Tools for your artistic adventure


In a previous post (click me, I’m the link to the December 7th post), I talked about the idea that anyone can create art. It’s not necessary to have any sort of talent. All that you need is your enthusiasm and that yes-I-can attitude!  Once you’ve decided to explore the world of visual art, you’re going to need stuff. And, fortunately, you don’t have to spend a lot of money to pursue your new hobby.

In fact, you can start off with just a sketchbook, a pencil, an eraser, and a thin black marker. Your sketchbook is your journal. It’s a journal with pictures, instead of words. There are no rules about what to draw. If it makes you happy, draw it. 

After you’ve filled up your first sketchbook, you might decide that you need more stuff for your artistic adventure.

These will be the tools that start you off on your artistic adventure. There are all sorts of artistic mediums that could try out, including pen and ink, colored pencils, collage, and acrylic paint.

The tools that I would recommend for your continued art journey could include:

  • a spiral bound book of mixed media paper 
  • watercolor paints in a palette paint set
  • a set of acrylic paints that should have the following colors: black, white, brown, red, yellow, blue
  • a set of paintbrushes in a variety of sizes
  • a set of colored pencils
  • fine line markers
  • brush markers
  • a cup for water
  • paper towels

Note: In an upcoming post, I’m going to offer a little art project with step by step instructions that can easily be done at home. Stay tuned! 

2 thoughts on “Tools for your artistic adventure”

  1. I love the idea of art as an adventure. And the idea you mentioned in your previous post, that if someone wants to be artistic, all they have to do is decide to pursue it. So this post is a perfect companion because it tells you exactly what you need to get started. If I was going to pursue art, it would probably be scrapbook journaling.

  2. What a beautiful way to express yourself through art! I love all your paintings. Lia made a painting for her mommy's bday and dropped some paint in the wrong spot. We turned it into a flower instead of trying to erase it!

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