I’m glad you’ve joined me here. Just like you, I wanted to do arts and crafts for a long time, but didn’t get the chance, or opportunity, made excuses, etc., and I didn’t start. Yet, as I got older, I thought ‘Will I have any regrets at the end of my life?’ I did. I knew I would regret not pursuing my art and craft dream.
So I committed to achieving it and took my first step. I sorted my art and craft stash I had gathered over the years. Then, later I started this website to show you how I progressed on my art and craft journey. I am continuing to do so that it can help you too.
I want to share the steps I take on my journey with you, so that you can take the steps to pursue your art and craft dream.
As I’ve travelled this journey, I started by organising my stash, experimented with my stash, and then got thrifty. Then I tried art and craft mediums. All seemed to be plain sailing until I had to apply colour.
I didn’t think this would be such a big, tall, thick wall.
As I moved on my art and craft journey, one of the biggest hurdles I found was the application of colour to my art and craft projects.
I had to learn about colour.
It’s taken me a few years, but think I’ve got it covered.
In that time, I created and drilled into Red Yellow Blue colour wheels, and looked at each colour sub-relationship.
To help me understand how they fit together, I created visual representations about these sub-relationships, their colour temperatures, and colour combinations.
All to get colour straight in my head, and to help you get it straight in yours!
I knew I had to take the next step.
I started a one year course at art school. I liked it so much, and learnt so much, that I started another.
How can I help you pursue your art and craft dream? (While I pursue mine?)
As mentioned above, I want to help you with colour and your art and craft colour choices. You will find information about colour harmonies dotted through the website.
I’ve been there. I want to help you organise your art and craft stash, or source what you need on your art and craft journey.
I started with a stash of arts and craft supplies. I sorted through my time, space and organised my supplies so that I could use them to get the art and craft results I wanted.
You can learn, as I have learnt along the way, that you can organise your stash of art and craft supplies so you can use them easily.
I want to help you organise yourself, so that you can think about what art and craft is best for you at this stage in your life.
You can think about how you feel about your art and crafts. You can learn how to try different crafts – drawing, painting, knitting and sewing.
Being thrifty is about managing your money, and your time. I want to help you to be thrifty in your art and craft.
I spent months organising my stash. I don’t want you to have to spend months, weeks, or even days, trying to figure out how to sort your art and craft stash.
Pursuing an art and craft passion is not cheap. It can squeeze your budget the more you see what you enjoy, and the more you want to do it.
I want to help you to understand pricing.
I want you to consider if you need to use higher grade materials for shorter life projects. I want to show you that you can get lots of colours from a few pencils, and to organise less expensive pencils so you can use them to develop techniques and understand colour.
It can sometimes be lonely on this journey. It can be hard. I want to help you connect with others like you.
I took a first step. I want to help you take your first step. I want you to keep taking them.
I want to help you to pursue your art and craft dream and find your niche.
You are worth it!
Join me at Artnitso & Co where we can take this journey together.