Tuesday, August 26, 2008

tool tuesday: spray bottle

Another opportunity to highlight an interesting artist who loves her tools! Check out Jeane's blog, art it, where you will be treated to a video tour of her studio and see this particular tool hanging about. Thrilled that you are participating in "tool tuesday" Jeane! Here's what she had to say about her trusty spray bottle:

About ten years ago I was making a video of an artist in residence at a local art center here. She was painting a mural and she had a spray bottle attached to her belt. She used it constantly. I thought, hmmmmm. I think I'll try that. I use acrylics and the spray bottle seemed a good idea. I had this old Shaklee bottle under a sink so I filled it with water and have never looked back. I actually didn't realize how much I counted on this little bottle until my art partner, Lisa Johnson and I were teach an art class last year. We had a huge supply table filled with everything you could think of. As I started to demonstrate, I realized I didn't have my spray bottle. It felt like someone had cut off one of my arms! This is my "absolute can't do without" tool. I spray my paints, I spray my work surface, I spray my fingers, I spray my brushes, I spray my paper towels (my second can't do without tool). It's my fav.

9 comments:

Jacky said...

I fear I dont use my spray bottle enough.... I must utilise this wonderful "tool" a bit more methinks!

Love the scheduled posts whilst you were away too. What a great idea!

notmassproduced said...

great - the cheapest tools are always the best :o)

Jo Horswill said...

I love my spray bottle too...I use it to spray my curly hair in the morning to try and tame the frizz!!! will look at it with a different eye now :)

mansuetude said...

and i thought a spray bottle was for misting plants. Silly me. : )

Jeane said...

Kate, I must say, it's a bit odd to see my trusty spray bottle on your blog - thank you so much for sharing my fav tool on your "Tool Tuesday"
Jeane

lynne h said...

instead of dipping my fingers in water and smearing stuff around, i'm going to use my spray bottle from now on. why haven't i been using it more?

thanks, jeane and kate!

kate said...

jeane...thanks so much for sharing your trusty spray bottle with the art blogging world. I think it's been a real eye-opener for us all!

All...I think we all will be using our spray bottles more after this post! From hair, to misting plants, to art, it's an amazingly versatile tool!

please sir said...

Such a lovely story - I fall in love with certain tools too!

kate said...

diana...don't hesitate to send one of your favourite tools as a submission to "tool tuesday." My email is with my profile information! :)