Disclaimer : (Be aware that this is written from a woman’s point of view and all of these reasons may not apply to every Cheap Joe’s Type Artist.)
If you were ever in doubt as to your status as an artist, here are some key indications that you might be our kind of artist, a Cheap Joe’s kind of artist.
In reality, we think there is a little artist in everyone, some may be more abstract, some may be more vocal, some may be more flamboyant, or even more colorful. Some may be serious and others completely silly. Some of us may be more quiet and reserved in our art, and some just want to have fun! But, make it known, that if you have any desire whatsoever to create art, you are a Cheap Joe’s kind of artist.
You Might Be A Cheap Joe’s Kind of Artist, If…
1. Everything around you is an inspiration for a painting, even the egg shells left from breakfast.
2. You squeeze every bit of paint from your American Journey watercolor tube and then cut it open because you know there is enough inside to finish your painting!
3. Your driving becomes unpredictable when you see something you just have to paint from the highway or you have just passed the Cheap Joe’s Outlet Entrance!
4. You should be required to have a sign on your car that reads, “Caution, Artist Aboard! Watch for Frequent Stops or Erratic Driving!” or “Caution, Will Brake For Cheap Joe’s!”
5. You carry your camera with you everywhere, just in case!
6. You select your new Iphone according to how high the pixel resolution is.
7. You have more pictures of your artwork on Facebook than you do of your grandchildren!
8. Everything you have in your closet has paint on it.
9. You own all of those Cheap Joe’s Aprons, smocks, and cover ups, but you never take time to put them on before painting!
10. Your purse is full of painting supplies, instead of makeup and lipstick!
11. You always have paint on your hands or under your nails, or in your hair when you go to the art store.
12. You never throw away a watercolor painting because you know you can always wash it off, repaint it, paint over it, gesso it, or cut if up for greeting cards and bookmarks.
13. The first thing you check out in your new neighbor’s house is the quality of their artwork.
14. You spend more money on your Legend Kolinsky Sable brushes than you do on your designer shoes!
15. You prefer to paint in your bare feet or at least in your socks. Shoes seem so confining when painting. (I’m not sure why that is!)
17. The first place you go to in the home improvement store is the Paint Department and you always leave with a handful of paint color chips that you will most certainly use to paint the rooms in your house…one day.
18. You keep everything, including the bread bag ties, because one day you might need it for an art project or painting.
19. You consider your new studio easel as a fine piece of furniture and worth every penny.
20. You find a new Joe’s Prime canvas exciting and frightening at the same time.
21. Art supplies from Cheap Joe’s are on the top of your Christmas list or at very least a Cheap Joe’s Gift Card!
22. Pondering is like breathing and is the one thing that is vital to your creation of art. But try to convince an on-looking non-artist that you are not in a trance or sleeping with your eyes open!
23. You can never find a pencil or pen that writes when you need one. But there always seems to be a Golden Fleece paint brush within reach!
24. You choose your wine by whether or not you like the art on the labels.
25. You buy your art books and magazines by the art on the covers.
26. You rarely read a novel;but, you always seem to have an art book or magazine in your hands.
27. Good lighting seems to be the biggest concern when redecorating your painting space.
28. Your extremely large DVD and video collection consists mainly of art instructional material.
29. Your art desk is always seemingly cluttered, although you know exactly where to find what you need when you need it.
30. A notepad isn’t handy, but a napkin, pizza box, old envelope, or torn sale paper will do.
31. You plan your family’s vacation to the mountains with the Cheap Joe’s workshop schedule in mind.
32. Local art museums and galleries are on top of your list of vacation attractions when traveling.
33. You refer to your visit to the Cheap Joe’s Headquarters as a major highlight of your mountain vacation when reviewing the trip with your artist friends.
34. You invest in expensive fruits and vegetables, and fresh flowers to include in your still life paintings, but you shop the sales bin for supper!
35. You hate to mow your lawn, but invade your neighbor’s beautiful flower garden for photos of flowers you just have to paint!
36. You express caution to anyone who touches anything, anywhere, at anytime, on your painting desk!
37. It feels just like Christmas when you get your order from Cheap Joe’s!
38. You feel right at home when you visit a Cheap Joe’s Outlet Store and you hear “Ya’ll Come Back Now, Ya Hear?”
39. You have saved nearly every issue of the Cheap Joe’s Guide To Great Art Reference Catalog since the 1980′s because of all of the great art tips and information found inside! (Back in the day, the catalog was only a couple of pages of hand written information that Joe copied on the Boone Drug copier and mailed out himself!)
40. Meeting Cheap Joe is like meeting Elvis and an old friend at the same time!
So, if you think you might be a Cheap Joe’s kind of artist, we say, “Welcome To The Family!” And like a family, we are always here to help when you need it! Just call 800 227 2788 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will do our best to serve you with any of your art needs!
“Goodnight, John Boy”
“Goodnight, Mary Ellen”
and “Goodnight, Elvis” Where ever you are!
Now, someone turn out the light!
And we are happy and proud that you are a Cheap Joe’s Kind of Artist!