Artsnacks: Unboxed!

I love subscription boxes. Getting the shipping notification and anxiously tracking the little package full of untold treasure is just the best. And then actually getting to open it and discover all of the hand picked little surprises? Yes. That is DEFINITELY something that makes my day. In a recent post I discussed the merits of appreciating even the smallest things that remind me to be happy and grounded and grateful. This little box of goodness is a perfect example.

I have been playing around with several subscriptions lately. My fascination started with birchbox, little $10 treasure chests filled with beauty and lifestyle samples. You can expect to get lovely little perfumes, snacks, nail polishes, and all sorts of other goodies. But that's not what I'm here to discuss. As an artist, I absolutely love that I can have new and exciting art supply samples delivered every month. I currently have two subscriptions, Pigment and Palette, and Artsnacks. 

I haven't really been able to settle on a favorite so, for now, I am keeping them both. 

This month, I had a super fun mix in my artsnacks treasure box.

I always finding myself clearing off my desk so I have the perfect environment in which to unveil my newest lovely surprises.

I always finding myself clearing off my desk so I have the perfect environment in which to unveil my newest lovely surprises.

The Kimberly pencil is something most artists are likely already familiar with, though of course it's always good to have a few on hand. 

The Kimberly pencil is something most artists are likely already familiar with, though of course it's always good to have a few on hand. 

I haven't gotten to use the vellum yet, but it's reminiscent of yupo paper, though minus a few of the more annoying qualities of yupo paper. This vellum is `100% cotton, and seems like it would do well absorbing color and different mediums, I see a double sided piece in my future! It seems most suited to watercolor, but I will try a few different things.

I haven't gotten to use the vellum yet, but it's reminiscent of yupo paper, though minus a few of the more annoying qualities of yupo paper. This vellum is `100% cotton, and seems like it would do well absorbing color and different mediums, I see a double sided piece in my future! It seems most suited to watercolor, but I will try a few different things.

The wins or Newton water color brush marker... This thing is cool. I might try it out with the cotton vellum pictured above.

The wins or Newton water color brush marker... This thing is cool. I might try it out with the cotton vellum pictured above.

And of course, no art snacks box would be complete without the snack.

My favorite this month? Probably the Zig Mangaka cartoonist flexible marker. It's just so... COOL. Incredibly smooth and fun to sketch with.