Hello friends! After a couple seemingly unproductive days I finally got some stuff done that was causing me a fair bit of anxiety. I got my girls back to school shopping done and a couple hard to find birthday gifts ordered (cross your fingers that they come in the right size!) I was starting to freak out, I was in my studio today spinning my wheels because I could not settle down to get anything done. Worrying about those nagging tasks was worse than actually completing them. Do you get that way? For me it is the overwhelming options out there: Where should I shop, who has the best deals, how many stores do I have to go to, if I order things on line will they fit? My son is easy, I can log on to my favorite clothing store and I know their sizes well, all he has to do is pick and point, we are done in minutes. Girls need to try stuff on, you can not guess or you end up with a closet-full of unworn clothes or dreaded return lines. So tonight the girls and I had a lovely time shopping, no really, we did! I told myself we can go out again if we don’t find everything we need. I usually put so much pressure that we have to do it all in one shot (because I hate to shop) but tonight I changed my attitude, we had a great time and my girls made some really smart choices…I don’t think we bought 1 single t-shirt! They tried on T-shirts but opted for classic or funky blouses. There is hope! The only place I do not feel the overwhelming choice fear is in the art store, or art catalog/website and I think it is because I like to look at art supplies and learn what is out there and I have been using supplies for so long that I can recognize quality on sight regardless of the price and if I make a bad purchase I chalk it up to experience and move on. I came across a display of new paint brushes at ACmoore a couple of weeks ago called Snap! by Princeton. They were very affordable but with my keen art-buying eyes they looked good. I wanted to find an inexpensive brush to recommend my students and I saw a package with a 3/4″ angle wash, a #8 filbert and a #10 round. The set retailed for $7.99 and I had a coupon so I paid about $4.50. In today’s video I will review them:
Here is the item # on the package: #9650set1 They are good brushes. The only downside being that they do not have acrylic scraper handles but heck, we all have out cut up credit cards for that right? What are your favorite brushes? Do you have a great deal to share? Leave a comment, we can all benefit for others experience! Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!