The Folly of Hoarding Art Supplies!

Yesterday, I posted a bit concerning my participation in the Dreadful Project.

https://trashbubblesandlifeslittlebits.wordpress.com/2014/03/04/a-hodge-podge/

My intention was to add a bit of glow-in-the-dark acrylic paint to the white spaces of the piece, in hopes of creating an ethereal effect for the specters.

Specters in the Dark

Specters in the Dark

The paint was already in my arsenal. I just needed to break it out and use it! I was so excited to finally have a purpose for it!

This is what I found when I opened the package…

Palmer's Luminous Acrylic

All dried up and no place to go!

All dried up and no place to go!

Clearly purchased on clearance (either close to, or past its expiration) this paint was then stored in a drawer until which time I found a use for it.

Oh! The folly!

If I can impart just one morsel of wisdom to you from the desk of The Studio at Piney Creek Acres, let me impress the following upon you; USE YOUR SUPPLIES!

They are meant to be used, not collected! Use your paints, your pretty papers, your markers, your ribbons, trims, stickers, etc!

Be FEARLESS! So what if what you attempt to make with them doesn’t turn out the way you hoped it would? It is in the act of creating that we find satisfaction. It is in the creating that we learn and grow. Don’t be a collector. Be an artist!

Go now and use that treasured supply you’ve been saving for “just the right project!”

Happy Trash to you, until we meet again!