Monday, September 4, 2017

Addicted to Love ... of Minis

I thought I had kicked all my bad habits. I rarely drink, maybe a beer once in while when Ted comes to town, I try to eat healthy unless I'm anywhere near a bake sale, I exercise most days, try to watch what comes out of my mouth especially around children, and I no longer work till two in the morning. One at the latest. But you can't go this long always being good. And I have found my new addiction - painting minis.

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.

So now I have amassed a huge number of these minis for my upcoming show this week. Hopefully they will sell. I wonder, will I ever be able to break free?


  1. I am so glad you gave in to this desire becaue every one of these paintings is like a sweet jewel and they look so good in the small format matted this way! WOW! I know they will sell quickly and then you'll just have to create more.

  2. From your mouth to buyers ears! Thanks Rhonda. The test will begin tomorrow; a big 2 day show. I'll keep you posted!