I have such a collection of watercolour brushes. And most of them I don't like. It's frustrating that you have to buy them without knowing if they will work for you or not. Will they hold enough water....will the point hold......how does it feel. So, I have a collection of them!
I've been buying brushes lately for the watercolour classes that I've started teaching so I'm trying to pick brushes for my students that are not too expensive (to keep costs down) but that will still work for them. Pet peeve of mine is giving learners substandard tools.....they need the good ones!
So while I've been doing that, I've been thinking about my own brushes. I have heard that the Escoda brand is a favourite of watercolourists, so I thought let's try them. I bought a #12 round last month and have just started using it. Wow. It's great! It holds so much paint and keeps that point. It's a workhorse brush for me know. But, I thought if that one's so good, maybe some of the other sizes are too. So, time for a little treat for Debbie. I am so pleased with them. I think I'm just going to get rid of almost all of my old brushes. Hmmmmm what do you do with old brushes that don't work so well.......hmmmmm
A couple of weeks ago, a visitor to my booth at the Hespeler Village Market commented "I'd love to see the walls in your house! They must be so nice." I replied "actually I only have a couple of my own pieces of art on the walls!" It got me thinking about what I do have on the walls. I'd like to share them with you.
And if you're not totally bored yet......here are a few non-art items. Memories of the ocean.....a metal art piece that I liked....and a Cross Stitch picture I made for Dennis about 20 years ago.....when I had nothing better to do obviously! It took forever.
So as I ponder on these, I see that for the most part, everything is on my walls because it means something to me. (I say me, because I'm usually the one that does that sort of thing LOL ) And that is what I'm finding out as I'm selling my artwork. It means something to them....it's not just a piece of decor that matches the furniture. It really is something that is a part of their life. I like that.