If you are like most artists and creative souls who find inspiration in everything from traditional art supplies to a rusty piece of metal on the side of the road, then you probably have stuff among your art supplies that you had to have, but haven't gotten around to using yet.
For some, the collecting of stuff, new and old, for potential art making may be just fine, regardless of the outcome, but for others, all of that great stuff starts to make us feel guilty if we don't eventually use it to make something!!
For me, (and I don't think I am unique), this guilt is in direct relation to how much I spent on that "stuff." The yard sale score or the free castoff that I picked up on the side of the road causes no guilt at all, but the complete set of collector's edition fancy schmancy art tools in its original storage case that sits for years in a corner of my art room practically makes me hyperventilate when I dare glance in its direction.
And yet, the thought of selling it or giving it away is nearly impossible when I remember all creative ideas it fueled -- all of the potential projects that spun around in my head when I took the class or saw the demo that made me feel as though I "MUST have this, NOW!!"
So Halloween day was spent with my friend Lisa, who knows exactly how this feels, because on this day, she busted out one of HER gotta-have-it-right-now sets of tools from Ten Seconds Studio, that she had to have several years ago...and we USED the crap out it!!
Here's peek at some of the fun...