Saying a very big thanks tonight to the people who make the art supplies that make me so happy and are keeping me sane.
Thank you to the people that:
Make the paper that I use.
Create the thread that holds it all together.
Take the photos of the images that I reappropriate.
Mix, blend and name the colors of acrylic paints and mediums that I love so much.
Sharpen and assemble my scissors.
Create my metal rulers, bone folders and needles that rip, fold and sew my pages into something new.
Mix up batches of my favorite adhesive (Coccoina, I'm talking to you.)
Create and design perfect rolls of washi tape that layer and stick so well.
Name, pour and package my paint markers.
Design and carefully cut our stencils.
Draw, etch and heat our rubber stamps.
Design our ink pads.
Sharpen our colored pencils and crayons.
To those that labor to bring all of these tools and toys to us-
You are the magic makers. Thank you for your hard work creating the tools that we love so much. You put the spark in our creative fire.