Back to School

August. It’s almost here. That month of bittersweet feelings for all. I remember as a child being disappointed that all the good times of summer were about to be over,

Back to School Shopping Starts Now!

When you see the back to school displays in the stores, you know that summer is half way over. Or you realize that retailers are an overzealous lot. Stores are filled with big yellow displays full of pencils, pens, pads, protractors, small refrigerators and computers. Almost anything in a store can be considered a back-to-school…

The Art of Silverware

If I’ve said it once, I’ll say it again – I love art work that uses unusual mediums. Not just art work either, but repurposed items too. Give me a tin coffee can and the best I can do is nail it to some driftwood and call it a planter, so people who can turn flatware into…

Internet Shopping Fun!

So I’m going to go a little off our own little patch of happy office supplies, and move on to the exciting and infinitely shoppable Etsy.  I adore Etsy – its fun, funky, quirky, vintage and there is something for everyone, whether you’re hippy-dippy or geektacular.  There hasn’t been one time that I’ve gone to Etsy and NOT found…

Desktop Art

I think today’s blog is pretty self-explanatory. I love finding new desk accessories because I would rather accessorize my desk than myself! I know we have a lot of modern fans out there, so I figured today I would stick to modern desk accessories, and http://www.Yliving.com didn’t fail to come through! They had some great…

The Artist Within

I’ve always admired people who can draw, because I can barely draw a straight line. Well, that’s not entirely true. I spent an entire summer when I was twelve learning how to draw a horse head. See terrible example below. As you can see, I have reason to admire people who can do what I…

Pencil Art to Extreme

I’ve talked many times in the blog about art made from office supplies, and pencils aren’t a topic I’ve touched on before. This is odd, considering I’ve been watching Dalton Ghetti’s work for a while now. He.Is.AMAZING. He actually makes it look so easy, and I want to try it myself, but I know I’d end up cutting off the tip of…

The Humble Dinner Napkin

Today will be a brief departure from the norm, and will be mostly pictorial. I wanted to have a little fun with a basic staple of dining tables everywhere – the humble dinner napkin. The beauty of the dinner napkin is that it is so versatile when it comes to being twisted, folded, and mutilated…

Whiteboard Art, Who Knew?

As anyone who reads this blog knows, I like art made from office supplies. I like traditional art as well, but that’s for another blog.  I’ve blogged numerous times about art and office supplies, but it’s just such a fun subject! Maybe it’s just my lack of drawing capability (I can craft and photograph, I…

Graffiti – Art or Nuisance? Discuss!

It’s an all too common sight here is South Florida- overpasses and train cars and snails…anything stationary or near-stationary can (and most likely will) be covered in graffiti. Some of it is pretty, some of it is downright scary, but almost all of the places you find it want it removed. There are heavy duty…

We live in a world of colors!

During my meanderings, I discovered more art-using-unusual-mediums. All I can say is that I NEVER thought this is what you would use crayons for. Enjoy!