This morning I was working on assignments in a class I am taking to stretch my understanding of lots of the tools, mediums and other jazz I have in my studio. It was going pretty well. I found a great technique I know I will be using again and again. Best of all it was something I had never seen before and even going crazy I don’t think I would have imagined it. Then it happened. My heat tool bit the dust.
I am extremely impatient, so I am well known in my circle for taking heat to about everything I can to speed the drying time. I am the queen of impatience. When I can scratch out 15 minutes of creative time in my studio I want to make every second count. Time spent waiting for something to dry, is time I have wasted. I have owned top of the line heat tools from two different brands and styles. As of today they now have both been a bust. I have given up, no more top of the line heat tools for me that last less than a year. My back up el-cheapo model is still taking a licking a ticking every time my expensive and according to “everyone” they are the best and well worth the money are all long since gone. I would never imagine buying bottom of the line paint brushes, inks or watercolor paint, and yet it seems that the bottom-of-the-line heat gun is the way to go.
I am loosing no sleep over this decision and like who I am voting for in November no one is likely at this point to sway my feelings on this matter. I am not focusing on woulda, coulda or shoulda. Instead I am moving forwarding enjoying what I am learning. Imagining the other possibilities of one of my favorite discoveries today.