Friday, September 21, 2012

Easels, Art Boxes, etc.


I finally bought myself an easel!

It’s so cute and portable.  It’s not clunky at all. 
In fact, it’s very streamlined and elegant that way.

If I have an easel, does that mean that I am a real artist?? 
J  LOL J

It’s funny the things that help me feel like an artist. 
You would think “making art”, would have something to do with it,
but somehow it’s just not that simple.

When I was in Jr. High
(way back before middle schools existed),
I thought if I could only have a wooden art box like this,
I would really feel like an artist…


Of course, now that I could buy one for myself,
I don’t know what I’d do with it. 
I’m not toting paint around.

But when I was 14, that would’ve been “it”. 
J

But my mother sent me off to art classes
with a red plastic tackle box instead.
Yuk.

Red?  Plastic? 
No self-respecting artist would choose that! 
All my friends had the wooden art boxes!

Hello!  Unpainted wood with the brass hardware. 
That’s what real artists had.  Everybody knew that!  J

Hahaha  And now that I could buy one, I don’t.
Go figure.

But I did buy an easel!

Maybe now I can back up and look
 at my pieces from a distance greater than, say, 12 inches! 

I have heard that a good piece will work well
at 20 feet, 6 feet and at 2 feet, or something like that.

It sounds like a job for an easel, to me!  J

How wonderful is that??

XOXO,
Lucky Dog


2 comments:

  1. YOU are really an artist - never doubted it for a minute! But having the "accepted" art-y stuff - well, the more fun toys the better. As for the tackle box - would LOVE to have a bright red one.
    You do wonderful, joyous, beautiful art. Keep it up girlfriend!
    Hugs,
    Sue Ann

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    1. hahaha And I would've gladly given it away! Thanks, sweetie!! XOXO

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