Wednesday, 2 July 2008

You know you are an artist when....

1. The highlights in your hair are from your palette and not Clairol.

2. You are having lunch with the girls and the fragrance you wear is eau d'linseed oil.

3. The only piece of new furniture you have in your home is a $2000 easel.

4. You butter your toast with your fingers, just to feel its texture.

5. You know what shade of green the lichen on the trees is.

6. You can't find a nice outfit for your date because everything has paint smears on.

7. Your date ends up with paint smears on him.

8. You're late for the date because you suddenly knew exactly what that detail of what your latest painting needed and just had to fix it while it was fresh in your mind.

9. You chose to buy that new Russian Sable Number Six Round instead of a Big Mac, a Large Fry, a Milkshake, Desert, and five gallons of gas.

10. You purchase a ton of books, and most are blank inside.

11. When viewing a sunset, you think in terms of cadmium yellow (light hue), salmon and gold, a tinted teal mixed with gold for the water....

12. There are Prussian blue fingerprints on your phone.

13. You clean your brushes in your coffee.

14. You carry pencils instead of pens.

15. You have watercolor swatches on cardboard in your pocket.

16. You explain your deplorably bad housekeeping by saying, "it's a work-in-progress..."

17. You do judge a book by its cover.

18. You watch the latest kids' digital animation movies and drool over the effects as much as the story.

19. You bought paint instead of food!

20. You draw your letters instead of write them.

21. Dust bunnies are part of your mixed media.

22. You get a feeling of calmness from holding and stroking the bristles of your clean paintbrushes.

23. You know more than 28 colors.

24. You never look at a person's face as a whole. You break it up into shadows and lines and shapes, and think how they would look on a canvas.

25. When others are needing to be with the in crowd, you feel lost in the crowd.

{My Favs are 10, 19 and 21! LOL}