Three artist friends and I went up to the big city (for us, that's Virginia Beach) and stopped in an art supply store. There, tucked in the shadowy back room, I spied the most beautiful package of gallery mats with a 2 by 3 inch opening. I grabbed three packs, 10 to a pack, along with some pastels, colored pencils, a few sketchbooks on sale, and some brushes. Do not judge. You would have done the same thing.
Arriving home I just had to try one of these little beauties. So I grabbed a sketchbook and found an image I liked and went to work. One image led to another and I was hooked. When I tried a watercolor painting on Yupo, the joy of pushing that paint around in such a confined space felt like creating magic.
I now realized that the number of mats I purchased were not going to sate my appetite, so I got online and ordered more, three times. They were on sale through the online store so it only makes sense right? Addicts can justify anything.