Over the years I have to admit I have had a bit of a spending problem when it comes to art supplies. Whenever I walk into an art or craft or hardware store it can be so difficult to walk out with more than I had intended but I have learned to reel it in a bit compared to the past. Previously I learned very quickly that though I am drawn in many different directions as far as arts and crafts, practicing everything from sculpture to pottery to sewing, I always come back to paint. So I do allow myself to dream and plan for other projects and media but try to control the urge to purchase the supplies until I'm certain that I will use them again and because I've been teaching more over the past nine years, there are particular supplies that definitely come in handy. There are so many projects on the go in my studio at any given time at any rate, and I prefer a fairly tidy environment to work in..