Wednesday, May 20, 2009

easel envy

Self portrait with easel - Vincent van Gogh, 1888

I paint. Not well or anything, I was never trained in it...but I do it. I've given pieces away to family and friends for gifts and I painted a few small scaled pieces for the bedroom. I own nothing fancy, no easel, cheap brushes, have no idea how to stretch my own canvas, and buy my paints in small painters kits...I'm pretty much a poser. Whatever. I love it.

My little sister painted once in college for a class assignment. This must have been 4 years ago now. Yet, this Friday she comes home toting a huge brand new painter's easel, and a large beautiful painter's supply kit. She said she feels like taking up painting so she went and bought everything she needs to do so.

I'm just venting because I'm jealous.


  1. What a fun hobby. My cousin paints the most beautiful scenes...and I've always wanted to try my hand at it.

  2. You should go get the goods!