“The signs of excessive indulgence in this destructive pastime are easily detectable. They are these: A disposition to eat, to drink, to smoke, to meet together convivially, to laugh, to joke, and tell indelicate stories— and mainly, a yearning to paint pictures.”
(WARNING: Don’t Google this quote. It’s quite lewd if you know the context. We will pretend he’s talking about shopping for art supplies)
Isacryl brushes- The best acrylic painting brushes you will ever own.
$10ish-$75ish with discount
Niji watercolor metallic pans- We push these on professional artists as much as kids because they perform SO well and are SO cheap.
$5ish set of 16, $8 set of 21
REASONABLE AND COMPLETELY STYLISH
Kaweco pens- My favorite is the “Sport” in British racing green.
(I also like green ink, but it is considered by some to be the medium of the lunatic fringe???)
Blackwing pencils- Be instantly more hip when you are seen writing with one of these.
NON-ART SUPPLY GREAT DESIGN
Giraffe paper towel holder- Who would not want this in their studio, or kitchen, or bathroom? Or use it without the paper towels as a whimsical sculpture anywhere you want!
Eeboo quirky embroidered backpack (for carrying art supplies of course)- There is so much detail on these awesome backpacks and lunch totes. Skip the Disney merch and go for one of these instead!
VINTAGE FIND (Get it now because this will never happen again)
Collection of Italian hand-marbleized end papers- I have a secret source who squirrels away things that no one else knows what to do with and presents them to me like a genie in a bottle. I’ll never tell!
These exquisite papers are available to you for $10 a sheet or we can negotiate for the whole kit and caboodle.