Creative Things

This is my collection of cool creative things for you to peruse – whether art supplies, art, neato little gadgets, design, books, whatever I find and love.

What Are The Best Drawing Pencils? A …

So. It turns out there are people out there who are completely obsessed with finding the best drawing pencils. Isn’t this wonderful? Are you one of them? Tell me in the comments what your perfect pencil is. In the meantime,…

What is the Best Pencil Sharpener for …

You’ve figured out your most beloved drawing pencil, and stockpiled 1,000 of them so you’ll never run out. But what happens when you need to sharpen them? Do you panic and throw them out, or use the very best pencil…

12+ Creative, Unique Gifts For Artists

It’s hard to find unique gifts for artists, isn’t it? You want to make sure whatever you buy is up to their visual standard, but also creative, and maybe something they’ll love more than anything in the world. Luckily, I…

15+ Unique Gifts for Teen Artists

Buying gifts for teen artists is super duper dope. They most likely haven’t amassed a ton of great art supplies yet, so you can help pave their way for a lifelong love of art supplies. There are 2 ways to…

Cool Colored Pencil Techniques

I haven’t worked with colored pencils seriously since high school, so I’m rounding up this list of colored pencil techniques for you! It’s so fun to see the swelling popularity of colored pencils, what with the adult coloring craze and…

My Favorite Art Supplies Whoop! Whoop!

How hard is it to narrow down your favorite art supplies? Omg excruciating. Especially if you are suffering from the addiction of art supplies. Look: And this is only part of my studio. Know what makes me happy? Art supplies. When…

The Best Paper Mache Recipe and Gorgeous …

We’re going to start off this post with paper mache recipes, and ease into a whole bunch of gorgeous paper mache bowl ideas to get you jumping up and down in excitement about making them. Hint: I’m not sure if…

Cool Tools For Clay: Unique Ideas for …

I majored in ceramics in college. For 3 years, I made clay and glazes from scratch, fired gas and electric kilns, learned about the chemistry and history of ceramics, and made lots and lots of sculptures, bowls, pots, dishes, and…

Fun and Creative Art Gifts for Kids

Let’s talk art gifts for kids. I am that mom who always buys art supplies or art kids for kid birthdays, because I like to spread art throughout the land. Luckily, there are SO MANY good options for kid’s art…

Spotlight on: Cool Bee Stuff

Bzzzzzzzzzzzz. Did I scare you? Are you one of those people who screams at the top of their lungs and runs for the hills whenever a bee presents itself? Or maybe you step into your giant protective bee suit as…

Art Spaces For Kids: 8 Art Spaces Your …

Ha! That’s a total lie. Nobody gives up dessert. But these art spaces for kids would make us consider it. Okay, maybe for a day. An hour. Even if you can’t swing giving up an entire room for your kids…

I Scored a Bunch of New Art …

I have long been a rabid fan of Sakura art supplies, as are most arty farty people I know. Their iconic Micron pens are used by thousands of tanglers, pointillists, graphic designers, illustrators, and all sorts of art students learning…