22 July 08
Confessions of an Art Supply Junkie
We’ve been keeping a fairly close eye on what we’ve been spending in 2008 in an effort to understand where all the money goes, what should (and can) be changed, and what we really need to live on. No full answers to those questions yet, but Numenius compiled a breakdown the other night.
What I spend on art materials is daunting. Do they get used right away? No. Most of them are filling nooks and crannies and the books are stacked by the bed and it’s all a bit frightening.
Katherine Tyrrell of Making a Mark has a wonderful post today on the art of economizing on art materials. First step, for me, is to organize what I have, see what I still want, and find a good home for stuff I don’t. And, proud of myself, I didn’t go into an art store in Berkeley over the weekend. This is another easy thing to do: avoid the temptation in the first place…