Post-holiday Art Supplies

I’m still in holiday mode and will be till my daughter returns to school in January. But the blogging (and creating) must go on! One of the things I look forward to most is the post-holiday shopping for art supplies. I always get a few gift cards to my local arts and crafts store. Here’s a snapshot of this year’s post-holiday art supplies. The magazine was actually a gift from my Christmas stocking but the rest I bought. Strathmore Windpower Series is my favorite watercolor paper. I’ve tried a few other brands and always go back to Windpower. The brush is a watercolor mop made by Cotman. This brush has been on my “buy list” for months but they aren’t cheap. Thankfully, I had a 50% off coupon begging to be used. The last little nugget is a tube of Winsor & Newton Artists’ Watercolor – Indigo. Good watercolor isn’t cheap either, so I often buy one tube at a time when I have limited funds.

Now it’s your turn. I want to know what art supplies you received or bought this holiday/post-holiday season. Is there something you like to stock up on during the sales? What was your favorite artsy gift this year?



4 thoughts on “Post-holiday Art Supplies

  1. I am visiting in Houston, so of course I hit the Jerry’s Artarama store to pick up on year’s end clearance with no freight charges. I will be laser-cutting shapes and alphabets from chipboard for saleon my new website after January 1. Stay tuned!

    1. Awesome!! I’d love to visit their store sometime. We don’t have many choices where I live. If I want a nicely stocked store I have to drive an hour and a half to the city. šŸ˜‰

  2. Nothing is as good as Fresh out of the tube watercolors…..I love Winsor Newtons and Sennlier watercolors !! I am the same way….i wait until I am desperate for a color and then replace it. For paper I was fortunate to purchase two huge packages of Arches large individual water color sheets of paper from someone who was getting rid of their supplies and I still have quite a bit left. I almost feel as if I ought to have the paper in a vault somewhere…but I keep it in a portfolio at the foot of my bed so nobody can get their hands on it who might not appreciate the value of what they are using. My biggest problem is finding and purchasing acid free colored paper for my micro mosaic pieces….for some reason there aren’t many places in my area that carry that kind of stuff. Brushes are also a luxury item….I use them until they are almost down to one scruffy hair.

    1. What a great find on the papers, Theodora! We only have one true art supplies store in my area and they don’t have a large selection. I usually have to buy special items online.

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