It’s tough starting out as an artist. Supplies are expensive, time is precious and you never quite know when inspiration will strike or if you’ll be left high-and-dry for a day or two. And now, because of, perhaps, some pretentious or incorrect, preconceived notions of the tools of the trade, the market has now been divided. Those on the internet with their wireless internet service providers and whatnot have done the shopping. There are art supplies and then there are “art supplies.” What’s the difference? There isn’t much of one. The former is cheaper while the latter has a couple popular name brands and price hikes.
Art supply companies understand the allure of purchasing something that’s “officially” an art supply and they do their best to overcharge you for something you can find slightly cheaper elsewhere. One of the most expensive items that is indispensable to the struggling artist is the art supply box. It’s a fishing tackle box. Seriously, that’s all it is. It has little drawers that extend when you open it and sectioned-off shelf spaces. However, art supply companies will charge you more than you would pay for a fishing tackle box because theirs is an “art supply box.”
Honestly, being an artist is hard enough without being ripped off. Do your research and find out what you’re really paying for. Explore alternatives and save money where possible. You’ll be glad you did.