Saturday, January 03, 2009

My New Toys

I was very blessed this year in the Christmas gift department. A whole mess of new art supplies came my way!

Santa brought me some coveted Moleskines (plain & a watercolour one). I'm afraid to touch them, let alone work in them. Help! lol

My DH bought this much coveted kit. I can't wait to play!
Speedball Screen Printing Kit
Cheap/Easy Screen Printing
Screenprinting with Paper Stencils
Screenprinting w/a Thermofax Machine
Make Your Own Screenprinting Kit

Ohhh, I've been dying to try these! I have so much fabric that wants to be painted!
Shiva Paintstiks
Shiva Paintstiks Tuturial
Shiva Tutorial PDF file
Beautiful Project
More Projects
How To You Tube Video

Faber-Castel Soft Pastels (from Barb)
These have that wonderful chalky creamy feel that makes you wish to see your fingers covered in many different shades. Smear, draw, coloring to my heart's desire!

I've wanted one of these for so long. I have visions of painting everything in sight with drippy wax; cover of a book, canvas, a vintage inspired sculpture?

Ranger Melting Pot (also from Barb)

I also bought myself a set of Koh-I-Noor Colored Pencils, blending stumps and Mineral Spirits to use with them. They're so yum!

Remember all the canvases I bought this fall? My fingers are itching to get creating! Got-To-Get-My-Art-Room-Cleaned so I can play before we leave for vacation next week. Maybe I should take a Moleskine with me? Am I brave enough?

What did Santa bring you?


Shana said...

My own personal Santa chauffered me through the icestorm to the running store to be outfitted with new shoes and cozy running gear so I can continue my half marathon training through the winter. He's a pretty sweet Santa.

I am TRYING so HARD to get motivated to do some cleaning and organizing, but the prospect is overwhelming. I THINK I still have a desk, but I can't even see it. This will not bode well for getting back to work next week.

Happy New Year to you, my crafty friend : )

Patti said...

I have Santa envy!! The paint sticks, pencils and the journals! Sounds like you're off to a good start... oh, if you open the journals:)
Happy New Yar

trisha too said...

So, when exactly am I coming over??

You don't even have to share--just let me touch a little . . .


Janet said...

OMG....I want your Santa to visit my house and bring me art goodies, too! You must have been a very good girl this year!!

Lucy said...

I'm jealous, too!! What great new supplies. I understand the moleskin fear. I bought one for my birthday last month and just finally painted in it. I was scared to ruin all the other pristine pages.

Here's to a creative new year!

Rhonda Langley said...

Open those up and use them!! Once you start it will get easier!!! Remember if you use them maybe Santa will bring you more!!!

Rhonda Langley said...

P.S. Santa brought me Animal Crossing!!!

Retro Cafe' Art Gallery said...

Hi Kris! Just wanted to say Happy New Year!! Ohhh.. you LOVE the melting pot! UTTEE is so much fun!