I took an online landscape watercolor journaling class a couple of months ago through the Jeanne Oliver Creative Network. The class was taught by Michelle Wooderson and I was not only inspired by the techniques and studies, but how Michelle paid so much attention to the details of all of her supplies. Every element was thoughtful and personal. I mean, now I *needed* a rubber date stamp for my sketches and watercolors!
And as soon as I saw her mixing her paint in little ironstone butter pats… well, there was no denying that she’s a kindred spirit. As I was watching the videos, I found myself more interested in her supplies than the assignment!
It’s like her artwork was just a by-product that sprang forth out of the beautiful environment it was created in.
Since that class, I’ve been following her on Instagram @mishwooderson . If you already love art supplies, you’re in for a treat. If you don’t see what the big deal is with art supplies, you’ll find yourself wanting to buy them just to use for decoration.
Her posts have been a creative pick-me-up as I’ve been going through the creativity-sucking process of packing! I’m pushing to finish, so I can have more time to create again.
Even though I have a couple of watercolor palettes set up already, I couldn’t resist a blue & white vintage tin from Michelle’s online shop.
She sets up these palettes with 1/2 pans, so they are all set to fill with your favorite colors. Michelle even shares how she sets up her color palettes, which is very helpful for an aspiring artist, like me.
You can shop Michelle’s online store HERE (and she does have more of those Artista tins).
As I was packing up my “keep pile” at the studio this afternoon and found myself day-dreaming about what my new studio space might look like and how I would set it up.
For the past three years, I have been renting a studio space about a mile from my house. It’s been the right space for this season of my business, but I’m hoping to have my studio in our next home. There are advantages and disadvantages to having a workspace in the home, but I feel like that’s a good direction for me to go at this time.
By the way, I’m not being dodgy about where we’re moving. I know it sounds crazy, but we really don’t know 100%, yet! It’s a step of faith.
And I’m no stranger to those…
PS – This isn’t a sponsored post. I just wanted to share someone who has been an inspiration to me lately!