Thursday, April 20, 2006

Studio Friday: Sparkle...

Sometimes I have the compulsion to be obsessive.

Like here for instance.

I like to catalog. I like to organize. I like to keep track of things.

When I started using Art Institutes glitter, I fell in love with them. I remember exactly when it happened. It was 1995 and I was in Arizona with Leigh selling stamps at the Scottsdale RS convention. We went to Barbara Trombley's studio and we got to play with all of her glitter. I was hooked.

The problem when I get hooked is I have the desire to acquire the entire line. If you saw my marker collection post, you're getting a teeny-tiny glimpse at my obsession (I have hundreds more markers in and around the house somewhere - actually, I know exactly where they all are).

So, when I fell in love with this glitter, I felt the need to collect every color she made. This was my attempt to catalog the colors I purchased and the ones I still needed.

Thankfully (!) a severe ecomomic crisis hit the Silicon Valley and ducats were tight. And I stopped working for a rubber stamp manufacturer and suddenly had to pay full price for all of my goodies. And {mostly} my obsession has been tamed.

Just don't ask about my paper collection.

Submitted to Studio Friday: Sparkle Shine or Shimmer

12 comments:

Tongue in Cheek Antiques said...

your collection shines your creative energy, I like the obsession and would lov eto see your paper collection!

phinner said...

sometimes? tamed? haha!!!

Going For Greatness said...

Glad I'm not the only one ;)!
Who wants to be tamed?!?!!? Not ME!! ;)
Gabi

ScrappaNu said...

Cool shimmering collection

{ Karin }

Sarah said...

Love your sparkles!

sharla said...

Ha ha A fellow obsessive collector. I totally understand.

Lisa Marie said...

I can so relate to your desire to collect obsessively. I'm the same way (when I can afford it!).

justjohanna said...

hehe. me too, me too. gotta have all of them. glitters, paints, inkpads, stamp lines, new paper. so naughty (& expensive!) i know, but i just love beautiful things around me.

andrea said...

heehee, you are too funny. Its good to have obsessions...especially ones with such beautiful colors and shades.
a.

tiffinix said...

Oh so fabulous - I love your glitter notes! That is just awesome!

susan said...

oh don't tame yourself! Your collection is fabulous! Like your blog header too! TFL and commenting on mine.

Linda said...

it's frightening and exciting at the same time to think I know EXACTLY what you mean... LOL.. embroidery floss comes to find, among too many other things.