Creating solutions. Illustration by Frits Ahlefeldt We asked in our recent survey, how can you fill the gap between creativity and business? When I try and come up with my own answer to this question, I look at my work as an editorial designer. I’m the kind of person who tries to push boundaries and…
Christmas costs can rack up without the extra financial expenditures associated with both indoor and outdoor decoration. One aspect of decoration that oozes with holiday spirit is adorning the house, trees, shrubs and bushes with glimmering Christmas lights, giving the home a glowing and comfortable ambiance. Though traditional Christmas lights bring a brilliant appearance to…
Create your own wall art with some of these ideas from around the web without needing much of a budget at all.
If your thinking of getting something for the artist life, this guide is for you. Birthdays, holidays or just a gift for Monday and Tuesday. Here’s a wish list:
Start off with a basic A Complete Graphic Pencil Set. The #2 pencils from school were great for filling out classroom exams, but an artists needs a soft 9B, a sharp 9H for details and all that in between.
Green Guide for Artists: Nontoxic Recipes, Green Art Ideas, & Resources for the Eco-Conscious Artist
Inspire your craftsman with this Green Guide for Artists. If you think he or she will be into creating non-toxic paints, glues and recycling paper then pass this one on.
This Acrylic Paint & Easel Art Set will get anyone who has lost their painting habit back into the game. Twelve colors of acrylic paint, six brushes, a wooden palette, a 11″ x 14″ Canvas Board, a plastic palette knife, a tabletop easel and a sturdy portable tote.
If you’re feeling creative yourself, follow these directions to make a Paint Chip Wallet. It just takes a little sewing.
Encourage your artist to get out their in showing prints (or photos) of their work with a Presentation Portfolio Case. The one pictured has ten slots for them to show off their very best work, although it is expandable.
For a more complete way to store all of those supplies, how about a Storage Box with lots of compartments for the big and small utensils.
If bigger is better, then maybe you can help define your artist’s space with a Drafting Table.