#1 NYT bestselling author Linda Lael Miller

Invasion of the Art Supplies

It’s official.  My art supplies, half finished paintings and unused sketchbooks are taking over the house!  They’ve already conquered the basement, and now they’re encroaching on the kitchen.  Yikes.  This can’t be good fung shei.  :) If that’s how you spell it, and it probably isn’t.  Unless I want my own episode on “Hoarders”, and who needs that kind of publicity, I’d better start using my evenings to sort out all this infernal stuff— there will be three categories: Throw away, Give away, and Keep.

I would be better off, I suppose, if I specialized.  One woman, one hobby.  Crocheting, say.  Or watercolors.  But NO.  That would be way too easy.  Trust me to choose mixed media–which means I love to experiment, as I said yesterday, with practicaly every new product I can get my hands on, which means, in turn, that I have a little bit of everthing and nothing
is organized.  The fabrics are over here.  The paints–some of them–are over there.  There are stacks of collage materials, which, of course, resemble clutter to the casual onlooker.  :)  (It’s all a matter of perspective, I guess.)  There are teetering piles of art magazines….

Well, you get the picture.  Unfortunately.

But I am a writer.  I am a creative person.  I can envision what now looks like a badly-planned yard sale as a spacious, well-lit area with clear surfaces to work on and everything in its place.

I can dream, can’t I?

4 comments to “Invasion of the Art Supplies”

  1. Nyoka
      · September 1st, 2011 at 4:40 pm · Link

    Linda! I know exactly what you mean! I deserve my own show on "Hoarders".. mine is paper and card making supplies. (hope you received the 'book' card that I sent to you?) I have my own room for crafts but soon it's going to need a cleaning.. I HATE to throw away anything.. for next week I will most likely need it for a card project!!Can't wait for the new book!!God bless!

  2. Marie
      · September 1st, 2011 at 5:55 pm · Link

    Linda, it seems that you are having a whole lot of fun.I have multiple hobbies and I am going to start organizing now..yes I am.

  3. Mai
      · September 2nd, 2011 at 12:30 pm · Link

    Linda, I'm not allowed to make any more friends cause I'll pick up a new hobby from them and soon the house would be overrun with new crafts stuff. I've crocheted, scrapbooked, stamped cards and beaded. Right now yarns are taking over the house.

  4. Michelle
      · September 2nd, 2011 at 3:17 pm · Link

    hi Linda! I'm so excited you blog every day– author friend Kristin hasn't blogged all summer- we're thinking we've lost her to facebook :)Speaking of Kristin, I picked up your Ragged Rainbows and got chills looking at it. It seems a little reminiscent of Summer Island.Normally, I don't read series as they seem to be difficult to keep track of, but I read a Christmas book of yours once and I loved it!

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