It's taken me about a half a year to get around to trying them. You see, when I order from Blick Art Supplies I order a large amount of stuff to save on shipping. I realized that if I didn't get these last time I ordered, I'd have to wait at least a year to get them next time. Because I'm in Nanaimo, Canada getting art supplies at a reasonable price can be difficult. In fact, so far I haven't even found a fine art store in Nanaimo at all yet. We have a Michael's but they just don't usually carry the artist brands and if they do they're exorbitantly expensive. It's much more economical to order once a year from Blick as they have nearly anything you'd ever need. (If you ever want to order anything, I'm an affiliate and I'd so appreciate it if you'd click through from my site, it helps keep me in hazelnut coffee, lol.)
The one thing they don't carry are Twinks and Silks from Luminarte. The Twinkling H2O's are my new love. I like the Silks too but I'm foremost a watercolor artist and haven't really ventured into acrylic yet. When I do I know I'll use the silks. I must admit, I'm curious to try my mom's new Golden acrylic paints that I bought her a little while ago but I want her to use them first so I'll wait and get used to using Twinks, Silks and Neocolor ll's.
I think with the Neocolor ll's tried, I've finally used all my supplies at least once. It must sound like I have a plethora of stuff in my artistic arsenal but that's not so true. I just get used to using certain supplies, I know how they'll come out and work so I don't venture out to new stuff, lol. I'll admit though that I'm crossing my fingers that I get more Twinks for Christmas. I really love them.
Ok, so obviously I did a heron in my Moleskine. I decided that I'd represented the Koi in our pond and I should show our not so little baby Koi eater. I think we'll put up a sign this spring stating that we are NOT a sushi restaurant, go elsewhere!!
|Heron: Sushi Eater|
So anyway, hope all my American friends have a lovely Thanksgiving this Thursday. I'll be having veggie soup with crackers or some such. If you want the recipe for my veggie soup, click here!! (the recipe is a part of Dion Dior's When Artist's Cook, last month's post)
I'm sure I'll be back soon with more art for AEDM. Until then, enjoy this time before the rush of Christmas. Sending hugs to you all. Come on back soon and say hi, K? Good!
If you're looking for The Artist's Play Room for this week, just click here and scroll down to the end of the post to read all about this week's theme, "Turkey Day USA", and add your artwork to the Mr. Linky. Remember, it's the second last APR of 2012!