I still clearly remember that moment when I was 6 years old. I was staring at a bunch of stationeries and art materials. I told myself that someday, when I grow up and finally have a job, I will finally be able to buy all the art materials I wanted! That was the time when I would save a good chunk of my allowance so that I could finally buy that dream marker set I would always see after ballet class.
Fast forward to years later, here I am still coming up with all the excuses to buy art materials!
I’m staring at this shelf of ours at home and wondering if I should have changed my dream. Whatever happened to those dreams of floating outerspace? Should I have chosen a different path?!?
My dream was again validated when I went to Fully Booked in Greenbelt 5. I realized, I can’t change the things that truly make me happy. I saw shelves and shelves of paint tubes plus tables of paper and I wanted to have everything! It’s like the kid inside me never really grew up. (I just probably have more adult stuff to deal with now such as monthly bills and and this thing called marriage which makes it sound oh-so-formal but really, it only feels like you get to share a house with your crush. #Cheesy)
Well, for the record, taking photos in this area is not allowed so we asked for official permission so I can share with you this piece of heaven! Just in case you’re wondering where this is, it’s located at the basement just in front of Healthy Options.
Yup, you’re staring at the stuff that dreams are made of. Well, Ponggo found me walking with a smile on my face. I was partly broken-hearted because I wanted to buy the whole store and I was also overwhelmed because I was just trying to imagine all the possibilities!
To give you an idea, this is how two-thirds of the place looked like. So…Yeah…It was hard to shoot when half of your mind is already thinking of what to buy! SFJKDFSLKSJFKDJ!
Just when you thought that’s already too much to process, this area has an extension and it’s bound to keep you staring for a long time.
Van Gogh Acrylic Set
As I always say, I always find myself hopping from one medium to another and if there’s anything consistent in my work, it’s my love for colors. So just imagine how challenging it was for me to go through everything. *I sound insane. It’s like I’m happy but I’m in pain.* I’m actually quite relieved I haven’t explored oil painting yet or elseeee! *Whew!*
They also have Calligraphy pens, nibs, holders and inks for all you addicts!
Ponggo was eyeing these acrylic sprays especially the orange one. I’m so happy I married someone who isn’t afraid of colors!
Not TUBES but TUBS of paint. I’m currently seeing myself working on a huge canvas–so huge, I’ll probably need a ladder. Then, I could probably place the output in my spacious imaginary living room in the future! Oooooohhh. *You know, if I shared with you all the things I imagined and just let my mind wander, I will never finish this blog post.*
Golden Acrylic Paints! Don’t you just love how they used the actual color as a sample outside the packaging? Now, you’re saved from all the guess work and stash of unused supplies filled with buyer’s remorse.
Just in case you’ve seen it here, here & here, I’ve been hooked to paint daubs lately. I mean, I really tried my hand at realistic art (LOL) but the more I try putting more details into my work, the more I find myself getting stuck with mixing paint and just watching the colors on my palette and canvas!
So, you guessed it. I bought some Golden tubes and tested it against the brands that I’ve been using. They’re the only ones true to their color–I didn’t have to mix them with any other color. *Tears of joy!*
Above: Feeling every bit like a curator, here’s are some stuff you could play with if you’re into watercolor. I’m imaginging that this is my own set because most of my brushes are Daler-Rowney and I have a couple of Moleskine Watercolor booklets. They’re ideal for travel because they absorb paint faster than your usual paper.
Well, I hope you enjoyed today’s tour of the Fully Booked Greenbelt 5 Art Section! If you’re looking for a playground / art + retail therapy this weekend, you know where to go!
Have fun creating!❤