Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Sparkly Paint for St. Patrick's Day

Happy orange tulips, just for fun.


Bad news... one of my favorite kind of paints will no longer be produced... horrors! Twinkling H20s made by Luminarte is going out of business. Times are tough for them according to their web page, so they are filling orders until all the stock is gone. These are like watercolors but have more saturated color plus they are shimmering or sparkly. I'm so bummed about this. It seems most of my fave magazines and even Gocco supplies are caput.
Anyway, I spent the morning painting my dry prints... some for the etsy shop, some for shows. It's a fun and sort of mindless part of printing that I love. The prints look more vibrant and detailed with color and there's no doubt I couldn't live without a whole lotta color in my life!

8 comments:

tangled sky studio said...

it's so sad...things we love always seem to disappear. I would love to buy three of all my faves but it never works out that way and then i'm out of luck. hopefully you can stock up on a few faves.....

Jeane said...

the tulips scream spring! very unfortunate and the paints - Lynne over at heart and life is also very bummed - she has used them a long time....hopefully something will come along that will take their place - alas...

artslice said...

Hi Beth- I'll have to stock up on the most loved colors.

Hello Jeane - Ha, the tulips are screaming spring and so am I! Has the farmer's market opened yet in PT?

Paula Villanova said...

I hate when that happens! I'm sure you'll work around this but in the meantime, it's an adjustment! Love the tulips!

artslice said...

Hey Paula - yep... it's an adjustment, this economy is changing a lot of things. Thanks - I may have to get more tulips :)

ursula dodge said...

the tulips are awesome...wow, a little spring. i've noticed a lot of shelter magazine are tanking, are those the magazines you mean? i hate it. i did hear a bright report about the economy the other day on npr...the first time anyone has dared to be positive, maybe it will be the first little leak in the dam. i hope so. all the negative media is giving everyone a confidence problem...even people whose jobs aren't in jeopardy and are doing fine have quit spending out of fear, which is putting additional strain on the economy. we went on a media fast and it helps a ton with our attitudes. i hope you find something to replace your beloved sparkly pigments.

willow said...

Love the springy colors! Too bad about the paints. Scary times.

artslice said...

Hi Ursula and Willow-
yep, times are tough for a lot of people and companies. I was thinking of the Mary E. Home Companion mag in particular... it was a nice one :0