An Artist’s Afternoon

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I love reading style blogs. I love when they make collections. You’d think this is because I’m really into fashion and I want to stay up on all the latest trends but that’s not the case at all. I don’t give a flip about what they are wearing in Paris or what lipgloss has the best shine. I just like style blogs because they are visual. I love to look at pictures. I could look at pictures all day long. I’d say 80 percent of the blogs I read, I just scan photos and never read  a line of text. Isn’t that weird?  I guess everyone’s brain is made differently and we like what we like.

This got me thinking…maybe I should make a collection.  I tried a little bit with my Paris Party Planning post but maybe I should stick to things I know. Like art supplies, perhaps?  Oh yeah. You can talk about your Nars lip gloss and your booties that cost five hundred dollars and I’ll just glaze over but get me started on gel medium and glue gunsgooglie eyes and glow-in-the-dark paint and I’ll talk you under the table. Or talk you into coming over to my house Friday night for crafts and drinks with the girls.

Here’s a little collection I put together on eBay called Artist Afternoon.

1. Mod Podge!  If you’ve followed any of my craft posts over on Alphamom, you already know what a staple this is and you’ve already got five jars of it in your well-stocked craft cabinet in five different shades and weights. It’s not your mother’s decoupage goop, though you can certainly use it for decoupaging. It’s pretty much your average white glue that works on anything without the orange applicator cap that always gets stopped up anyway. If you don’t have a bottle of this on hand, you need one.

2. Small Watercolor Painting Tin Isn’t this cute? I’ve been thinking of making my own altoid tin version but I have to admit the tiny divider thing is a selling point for me. Especially if you use tube watercolor paint, which I don’t but I might try one of these days.

3.Gloss Gel Medium This stuff is the secret to not being a starving artist. You can add a tiny bit of paint to a big glob of gel and magically the pigment from your paint will color the entire glob without weakening the color at all. This is great when you discover that you are out of some important color and you really don’t want to run to the art store to stock up.

4. Washi Tape! There are so many uses for this stuff. Even if you aren’t the DIY type you need this around for taping small notes and wrapping packages. And also color coding your power cords.

5. Googlie eyes You already know how I feel about googlie eyes. I think everyone should have a very large collection. EBay is a great place to start.

6. Coveralls. I don’t have any but I’m thinking I need some. It could be like my super hero costume for crafting.

7. Glow in the Dark Paint! I’ve been perkolating a bunch of ideas with this stuff. I might even have to break it out for Halloween.

8. Sexy Boyfriend Jeans I live in these. Baggy, comfortable and NOT frumpy.

9. Liquitex Acrylic Paint  A lot of people swear by other brands but I’m pretty loyal to Liquitex. I’ve been using them since forever.

10. Super Bonder glue gun This is not Glubert, my trusty glue gun, but if Glubert suddenly bit the dust, this is probably what I’d buy because it’s red and it’s SUPER. Super Bonder to the rescue!

If you like the above, there’s more here. I hope you enjoy my collection!  Be sure to follow me on eBay to check out the rest of my shoppable collections. I’ve got a few that I think you will find very interesting…let’s just say I’m using my collections to inspire some fiction writing I might be doing. Stay tuned!

(My eBay Collections were curated as part of my collaboration with eBay  #FOLLOWITFINDIT)

4 Comments An Artist’s Afternoon

  1. lynne

    I love glue guns, googlie eyes, bendy pipe cleaners, patterned papers, fabrics and scissors with just the right point for cutting. See we were born to be friends :)

    I’m presently in India !!!!

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    1. SAJ

      I can’t believe you are in India!! I need to email you and catch up. I want to know all about it. And why are you not on instagram so I can’t live vicariously through you!!

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  2. lynne

    P.s. I agree Liquitex is awesome paint. it covers thickly, doesn’t flake & comes in an amazing array of colours. I use it for puppets and model making all the time xx

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