The love affair with art supplies began at a young age. My two most concrete memories of this was obsessing over the 64 pack of Crayola crayons (sharpener included) until they magically appeared for a birthday or special occasion and second, was a Christmas where my uncle gave me a pack of artist grade magic markers from England or Sweden or somewhere not Canada and they were the Rolls Royce of markers. All the colors, the packaging, the quality. I hauled that pack of markers around for years. Seriously, YEARS. They never ran out!!! I wish I could remember the brand.
Art supplies still give me that rush of excitement. The packaging, the possibility, the time spent walking the aisles just absorbing the products. This is my candy store. (Well, I like candy stores too but that’s another blog post.)
My most recent purchases are good brushes from Princeton, all the Gamblin mediums and spirits (shown) and some fun new Gamblin oil colors. (They are the childhood magic markers to me…amazing quality and make me feel good just looking at them on my art table.)
Wherever you are, whatever stage of this (endless?) lockdown you’re in, I know it helps me to stay creative. Painting, cooking, sending fun snail mail….happy creative weekend, friends. xo
“Art Supplies” 12×12″ oil on 1.5″ canvas