I love talking art materials.
I love seeing into other artist’s bags of tricks, learning about their tools and wondering if it’s something I want to play with, something that might benefit my practice, or something I get to just be in awe of! (I'm looking at you ceramicists!) The number one question I get asked by other artists is; “Where did you find that brush/squeegee/paint color/staple gun/apron (etc)”!!!?? So I think there might be a few people out there who feel the same way I do.
I try to compile as much information on the request as I can, “where I found it, how it works, how it doesn’t work, how much is usually is….” but that can take AWHILE and I’ve been known to forget details.
Which is why I was very happy to be asked to participate in the Amazon Influencer program - providing me with a direct portal for those questions.
Instead of hunting down links, trying to remember color names or prices - I can direct these questions to my shop page where everything I use is plainly laid out and available for purchase. I usually try out new materials each time we head off on a trip, so this will be where I list those purchases as well.
There’s no additional fee to order via my shop, everything is the same price as you’d find elsewhere on Amazon - but I do get a small percentage back. Which as a full-time artist is very appreciated.
I understand those sort of situations can feel a little weird, so I absolutely wouldn’t fault anyone who wanted to find the products on their own. I choose to participate in these sorts of services as every little bit helps keep my practice going, keeps me available to answer questions, lets me work on tutorials and articles and generally just keeps this ship afloat.
Let me know if you want to see something in particular or want me to answer any questions about a specific material.
While we’re on the materials tangent, I wanted to talk a little bit about a project I started a few weeks ago that has taken on another life entirely! I started a little hashtag called #mybrushstory, (because I LOVE seeing what other artists use!) and asked for email submissions detailing the stories behind the brushes we use. Originally I had planned on using 2 - 3 entries for a little blogpost on the subject, but I was blown away by the incredible stories shared. One small post won’t do these artists and their brushes justice, so I’m trying to reimagine the project, perhaps into a series of sorts.
If you want to submit to the series, hop on over to this page for more information!
Wishing you all a wonderful day <3