Couch Box Revisited 2018

 

Please forgive the less than polished nature of the video!  

Keeping a Couch Box, for me, is important. My heart yearns to make art, thinks of all the wonderful fun to be had with supplies, and knows it finds happiness when I can look at something I made and smile.  But the reality of daily life - a busy day job and uncertainty with health issues - keeps me from making all the art I’d like to. Being able to easily grab some supplies while in my recliner or bed helps so, so much!

I also use these supplies when I have the energy to sit on the floor, with the addition of some basic acrylic paints and gesso. I can put them away in the bin and keep things organized - being able to clean up easily is key when you don’t have much energy. Always remember to budget that in when you set out to have some fun!

Here are the supplies that I use the most. I’ve linked to products on Amazon so you have an idea of what each thing is and costs, but you should explore as well and supply as you can budget. I luckily have a day job and no children, so I can afford a little more. Use what you have and challenge yourself to trying new things with what you have on hand.

I’ll be posting twice weekly for the next month or two so keep your eyes out for more art and videos, as well as live broadcasts on Instagram.

 

 

Supplies in the video:

Dina Wakely Scribble Sticks

Prismacolor chalk pastels

Copic markers

Ecoline Brush Pens

 Faber-Castell Polychromos

Holbein Acryla Gouache

Pentel Pocket Brush Pen

Blackwing Pearl pencil

Uni Kuru Toga mechanical pencil

Posca Paint Markers

Faber-Castell Pitt artist pens

Jane Davenport ColorSticks

 

art journal #28 flip video!

I made this journal at the beginning of 2016 out of a pad of Canson watercolor paper I grabbed on sale at Michaels.  I've worked in several sketchbooks since then, but this is my main art journal - the safe space where I can just let go and spread around paint. Play with materials. Experiment with new ideas and ways to use supplies I love. I don't work like this in any other book (I usually split up sketchbooks based on materials I want to use) and feel I can throw anything I want onto these pages and will end up with something I like. 

I've taken so many process pics over the past few months, I don't even know where to begin! So, can you leave me a comment about what you'd like to see? Process pics? Thoughts behind choices? More essays? I get so intimidated when I haven't spoken with you guys for so long....like there's just SO MUCH I have to share. So....give a girl some suggestions, eh?