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Creative Strength Training by Jane Dunnewold

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Use What You’ve Got

I used to spend way too much time shopping for project supplies. There was always one more elusive something I needed. Another chapter of the story? Being at markets, trade shows or visiting a new city, which inevitably exposed me to a load of fresh stuff I just knew I had to have. Load up the suitcase. Take it all home. No questions asked. It’s a good thing I wasn’t driving. At least I was limited to a suitcase.

The day came when my studio needed to be cleared to prepare for a badly needed paint job. I was confronted with the reality of my cavalier acquisition style. Where would I stash all that stuff during the painting, and more importantly, why did I buy it in the first place?

A careful examination was revelatory. I would ...

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