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Friday, November 11, 2016
BHA-Brush Hoarders Anonymous
BHA - Brush Hoarders Anonymous
Hi. My name is Terry and I am a brush hoarder.There, I’ve admitted it.I have hundreds of brushes. I just cannot
throw them out!
My flats have evolved into filberts.I have a container full of bristles that have
aged into “scruffy brushes” perfect for foliage and fur.There’s another container full of stained
brushes reserved for Pthalos and Permasol blue.The only kinds of brushes that go in the trash have broken handles or
ruined ferrules (mostly my own fault for not washing them well or getting
distracted and leaving them full of paint).
And yet the Siren still sings. I gravitate toward fine
brushes. Sexy, silky sables.Well-tied
bristles. Full bodied synthetics. Dollars fly off of my credit card into the
coffers of the brush companies almost of their own volition.
Maybe I need to start a support group for brush addicts….
The addiction even extends to the digital world. My library
of brushes for Photoshop, Illustrator and Sketchbook Pro is ever-growing as
well. And I’ve recently learned how to make my own digital brushes, which could
precipitate a larger external hard drive in the near future.
If you want to know more about (real) brushes, you can
download an article I wrote on the subject by clicking HERE.
5 people who subscribed to my blog this week are benefitting
from my hoarding habit and I’m mailing them each a beautiful red sable detail
brush.Thanks to all of you for your
fantastic response to the launch of this blog! There’s a lot of neat stuff
coming up so stay tuned!
TIP: Yesterday, Blogger Par Excellence James Gurney had an awesome post about artists using social networks. Check it out by clicking HERE