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Welcome to What's an Artist? Funny Edition!

This wiki is an springboard off of What's an Artist? and is run by [*Phoenix*]!

Feel free to add yours to the bottom with your username!


This was an idea from and the first 45 italicized are quoted from that blog. Check it out for more info!


1. You were more concerned about the color of your car than the fuel consumption.

2. The highlights in your hair are from your palette and not Clairol.

3. You are having lunch with the girls and the fragrance you wear is eau d'linseed oil.

4. The only piece of new furniture you have in your home is a $2000 easel.
5. You butter your toast with your fingers, just to feel its texture.

6. You think about taking a picture to a show.

7. You talk about going to a show where the pictures don't move.
8. You are over 50 and still have no health insurance.

9. Your family takes out a life insurance plan on you for less than $5000.

10. You know what shade of green the lichen on the trees is.

11. You can't find a nice outfit for your date because everything has paint smears on.

12. Your date ends up with paint smears on her/him.

13. You're late for the date because you suddenly knew exactly what that detail of your latest painting needed and just had to fix it while it was fresh in your mind.

14. You chose to buy that new Russian Sable Number Six Round instead of a Big Mac, a Large Fry, a Milkshake, Desert, and five gallons of gas.

15. Your favorite home repair store refuses to work with you to repaint your den, because you rename all of their paint swatches and you get upset that they don't carry the exact nuance of raw umber you had in mind.

16. You purchase a ton of books, and most are blank inside.

17. When viewing a sunset, you think in terms of cadmium yellow (light hue), salmon and gold, a tinted teal mixed with gold for the water...."

18. Strangers save your 'regular' spot at the park, perfect for observing children and pigeons.

19. There are Prussian blue fingerprints on your phone.

20. You stay awake late at night wondering how to render on canvas the dimly lit shapes and the shadows in your room.

21. When you go out, you are always stopping and gazing at the world around you.

22. You travel far to sketch a place of scenic beauty.

23. You clean your brushes in your coffee.

24. You carry pencils instead of pens.

25. You have watercolor swatches on cardboard in your pocket.

26. You explain your deplorably bad housekeeping by saying, "it's a work-in-progress..."

27. You do judge a book by its cover.

28. You watch the latest kids' digital animation movies and drool over the effects as much as the story.

29. You bought paint instead of food!

30. You paint more than you talk.

31. You draw your letters instead of write them.

32. You like to get plastered and paint the town red.

33. You're in love ... with your studio.

34. You know that art does not match your sofa.

35. If dust bunnies are part of your mixed media.

36. You buy expensive brushes, and have nothing to do your hair with.

37. You get a feeling of calmness from holding and stroking the bristles of your clean paintbrushes.

38. When going on a quick errand in your painting cloths you're finding people rave over the 'fashion statement' you didn't even realize you were making.

39. You know the difference between beige, ecru, cream, off-white, and eggshell.

40. You know more than 28 colors.

41. You get excited about football season because it means your significant other will finally be sitting still on the sofa long enough for you to paint him.

42. At the gym you take note of the intense facial expressions of the heavy lifters.

43. You never look at a person's face as a whole. You break it up into shadows and lines and shapes, and think how they would look on a canvas.

44. When others are needing to be with the in crowd, you feel lost in the crowd.

45. You long to be alone with your thoughts while others are lonely without much thought.


46. You've lifted your coffee mug to your lips over a dozen times after its empty, without noticing, but jump up in a panic if you run out of paint.
~[moira hawthorne]

47. While daydreaming during slow traffic you see the scenery as a wonderful painting you wish you had painted.
~[moira hawthorne]

48. You want to exchange the gift card to the local high end boutique for one at your local art supplies store.
~[moira hawthorne]

49. You've finished a drawing and realize an hour later that you have graphite smears all over the side of your hand to your elbow.

50. When your computer crashes and you lose hours of work, the police are called to investigate the murder that was reported by your neighbors due to your blood curdling scream.
~[moira hawthorne]

51. Your art is worth somebody stealing and selling on a t-shirt... but you can't make a living of it for yourself.
~[moira hawthorne]

52. You can hold three pencils in one hand, manage to know exactly what shade they all are, but you lose the one you really want behind your ear.

53. You have ever made your own color wheel, figure study, or color study.

54: You have arranged (and rearranged) you colored pencils/crayons/paints in order by color and shade.

55: To you, every item you come across is like clouds in the sky - you see anything and everything in them.

56. Instead of your glasses on top your head you stick your paint brushes into your pony tail... sometimes full of paint... and than forget they are there.
~[moira hawthorne]

57. You find you that your notes have more doodles and sketches than actual notes.

58. You go to work and get funny looks and wonder why until you notice that one bit of skin on your arm you don't normally look at in the shower is covered in paint.

59. Your art desk is bigger than your dinning room table.

60. To you they are "found objects", to your friends it is a bunch of trash.

61. You usually get about as much paint on yourself as you do on your canvas.

62. Pastel and charcoal have become a sort of makeup for you.

63. "You never save birthday cards, but you have a box full of pencil/crayon/charcoal nubs. You never know when one will come in handy."
~ [Flisky]

64. You can write a 300 page story worth publishing, but can't pass a math class.
~ [NibblerLove]

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2010-03-23 [Jeccabee]: OH also my mom dropped my box of colored pencils once and it took me forever to get them back in the right place. T_T

2010-03-23 [*Phoenix*]: That sounds cool, [wicked fae mage]! It would be really cool to see! lol. I had a friend in math class that had graphite on the side of his hand and he asked me if that even happened to me. My reply was "Yeah, every time I draw it happens. Once I had it to my elbow." His eyes got big like --> O.O <-- that and he started laughing at me. :D

Awesome, [Jeccabee]!! >.< Ouch! That stinks!!

2010-03-23 [moira hawthorne]: I use to stick my paint brushes into my pony tail... sometimes full of paint... and than forget they were there

2010-03-25 [Jeccabee]: just saw this one [37. You get a feeling of calmness from holding and stroking the bristles of your clean paintbrushes.
I'm not a painter but I do love that feeling! :P

2010-03-25 [wicked fae mage]: Lol I stick pencils behind my ear and if my hair is unruly I use a pen or pencil to put my hair in a that similar to you, moira?

And, it happens to me a lot! When I worked with clay I wore more clay on my clothing which never touched the clay than my hands and fingernails...and with paint I painted everybody around me's pictures with splashes, as well as our clothing....graphite is pretty much a part of my hugs and kisses after I'd been drawing...I once hugged and gave a friend a kiss on the cheek and had to wipe graphite off him xD

2010-03-25 [moira hawthorne]: yup that is similar... I do use pencil pens and even just sticks and stuff to make a hair bun aswell

well when i did have long hair ... impossible to do it now with as little hair as i have back there

2010-03-25 [wicked fae mage]: Ah, behind the ear works too :)

2010-03-25 [moira hawthorne]: not if you wear glasses... atleast imho

2010-03-25 [wicked fae mage]: I do for reading..which sometimes makes me keep pencil in mouth or hair

2010-03-25 [*Phoenix*]: I stuck my pencil in my ponytail a couple times at school..

good comments guys!! I'm hoping this will be a hit too!! XD Squeee!

2010-03-25 [wicked fae mage]: Lol I'm thinking of inventing a headband with slots for paintbrushes and pencils xD

2010-03-25 [*Phoenix*]: AWESOME!!! XD

2010-03-25 [wicked fae mage]: I'm gonna look into that...

2010-04-05 [*Phoenix*]: lol! Good ones, [Anvikit]!

2010-04-06 [*Phoenix*]: good one, [Kuramasgirl]. :)

2010-04-06 [Kuramasgirl]: Heh, thanks. xD

2010-04-06 [*Phoenix*]: Welcomes!

2010-04-13 [Jeccabee]: [You go to work and get funny looks and wonder why until you notice that one bit of skin on your arm you don't normally look at in the shower is covered in paint.]
My boyfriend totally fits this one! He's a prop-builder and gets stray paint all over his arms and doesn't realize it...or doesn't care. LOL

2010-04-13 [*Phoenix*]: lol! XD

2010-06-04 [Flisky]: How about: "You never save birthday cards, but you have a box full of pencil/crayon/charcoal nubs. You never know when one will come in handy."

I definitely do that...

2010-06-08 [*Phoenix*]: I have both!!! XD

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