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Archive for March, 2011

Why did I open an Art Supply store? Temporary Insanity, maybe?…


Hi fellow artists! This is my first attempt at blogging – please bear with me while I fill you in on the latest here at Art Central!

Our address is 1329 Monterey Street, in San Luis Obispo – Store PH # is (805)  747-4200.  

Store Hours:  Monday thru Saturday 11am – 5pm ….  I’m usually here by 9am, but it’s a good idea to call first and make sure I’m here, if you want to come early!  Also, most days I don’t mind staying later – eventually I figure to have the store open one or two evenings a week – just waiting to see / hear from you – what would the best day be?  I was thinking of  Tuesdays or Thursdays…  feedback is good … let me know!

We had a great opening reception for Art After Dark this past Friday evening – Many thanks to our gallery artists for their terrific work, to Castoro Cellars for pouring their fantastic wine, and to all the great folks who came and enjoyed the evening with us!

This show will be up until March 31st. Please come and check it out – it is SUPERB!

The art supplies are still coming in – some recent arrivals which have been HIGHLY anticipated are the Schminke and Unison pastels – still don’t have a rack for the Schminke’s, but hopefully we’ll see it by the end of the month. In the meantime, we’ve got them in pastel boxes – better than not having them at all, right?! And we got in the Wallis pastel papers, in sheets and pads, to use them on. The Wallis museum grade was backordered… but when it comes in, I’ll be sure to let you know!    and just today we received our shipment of archival print sleeves – I ordered a handful of basic sizes, up to 24×36.  Will unpack them tomorrow morning.

Got in some more stuff for kids, though not as much as I’d like! I love glittery shiny things – I must have been a magpie in a previous life… but I’m trying to be patient, and not go totally crazy each time I see something sparkly. Just wait until they let me loose at the Art Materials Trade show next month – WATCH OUT!

I’m salivating, waiting for the Caran D’ache watercolor crayons to come in – any day now…… 

I’m going to try to stay on top of this blog stuff, keep y’all informed – let me know how I’m doing, ok?

Til next time..! etty