Sunday, September 30, 2012

Artholics Anonymous


I got this wonderful Fabriano watercolor paper block. The great thing about it is that the pages are glued on all sides, which prevents paper warping and it dries flat.


The quality of the paper is amazing and I am having major fun with it.


But this fun is taking a toll with the amount of money I am spending on art supplies and feel I must confess: my name is Ana and I am an "artoholic". 



Keep creating, but be warned: it is highly addictive!

34 comments:

Dianne said...

It absolutely is... but it is the kind of additiction that brings women back to their soul! It renews them... if not their pocket books! Love the new painting! This butterfly is fabulous!

Sandra van Doorn said...

looove that butterfly...

ArtSings1946 said...

Lovely piece ... I know what you mean about art supplies ... I can't get anymore until some of my art sells. I do so miss creating and also shopping for "stuff" which I use in my mixed media, altered art pieces.

Love always,
Jan

Nadia said...
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Nadia said...

haha, so you discovered the Fabriano watercolourpaper! Great stuff! I am addicted to it to.
Love the colours you used, very bright!

alteredstatesstudio said...

my name is kristin, and i'm an artoholic too. nice to join the group. :) i love fabriano paper too! i only buy when it is on sale though....but, sometimes i get caught in that "sale" mode and buy too much too! (cuz it's on sale, hellooo- think of the money i am saving right now!) your tulips are amazing- i love the color!

turquoisemoon said...

Half my garage is filled with art stuff... then there's my knitting, photography, rug making, etc...doesn't get better with age. your pic is beautiful.

La Dolce Vita said...

I love this vibrant painting, such an amazing creation !
keep it up !

Cindy D. said...

This is really nice and the butterfly is so pretty! I am glad you're enjoying the watercolor block. I don't actually do watercolors but I did buy a block once to experiment with the paper. I could not get the hang of cutting off the top page! Arrrrgh! I found out later that particular brand or batch had been over-glued or something, but I don't think I'll be trying again. Way better stuff to spend my time on than fighting with art supplies. ;)

I totally understand that art-aholic thing! And thanks for stopping by my blog!

CraveCute said...

We all have our indulgences don't we? Thank you for sharing your latest addiction, it is beautiful!

wanda miller said...

MAJOR fun can bring MAJOR gorgeous work...which is what this is! i just LOVE "HOW" you paint, and "WHAT" you paint! xo

Kyra said...

(...jotting down name of the paper, I prefer the blocks, although I'm literally just going back to watercolor after years-long break this week) I'm addicted too. Although, I get pretty good prices at Jerry's, I do tend to shop around and find the best deals (cheapjoes, etc.) It's how I justify it "I saved * much! I can totally get that other thing now..."

Nice butterfly!

So, why is Fabriano better?

Debra She Who Seeks said...

So's blogging, so be extra careful!

Robin Larkspur said...

Arts--crafts--blogging! We are all addicted, but I refuse counseling!!

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

'Artoholic..." Hahaha...too funny, Ana! But there are worse addictions, so I wouldn't worry too much about it. Just enjoy :)

Scarlet said...

It pays off for you because you use your medium well. Beautiful image, Ana...and I know it's addicting...but it's also therapy. :)

rachel awes said...

such sweetness here, ana.
so lovely to visit your
flower n butterfly n you.
xox

Creatively yours Fi said...

I am too...a good type of "-oholic" to be Ana :) except the cost factor!!!$$!! Beautiful x

Francie M said...

I know what you mean. I just had a picture framed and when I got it home I noticed that I hadn't measured very well. Now I have to take it back and get the picture taken out so I can fix it. MONEY!!! MONEY - I might as well just have thrown it out the window. such a dumb thing on my part. ARRRGG! Anyway, your pictures are so lovely I'm sure you realize the cost is worth it!!!

demie said...

Hello Ana!

Thank you for visiting and commenting on my blog.
Your watercolour is lovely
Love those tulips : )

BamaTrav said...

Paper is made out of wood.

Almost Precious said...


Funny how all hobbies and crafts can become so addictive . . . and very costly.
Your painting is beautiful and I marvel at the delicacy of the butterfly.

Ariel said...

Beautiful painting Ana. What you've said is very very true. I love indulging in all art related things but have to keep myself restricted due to the cost. I'm yet to try this paper. I stick with the good old Strathmore, affordable and doable.
Susan

Laura said...

of all possible addictions... perhaps this is one worth finding a source for supporting your habit! These are lovely!

Jenny Blair said...

So glad to hear I am not alone :) Its lovely to meet you Ana, and thankyou so much for your very kind words on my blog the other day.Its been fun having a little nose around your blog....your butterflies are beoootiful xx

Lynn Fisher said...

Amen...and don't you just love Fabriano!

Piarom said...

Those vibrant colors...it shows that you have so much fun painting it!! the butterfly is amazing!!

Sherri B. said...

Oh yes, I completely relate...it's hard to resist art supplies! I absolutely love your butterflies...

Buttons said...

Oh Ana I am glad you are an artaholic:) B

Jeanie said...

These are lovely! That color really pops. I think that would be a great pad with the four sides glued. except I'd probably peel it off as soon as I was done to start another so it would dry bent anyway!

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Shaharoh said...
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Shaharoh said...

Creating needs to be a major in college that one can study, obtain a degree and then get paid for. Creativity is such a sacred space that is a most, much like the basic necessities of life:)

Shaharoh said...

must*