I am easily intimidated. Art shops intimidate me. So much stuff for real artists. I'm not an artist. But I am now overcoming this fear and have bought art supplies at an art shop.
After going to Lincraft (mistake) and Spotlight (in the city*: big mistake) I realised that if I wanted some good paints and stuff, I had to get it together, and go to an art shop.
*Non-South Australians, talk amongst yourselves: I understand Spotlight in the city (Adelaide) is going to have a makeover. Hallelujah! About time. It was an absolute dishevelled mess. However, having been to Spotlight at Clovercrest I realise what a paradise it can be. I hope the city store will be a little like Clovercrest.
So I went to Eckerleys in the city. Real, amazing heaven. I realised I had no need to be afraid. The staff there were so helpful and, in my usual way, I hated asking for help and admitting ignorance. But they didn't blink an eye and made great suggestions. I'm looking for this but I don't know what it is I'm looking for, etc.
I have wanted to do some drawing but faced with the blank page it has been intimidating (there's a theme here). So I signed up with Suzi Blu's Les Petite Girls to learn about drawing cutesy girls, using watercolour pencils, paint and paper to create mixed media pictures. And I love it! I'll post some more little drawings as they are created.