Sunday, September 06, 2015

Art Snacks - September 2015

Subscription boxes are all the rage now, aren't they? I mean, a box of cool stuff showing up on your doorstop every month...yeah! Sign me up! But I know I would quickly go broke buying ALL THE BOXES (for example, I'd love to get Teabox, Mistobox, and/or Ipsy. And my pup would love Barkbox!) so I had to be very, very selective on which subscription I'd choose. When I heard about ArtSnacks, I immediately made up my mind that THIS IS IT!

What is ArtSnacks? ArtSnacks is a monthly subscription service for the best art products around, providing artists all over with top-of-the-line art supplies.

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I signed up almost a day before the monthly cutoff date so I didn't have to wait too long for my box to arrive. Thank goodness! I'm so impatient when it comes to stuff I've ordered online. 

When a small box arrived with an ArtSnacks stamp, I quickly tore into it. Everything was carefully wrapped in tissue paper. There were five products inside:

Winsor & Newton Pigment Markers (Magenta & a White Blender)
& Laffy Taffy!

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The magenta marker made me think of tulips so I quickly sketched some. At first I was like, hmm, I dunno...a pencil is a pencil, right? But I found myself thinking, woah, this feels pretty good. I'm used to drawing with whatever crappy pencil I have around, so this was definitely a step up in my usual process. Not to mention, the pencil smells really good! 

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The markers are even on the market yet, so ArtSnacks subscribers are some of the first artists to try them out. Neat! I don't have much experience with markers, so I can't tell you how these compare to others, but I did notice a big difference when I went from regular sketchbook paper to the marker paper that ArtSnacks provided. Look at that nice blending! I might just have to get some marker paper and experiment some more. 

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In conclusion, this was a neat way to spend twenty bucks. I think I'll keep up the subscription as long as I have the extra funds in my monthly budget. I've read some other reviews about how you can just as easily try stuff out at the art store, but if you're anything like me you'll talk yourself out of any extra purchases while you're there. With ArtSnacks, the decision is already made for you. Just be open to whatever supplies you recieve and have fun with it!

(Disclaimer: I have not received any compensation for writing this post. I have no material connection to the brands, products, or services that I have mentioned.)

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