Do you have an art supply hoard? Time to make art with it!

Do you have an art supply hoard? Time to make art with it!

January 20, 2024

🎨 Attention all fabulous and fearless women! Are you ready to embark on a creative journey that will set your soul on fire, ignite your imagination, and unleash the artist within? Look no further, because I have just the thing for you. 🌪️✨ Welcome to the world of Accidental ArtMaker, where we celebrate the art closet hoarders and studio treasure keepers like you!

I understand that starting something new can be intimidating, especially when it comes to art. The voice in your head may whisper doubts and insecurities, questioning your abilities and discouraging you from taking that leap. 

Imagine yourself in your cozy kitchen, garage or studio, surrounded by a winter wonderland outside. As you open the doors to your art supplies, excitement fills the air. Your favorite paint colors beckon, and that mesmerizing Iron Orchid Designs transfer awaits its moment of glory. The possibilities are endless, but where do you begin?

Fear not, for I have a plan for you that involves unleashing your inner artist, embracing the mess, and creating something beautiful along the way. Let's dive into the steps that will take you from hesitant observer to confident creator:

Step 1: Gather 5 goodies from your art stash that you've been saving for that "perfect" day. Ignore the nagging doubts and imposter syndrome that may creep in. Remember, this is your time to shine, so shut down that negative voice for 10 glorious minutes.

Step 2: Set up your art supplies on a dedicated workspace and set the timer for 10 minutes. Within that short span of time, immerse yourself in the act of creation, letting your hands guide your artistic expression. That inner critic will just have to take a coffee break for now.

Step 3: Even if you're fortunate enough not to have that imposter voice, still set your timer for 10 minutes. Time is precious, and this is your chance to give yourself the gift of dedicated creativity.

Step 4: Let the art flow! Remember, the goal is not to complete a masterpiece in those 10 minutes. It's about starting something, no matter how small or imperfect. Grab a brush, a stencil, or that intriguing decoupage paper and let your instincts guide you as you make your mark.

Step 5: As the 10 minutes come to an end, pause and reflect on how you feel. If the creative spark has ignited a fire within you, keep going! Ignore that timer and continue to let your imagination run wild. But if you need a little more time to ease into the creative process, set the timer for another 10 minutes and allow yourself to fully immerse in the joy of art-making.

Step 6: How will you know when you're done? Trust your instincts. It may be when you feel a sense of satisfaction, or when that artistic energy starts to course through your veins. Remember, there are no rules here. Your art, your rules.

Step 7: And finally, mark 10 minutes on your calendar for tomorrow, because this creative journey has only just begun. The beauty of art is that it evolves and grows with us, so make it a daily ritual and watch your skills and confidence soar.

But wait, there's more! While you're embracing your horde of art supplies and indulging in the sheer joy of creation, you're also unlocking your hidden potential and honing your artistic skills faster than you can say "Worcestershire sauce"! Daily art-making is the secret ingredient that adds flavor to your life and awakens the creative genius within you. 🌟🔓✨

So, my fellow art enthusiasts, it's time to break free from the clutches of "someday" and dive headfirst into the messy, magical world of art. Click that "read more" button, and let's embark on a journey filled with laughter, empathy, and an unstoppable passion for creating. Together, let's make art a part of our daily lives and watch our spirits soar like never before!

Join Sharon, the Accidental ArtMaker, on her creative journey as she spreads love and joy through creating art and enabling you as well:  Accidental ArtMaker loves and supports every woman, mid-life or older, who is discovering herself and is creating art as a way to express that (re)discovery. Just like your own journey, your art is uniquely beautiful too. Embrace it, kindle it, and be proud of it.
Champion of Women Artists. Official stockist for Iron Orchid Designs, Made by Marley decoupage paper, Roycycled decoupage and stencils, & DIY Paint.


1. Artistic inspiration for women over 50
2. Creative journey for women
3. Art closet hoarders
4. Studio treasure keepers
5. Unleashing the artist within
6. Embracing the mess of creativity
7. Starting something new in art
8. Daily art-making rituals
9. Unlocking hidden artistic potential
10. Honing artistic skills


Suzette Brown

Suzette Brown said:

I actually have a question. Does anybody know what the best permanent glue for glass is?

Sharon the Accidental Artmaker

Sharon the Accidental Artmaker said:

Suzette, I asked on the IOD private stockist page. I had two answers for you: first choice is JB WELD clear. Second choice is E6000. I havent used either of these, so probably best to google more information.

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