This has to be the coolest pencil sharpener I have seen. Since I have a hard time finding the little itty bitty ones that I get with pencil kits, this would be a great item to have on my art desk.
I am a visual person and since I love to take things apart, fix them, assemble stuff, this would be a great look book for myself.
Since I am on books right now, this one has caught my eye. I am trying to get better at hand lettering and what better inspiration than a peek into the sketchbooks of people who are far better at it than I.
I have been doing a bit of watercolor again. It really is one of my favorite mediums to work with. I discovered these great self-watering brushes (load water into the handle and squeeze for a few drops of water) from another artist and they are great! There are some knock offs that aren't as good as the Koi brand ones. I have the medium one and it's not quite large enough, so I wouldn't mind having a larger one.
And the last thing that is artsy/crafty that I can think of is a variable temperature control for my soldering iron. It's a 100 watt soldering iron which is far too hot. It makes me have to work very quickly and that sometimes causes for a very sloppy look. This would eliminate that and also allow me to work with a variety of solders, since some are designed for a low temperature.
And last, but definitely not least, I have seen some ideas on making your own washi tape, so I would love some white artist tape that is acid free that I can decorate myself with either pen and ink or watercolor.
Is there anything you think I should add to my birthday wish list? Anything I missed? Any new products that I need to try?
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