These treasures invariably wind up in my art journal pages, handmade books, cards, tags, collages, assemblages, and even wrapped gifts. If you have a jones for junk, welcome. Things like hand-carved mother-of-pearl buttons, tatted lace, and ledger pages covered with handwriting are evidence of past lives, and should be honored. The challenge of seeing old pieces with new eyes never loses its thrill, and it energizes my creativity like nothing else. When I lived in Southern California there were sizable flea markets going on every weekend—one was even within walking distance of my house. This place is more than 30, square feet of happy, located in a massive old mill building that is a sight to behold.
Studio Saturdays: Vintage Art Materials - Artists Network
I have the 72 set, still. Looks like maybe 3 are gone. Welcome, artists and aficionados alike, to the home of The Museum of Forgotten Art Supplies, where tools of the trade that have died or have just about died a slow death are cheerfully exhibited — as well as those that perhaps don't get invited to lunch as much as they used to! The Museum now features more fun than you deserve, and shows over images of art supply artifacts, all contributed by visitors like you! As always, your comments are appreciated and most welcome.