Self inflicted torture

I swear, that’s what it’s like to go to an art supply store with a small amount of money to spend and a set item to buy.

It’s what I do, otherwise I’ll blow our entire grocery budget on the most amazing things I just want to try, just once! So to keep my art addiction to a manageable level, I don’t enter the store with more money then I need to buy exactly what I planned to purchase. And those purchases were planned while I was sitting in the safety of my own home, well away from the temptations ofย  ‘other things’. Infamous other things.

Today I took myself to Roberts. I’m working on some small wooden boxes that are stained and then have my paintings enameled into the surface. But I ran out of wood stain and varnish, so I had to go and get some. I walk into the store and instantly “OMG I WANT THIS AND THIS AND THIS AND THIS” I actually picked up half a dozen items before I remembered that I had no cash on me to buy them. It’s an insane compulsion, I just can’t seem to be able to stop. Nothing else affects me like this. I walk into clothing stores? No problem. Shoe stores? Just fine. The junk food aisles? Eh. But put me in an art supply store and I suddenly become a raging artoholic who needs an intervention!

There were these fantastic boxes that were half off! I wanted to get them and paint them so badly!! Ah well.

Today’s lesson. Moderation is good for you, it really is. Now to figure out a way to get more cash so I can scamper back to the store and get some boxes >.>
Help me. I need an intervention!


4 Responses to “Self inflicted torture”

  1. April says:

    lol, I know that feeling. I’m that way with books and art supplies. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • Jess says:

      ahaha oh yes… I haven’t even mentioned my book addictions *grin* I spent so much on amazon and then quick frantic trips to barnes and noble when the internet couldn’t feed my needs fast enough.

  2. Jinny says:

    Thank you! I would now go on this blog every day!
    Thank you

  3. Alan Ralph says:

    Wishlist help to save me from myself. ๐Ÿ™‚