I am a natural-born collector. If something pinches my ‘Collector Nerve’, I can be absolutely obsessive about it. Markers have been pinching that nerve for … oh… my whole life. Maybe I’m exageratting! Maybe I didn’t use a texta until I was 2? I will have to check in with my Mum. So nearly my whole life then.
This isn’t even my whole marker collection. This is just the Alcohol Markers. At the moment I have them in brands and rainbow formation. MEPXY at the top. Then my Copics. Then my cheapie Finecolors (I got those in Bali). Eventually I will probably mix the Copics and MEPXY together, but for now, I like them this way.
I’ve been playing with markers a lot lately. Partly because I am re-filming ‘Supplies Me’ and partly because, well, I am always playing with markers!
Angus and I have decided to stock the MEPXY in our store. Only art materials I am cannot-live-without-it crazy about make it into the shop.
Do I rate MEPXY over other brands? Yes. (That is why they are at the top of my Marker stand!). I love the nibs and the colours. The MEPXY colourless blender is AMAZE-BALLS with sugar on top.
Do you need every colour? No.
I have ‘Rainbowitis’ and am an art supply junkie, so I need every colour and I willingly choose to spend my money on entire sets of art supplies, even when I know that I won’t use all the colours equally. That’s the Collector in me. I opened up an art supply store and created ‘Supplies Me’ to legitimise my habit. Because I have the store, I get access to stands, samples and wholesale prices, which further enables me!
But I am not a Hoarder! I use them up as much and as fast as I can. It’s a living collection! Art Supplies bring me such joy. Finding them, organising them, using them. All aspects.
Do you get excited by art supplies?
They are addictive… you have been warned! lol!