Yesterday was an exciting snail mail day. I got not one, but TWO parcels. I love receiving parcels in the mail. Prezzies! Okay, so 99.99999% of the time they are purchases I have made, but still, it’s exciting.
The first parcel I opened was my shipment from Redbubble. This is my online gallery site of art prints and what I call my functional art, which is art you get to actually use. I trust Redbubble’s quality utterly and completely, but I still order each new product line as it comes out. I do not believe in putting my name to something without being able to see and touch it.
Redbubble just released studio pouches in two sizes. I ordered the 9″ x 5″ pouch; they also have 12″ x 8″. As I knew it would be, the quality is awesome. I tried it out with one of my whimsical acrylic designs.
Like the tote bags, the pouch is fully lined and I am super impressed with the heavy duty zipper.
I get a lot of questions about how print on demand sites like Redbubble work, so I will explain that in a future post.
The next box of goodies was from Amazon. This is where I make most of my online art supply purchases. There are a bazillion good online art supply stores, but Amazon always seems to be on par price wise, and it is one stop shopping, and I am a super impatient shopper. I want to get in, get what I need, and get out.
First out of the box was a six pack of my archival ink pens. I plough through these bad boys with all my doodles, so I loaded up.
Next out of the box were ninety-six, yes NINETY-SIX Tombow brush markers. I have more than proven to myself that these are my go to art markers, so it was time to commit to some serious colour. Look at all these colours! SQUUEEEE!
They also came with a pen stand. Of course, I am totally fooling myself that I will return the markers to this stand as I use them, but it looks very professional. Oh, and the Studio Siamese was helping … sort of.
I then spent several glorious minutes dividing my pens into colour piles. I did ambitiously try and organize them by colour value as well, but got bored with that game. Besides, even if I do manage to put the pens back in the stand each time, the chance of me keeping them ordered by colour is slim to none.
And finally my Uni Posca paint markers. I have medium tip ones which work well on my canvas paintings, but are too thick for my doodles. What was a gal to do? Clearly, I had to order fine tip markers as well.
Of course, I have already put my new supplies into action. I just need to put the finishing touches on my next Beyond Morning Page creation before sharing it with you.
In fact, I am off to do that right now.
The Studio Pouch I talked about in this post is my Cultivate Love Design. You can click on this image for more details:
If you want to try out these yummy art supplies yourself, they are available through my Amazon affiliate account: