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New Year, New Art Supplies

New Year, New Art Supplies

My sister-in-law is amazingly great at picking presents for the Bit and me. Her job is working with preschools and early childhood education programs, so she knows all the best toys, great books and whatnot to get the Bit, but she also manages to do pretty well picking goodies for me, too.

This year, it was all about the art supplies.

For the Bit: Crayon Rocks

crayon rocks The Bit got a bag of Crayon Rocks and a little notebook to draw in. If you don’t know Crayon Rocks, they’re these adorable little soy crayons that are shaped like, well, rocks.

The colors are really vibrant, they color smooth and dark, they’re made from U.S.-grown soybeans and are designed to help your child with the tripod grip, which is essential for learning to write.

Bah. They’re just fun. She loves them and has been filling up her notebook quite happily.

For Me: A Bag of Goodness

grown up art supplies I guess I’m most impressed by this gift because it’s perfect for my new intention of doing more art journaling. It’s just a variety of goodies, including:

  • washi tape in 10 “turbid” colors
  • Ranger Ink distress markers
  • Perfect Pearls Mists
  • Twinkling H2O’s shimmering watercolors
  • a Faber-Castell Mixed Media Metallics set with watercolor pencils, Pitt pens and metallic gelatos
  • a masking sticker set, which is kind of link printed washi in sticker form

No, I do not know what all this stuff is or how to use it but I do know that this is good stuff and I will have so much fun exploring it. Talk about a gift that supports “create!”

Did you get anything awesome for the holidays? I’d love to hear about it!

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2 comments

  1. And…I’m in! hahahaha. Thanks for being patient with my messages.

    I love your crafty goodies! I’m so curious about art journaling. I’ve wanted to try it but I don’t find myself very artistic so I’m unsure how to begin. Have you done it before?

  2. Good to see you, Gina. :) the closest I’ve come is some time over the summer when I tried to draw or paint something every day. I made it about a week and a half :) I’m trying to be OK with not being good at it. We’ll see how that goes…

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