Thursday, March 29, 2012

another weakness revealed

Okay, so I don't have any stitching to share today. I spent a good part of last week plugging along on a project followed by another couple of evenings tearing it all back out. *sigh* It happens.
Meanwhile I have distracted myself here and there with the hefty Dick Blick catalog that arrived in the mail. I don't think I have mentioned this but I have been a lifelong fan of Dick Blick and also, for a short stint, a Dick Blick employee. As you might imagine that was quite a dangerous job and it's amazing I ever brought home a dime of my paycheck. While I skimmed the pages of the catalog I was delighted to find so many products I had never seen before and would LOVE to get my hands on. I thought I'd share a few today but I SWEAR Dick Blick and I do NOT have some sort of weird agreement - I'm sure you can get this stuff lots of places.
First is this 'task board' from the paper section. This stuff sounds amazing! You can sand it, make 'invisible joints' use any glue or paint with it - and get this - you can either get it wet or use steam to bend it or make it pliable and as it dries it regains it's rigidity. Oh the play potential!

Next up is this line of specialty foamcore cutters. I was especially drawn to the circle cutter which would be perfect for cutting out inserts to put on the back of an embroidery hoop. That is something I would never try to do freehand.

I had never heard of "Montana" brand products but check out these cool paint markers they make

They come pre-filled or you can buy empty ones and fill however you choose. The barrel is clear so you know how much is left and they can be used on paper, plastic, glass, metal or concrete. Also by Montana is a line of spray paints that have changeable caps for creating different effects. Sweet!

And this last one wins the "Why didn't I think of that" award. The rotating easel. Holy smokes it's brilliant.

So those are just a few of the many many things that caught my eye and sparked my imagination. I told Vince that looking at art supplies like that just makes me want to lock myself in a room with a couple thousand dollars worth of new 'toys' and he can just slide a sandwich or two under the door once in a while. Who knows when I would ever come out.

But... I won't do that I promise. I seem to be short the thousands of dollars AND the lock for the door. Oh well, a girl can dream, right?


DanaK ~ WaterPenny said...

Hmm, I don't have the money or the lock either, but I do have sandwiches! ;) Have to focus on the simple things!

sarah k walker said...

Love the windmill easel. Thanks for sharing.