30 Days of Unfurling - Day 3: Art Supplies

Yesterday's post was all about boundaries between studio time and family time and here I am today, pushing those boundaries! Surely a family walk can also be an art supply photography shoot - it's multi-tasking! The kids were happy exploring and my hubby got to get his camera out so I think we'll call it a win-win situation. Or at least it was up until my son fell in the stream! Ah well, that's all part and parcel of being an adventurous kid. We're all back home and cosy now - so all's well that ends well!

Since it is Sunday and my daughter is keen to watch a movie with me, I am going to keep this post short and let the photos tell a little story about some of my favourite art supplies.

Firstly, here I am with my trusty basket of paints. I love popping in to the local thrift shop to find cool baskets, boxes and vessels to store my art supplies in. They seem more inviting if they have a sweet home to live in.

Firstly, here I am with my trusty basket of paints. I love popping in to the local thrift shop to find cool baskets, boxes and vessels to store my art supplies in. They seem more inviting if they have a sweet home to live in.

My beautiful brushes. Most of them are the cheap ones from the local art and craft store. I can't justify spending too much on brushes as I don't look after them very well - sorry brushes!

Creamy, buttery acrylic paint. This brand is called Holcroft and is available in Australia through Riot Art & Craft. It reminds me of Golden heavy body paint, though it's a more affordable option for us in the Southern Hemisphere.

Creamy, buttery acrylic paint. This brand is called Holcroft and is available in Australia through Riot Art & Craft. It reminds me of Golden heavy body paint, though it's a more affordable option for us in the Southern Hemisphere.

My favourite pencils, well actually pretty much my only pencils are Prismacolor pencils. They are very heavily pigmented and super soft for easy-blending. They also work great over the top of acrylic paint. I haven't used them for a while which makes me think I should put them on my kitchen table where they are easy to access.

My favourite pencils, well actually pretty much my only pencils are Prismacolor pencils. They are very heavily pigmented and super soft for easy-blending. They also work great over the top of acrylic paint. I haven't used them for a while which makes me think I should put them on my kitchen table where they are easy to access.

Ah, how I love these teeny tiny tubes of goodness! These were a recent splurge and my oh my they were worth it! The thing I have learned about watercolour is that quality counts. If you have good watercolours and good paper, you are halfway there! Daniel Smith watercolours are so vibrant and the colour range is divine. My nature loving self is particularly fond of the PrimaTek range that are made from natural mineral pigments .

Ah, how I love these teeny tiny tubes of goodness! These were a recent splurge and my oh my they were worth it! The thing I have learned about watercolour is that quality counts. If you have good watercolours and good paper, you are halfway there! Daniel Smith watercolours are so vibrant and the colour range is divine. My nature loving self is particularly fond of the PrimaTek range that are made from natural mineral pigments .

And here he is - 'Swamp Disco Boy'. He was demonstrating how to have a disco in a swamp. This photo was taken before the swamp gobbled him up!

And here he is - 'Swamp Disco Boy'. He was demonstrating how to have a disco in a swamp. This photo was taken before the swamp gobbled him up!

Well that's it for Day 3 of my '30 Days of Unfurling'. Looking forward to getting into the studio tomorrow and sharing more about my creative life. I hope you have had a wonderful weekend Xx