another foot of space behind my table and in front so i could move around easier. And I guess more of the expensive paper...

Lori W said...

PPS - I think I bought them all LOL

Lori W said...

PS are you taking one of the artfest spots?

GoodchefT said...

1. a full set of caran dache fat crayons
or a full set of markers (those ridiculously expensive ones - I forget their name)

2. paper - I seem to have the knack for buying journals but then don't like the paper inside

Joyce said...

If money were no object I would love to have a dedicated well organized studio space to play in all day long. That means I would need more hours in my day too. There is nothing that I've bought that I regret. You never know when you'll need it for a future project or for some technique I haven't learned yet. I want to learn it all! So much to learn and so little money and time.

Toni said...

Art class (if money were no object): a weekend of one-on-one tutorial with Juliana Coles, extreme journaling in her Albuquerque studio.

art supply I wasted my money on: spray paints, cuz as it turns out I'm allergic, NOT because I hate them. Wish I'd purchased paint (ink)sprays I can use indoors.

~Barb~ said...

A neverending supply of Golden Liquid Acrylics...wait, a full set of Copic Markers...wait, wait...no, those two are the biggest on my list.

I have a Cricut personal cutter (the little one) and wish I hadn't bought it. I might use the bigger one but I don't know if I would. I'm not a scrapbooker but an art journalist/mixed media artist so I'm not using it as much (at all?) like I thought I would.

Peace & Love,
Craft Therapy

Kelly Kilmer said...

Lori-Sadly, I'm not going to Artfest.

Melanie said...

I want everything ... lol, on my list? Maybe ... I don't know! One of the big electronic die cut machines (I love my Silhouette, just wish it would cut 12 x 12 and thru acrylic); a wide format printer (so would love one!), I think Copic markers, but I don't like to color things, lol. All of the heavy body color of Goldens ...
As for what I wish I hadn't bought ... all the scrapbooking stuff I bought and now have just given away because I don't use it.

Sandy said...

If money and time were no object I would love to travel and meet you and take one of your live classes. That would be awesome. I've never taken an art journal class live. And I want to visit CA. :)

Laurel said...

I would love to have a drill press for my Dremel so I that use it instead of the little pin vise. I'm always afraid to use the Dremel on my clay and resin pieces because I don't want to put slanted holes in them! Oh, and I second the set of Copics. Yum!

Sharyn said...

If money were no object I would travel to take art classes where ever and whenever I wanted to. Like maybe the ones they have in Italy...or maybe follow Kelly around to all her classes and become (an even more)annoying groupie.

Or all the Caran d'Ache crayons is a good idea too.

Regret-not too much except maybe the volume of stuff not particular things.

melle said...

1. A home studio space I guess. Though I'd settle for a few packs of those souffle/latte/(etc) pens you mention from time to time

2. I rarely buy anything, but I kind of wish I'd taken that colour theory class first... because now I've got some paint colours I never really needed.

lisa_crofts said...

1. Time to play would be good... but prob a fire extinguisher so i can start playing with my jewellery torch.

2. Anything cheap ie discounted paper etc or stuff from a 2 dollar shop etc a waste of money in the long run as the quality is not there and i find myself avoiding using it.

Fran aka Redondowriter said...

Probably the thing I wish I hadn't bought was the projection thingie which I've never used--yet.

If money were no object, I would take MANY art classes per year. Secret Santa? A gift certificate for one of your classes.

Nan said...

I wish I had some sort of "real" cabinets to organize all the stuff I collect to do mixed media. The thing I'm pretty sure I'm not lovin is my new Bamboo Craft tablet I asked for for my birthday. Some amzing digi art out there but I just don't think it's my thing. I am going to take a tutorial in January before I give up on it!

mwquilt said...

If money were no object I would love a house with a workspace that overlooked the sea.

Until then, I would also be happy if I could have a set of Golden Paints in both the tube and fluid ranges, and a set of Stewart Gill paints. Actually, I could have those if only I could control my constant urge to buy more fabric and papers, and save for the paint I want instead.

I regret having just spent money on supplies for a mixed media swap I was going to join that had to be done before Christmas, but now I realise I can't join anyway, because there's no way I could get it done on time. ( I can use the paper for other things though..it's just I wouldn't have spent the money just before the holidays)

MaggieMay said...

I'm a little late to the party. Just too amazing a question to pass up. For the one or two stragglers reading the comments, thank you for reading mine:)

If money were no object, and I could spend in bliss, hands down I would fly to the Smithsonian in Washington, D.C. and get a private viewing of all of Janice Lowry's journals. Her work was beautiful and so inspiring.

I have wasted money on " I'm going to do that " projects. You know, you see a great article or take an amazing class, you buy all the supplies you need, and then you don't start for whatever reason ( perfectionism in my case). I have labeled boxes in my garage with directions and supplies for at least five projects. Some are almost ten years old. I guess if I had a bigger garage, I would have more room for future project boxes,lol.

jane eileen said...

I would buy a dremel. I have never bought the materials to make my own glass beads.