March 20, 2016

Painting With The Girls 80

March 20, 2016.

Day 80 (286 days to go)

 

 

Palm

Watercolor Postcard, collage. block printing, 5X7 Matted

How many of us, in the comfort of our homes, ordered art supplies on the Internet?

In the last decade artists buying art supplies spent billions of dollars worldwide. Stores in the US had to keep up with these changes and either closed some stores or improved their sale sites.

One of the oldest art supply store, New York Central, had financial problems at their only location at Greenwich Village last year. They said sales were down and people were just not coming into the store.

Others stores as Flax stores, founded by four brothers in 1911, had to change their line of products and close stores in different locations.   

Always buy art supplies in the store if you can. It helps the local economy and secures jobs.