fish? I didn't realize you have fish. What kinds do you have?
I bet the photoshop paper would be neat. Scrapbooking itself probably isn't that expensive; I just tend to go a little crazy whenever I'm in the art store. I've gotten so that I only allow myself to go to certain sections of the store (paint, glass, jewelry, baking supplies atm).
I currently have fancy guppies, two dwarf gouramis, a school of neon tetras, and 3 little otos. Sadly I'm limited with how much I can add right now as I only have a 30 gallon tank. When I have the time, space, and money, I really want to do a second tank devoted to the larger species of gourami...maybe breed pearl gouramis or something. I've always been really into marine biology/fish/sealife so this is how I indulge that interest.
They're just such pretty creatures!
And yeah I can see how that'd be a problem! I love those little 3D stickers sold at Michaels and card stores and I can see myself wanting to buy a lot of those. Hopefully I can just make as many of my supplies as possible to keep things reasonable.
I should try getting back into art.. I use to be semi-decent when I was really young.. Now if I draw a picture of a dog or cat, it looks like a 3 year old drew it (no joke!). I was going to respond last night and upload pictures I've drew for hilarious proof, but I can't find them anywhere and I deleted them off of my facebook.
I'd love to see them if you can find them! Art is one of those things where practice is obviously a big part of it. You may find that your skills come back pretty quickly once you start doing it again.
I find that whenever I stop drawing a particular subject for a while, it looks terrible the next time I try, but after a little practice I can get better at it again pretty quickly. Figure drawing is probably my best example of this. When I am actively taking figure drawing classes, my figure drawings are great! But when I stop doing it for a while, any attempts to draw any kind of humanoid figure come out awful
like I never took an anatomy class in my life. It's weird.
I've actually been working on some cat art this weekend. I was thinking about posting them on the forum when I finish.