In my super out of breath video below:
I mention some supplies that I thought would be a good reflection of my own practise, PLUS encouraging for another artist to receive.
My key takeaways from this exercise:
Curating a small selection helped me be clear about what supplies are super important to me (whether I included them [an angle brush] or couldn't [acrylic paint])
Curating a selection with someone's circumstance in mind (travel), also made me think harder about what I was doing.
Things that are important to me, in my art practise, whether in action or aspirationally is sketching, and having a place to put ideas!
I really do love bright colours
I challenged myself with the bag (painting on fabric), and the "deadline" aspect of having it ready, ensured I did it, and couldn't agonise over the mistakes (the big splotch on top ;)
It forced me to get creative a create a little palette, something which will now flow into my own practise as I dabble with outside painting more
I cannot recommend trying this enough! It doesn't have to be a gift, but I do think that the art of gift giving is a super satisfying one!
Tombow Fudenosuke Hard Tip, Black
Fabre Castell - Pitt Pen 136 Purple Violet
Lineo - Angle Brush No. 6
Arteza Gouache - Pastel Purple, Pastel Cheese Puff, Bright Hot Pink, Bright Lime Green
Talens - Sketchbook
Liquitex - Paint Pen in Teal
Fabre Castell - Duo Pencil Blue and Red
Junk Journal - Made out of old tea box and art
If you decide to give it a try, please let me know how you found the experience?