Wednesday, December 29, 2010

12 Days of Art Supplies

This is the crazy and wonderful Rita singing my version of the 12 Days of Christmas. It goes like this:
On the twelfth day of Christmas my true love gave to me;
12 Conte Crayons
11 Sable Brushes
10 Colored Pencils
9 Pigma Ink Pens
8 Kneaded Erasers
7 Watercolors
6 Graphite Pencils
5 Golden Paints
4 Blending Stumps
3 Palette Knives
2 Pan Pastels
And a Strathmore Visual Journal

I always thought the twelve days of Christmas led up to Christmas but it actually starts on Christmas night and goes to the beginning of Epiphany which is the morning of January 6th. Epiphany is the climax of the advent/Christmas season and the 12 days of Christmas. I like it that the twelve days of Christmas starts with the birth of Jesus and goes on to usher in a New Year too.

I did get a Strathmore Visual Journal, mixed media, for Christmas. I am loving the paper, it erases cleanly (hey some of them don't) and is holding up well to all the paint, glues, markings and tools I'm using on it. I will be posting a lot of art from my new journal this coming year. Have a Happy New Year everyone!

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Salvador Dali in commercials

This totally cracks me up. I didn't know Salvador Dali actually did commercials. The alka-seltzer is my favorite one.