Last month I shared that I was trying the monthly subscription to ArtSnacks as a fun way to try out some new supplies and create in a beautiful handmade journal I purchased a while back. And let's face it - who doesn't like getting a box of creative goodies in the mail each month?
My second box arrived early this month.
It was an interesting mix and I honestly enjoyed using every item. I loved the short handle of the "free-style" brush that I used to create some color washes. The pen has a surprising hard feel to it that allowed for a smooth but controlled mark that didn't bleed. My favorite by far was the Blackwing pencil. These pencils were once known as the $40 pencil. Since I pulled it out of the box, it has become my favorite pencil. The shape and removable eraser is very unique.
I decided to just go for it without any real direction - just let the drawing evolve. I knew I would use the violet acrylic and brush to create some wash of color on the pages - in addition to the natural dye of the boiled page on the right. November- themed images popped into my mind.
I ended up with this strange concoction. I'm certainly not thrilled with it...but oh well! Here it is!
Here's my first one - October
It's not much...just a doodle but I like it. I need to push myself a bit further as the months go on.
Do you have a subscription to a monthly box? What is it? Can you recommend any subscriptions?
Theresa Gillespie spent over 20 years teaching Art in the Moline School District in Illinois. She has a BA degree in Art Education and a MEd degree in Education & Technology. She also is a graduate level instructor for The Art of Education