You Know You’re An Artsy Teen When…

1. You never throw anything away because you’re convinced that “it’ll come in useful”
Admit it. There’s a box under your bed full of useless objects that you’ve been hanging onto for ten years and that you’ve NEVER used. And to be honest, you probably never will!

2. Pinterest is your kind of social media
Facebook and twitter are OK, but the day you discovered Pinterest changed your life forever. And whats more, you don’t just spend hours browsing Pinterest. Well OK, yes you do, but unlike most people, you actually make the DIYs you pin!

3. You can wield a gun better than James Bond – a glue gun that is 😉
Its no secret that a glue gun is every DIY-er’s best friend. And no wonder – there’s basically nothing that a bit of hot glue can’t fix!

4. You refer to your messy bedroom as your “artistic space”
So yeah, technically speaking you haven’t cleaned your room in six weeks and maybe you can’t see your desk underneath the pile of junk on top of it. But honestly that’s just because you’re an artist. The creative mind doesn’t like structure. Also your lazy, but that’s besides the point.

5. You’re the ‘art’ kid at school
Ever since you made that awesome poster in primary school or won that drawing competition, everyone knows you as the ‘art’ kid. You rule the art classroom and all the other students calls you the ‘Art Master’ (OK, no they don’t – but you get the idea 😉 ) .

6. You doodle on everything
Literally, its slightly worrying. Your notes, your homework journal, your hand… everything around you is just covered in ink.

7. Since you were a kid, you’ve been getting craft kits for Christmas
All artsy teens have that one cabinet in their room full of all the craft kits they’ve collected over the years. Candle making, crocheting, vase painting, DIY jewlery… seriously, we own every craft kit imaginable.

8. You get random bursts of motivation that can last anywhere from 2 minutes to 4 hours

We all have those mornings when we wake up and suddenly we’re inspired to write a novel or redecorate our entire room. Unfortunately this motivation usually doesn’t last long enough for anything really important to get accomplished.

9. You’re a problem solver
Artsy teens love a challenge. In fact, coming up with ideas to solve a problem is our idea of fun!

10. You’re unique and individual
Where’s the fun in ‘following the crowd’? You have your own sense of style, your own ideas, your own opinions and don’t let anyone else tell you otherwise.



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  2. itsiamanda · April 4, 2016

    so true except for the glue gun for me.. never used one to be honest scared ill burn myself


    • maya · April 13, 2016

      haha I know what you mean – glue guns are pretty intimidating! But don’t worry, they’re actually super easy to use and really useful 🙂


  3. ohdarlingletsdream · April 2, 2016

    Most of them is true story in my life! ! Lol.. 😃


  4. fixatedvision · March 20, 2016

    so true! really good post x


    • maya · March 20, 2016

      Thank you! 🙂


  5. AnonymousAdolescent · March 20, 2016

    Every single one applies to me! Wow, i really am an artsy teen! Xxx


  6. verenacave · March 19, 2016

    Perfect!!! Except I’m not Pinterest everything else is true 😉


  7. kellyhoggons · March 17, 2016

    Number 1. Yes. Yes. Just. Yes. My mum gets so mad at me – but she does the exact same thing with millions of scraps of fabric!

    Kelly // Velvet and Vibranium


  8. urbanhomesteadnz · March 17, 2016

    This post in my case is 90% true. I’m not a big fan of pinterest. My art teacher would write me notes to get out of my other classes, I spent 70% of my time at school in the art block including during lunch time and study periods. In my last year I took design and art and tried to take photography but they wouldn’t let me saying I was taking on too much work. I dropped out of university art school because I didn’t being directed as to what I could and couldn’t create. When my partner first witnessed me painting he said he had never witnessed me that calm or at ease before. Our house has half finished canvases in the lounge and you can find craft related objects in every cupboard or draw in our house.


  9. Anicorn · March 16, 2016

    I’m all of those stuff and I already passed my teenager phase, so happy to be part of the creative comunity!!


  10. dezocampo · March 16, 2016

    #8 makes me laugh! xD


  11. Thehungryballer · March 16, 2016

    I can relate to 1,6,8,10 🙂 guess that makes me an artsy teen ! Though I’ve just turned 21 :p


  12. skyecielo · March 16, 2016

    1, 4, & 8! I feel ya, girl! 😀


  13. sophieellis · March 16, 2016

    im 25 and i will always be an artsy teeeen. Yes to craft. Yes!


  14. Kadii · March 15, 2016

    I’m not a teen anymore but I’l forever be a artsy teen!!!:)


  15. Mercer Creative · March 15, 2016

    Oh my gosh – the craft kits! ahahah


  16. the happiest pixel · March 15, 2016

    Not only teens, I still do all of them, my happy pixels!! 😉


  17. Jo · March 15, 2016

    Great list! I’m no longer a teenager, but 5 and 6 really applied to me at school and college. Most of my work is drawn on the computer these days so I don’t really doodle on anything anymore :c


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