Category: Pencils & Pens

Coloring Planners – 2017 Holiday Gift Guide

I know, I know – there is a smartphone app (or hundreds of apps) for that.  But if you are like me and many, many other folks, there is something comforting about a paper-based planner. Why gift one?… Read More

Magnetips – 2017 Holiday Gift Guide Review & Giveaway!

Welcome to the first installment in my 2017 Holiday Gift Guide! What is an ideal marker for me? I want one that is sturdy, comfortable to hold, has good coverage on many types of paper, lasts a long… Read More

Glue Sticks & Crayons Giveaway Hop!

Summer is coming to an end and that means students are getting ready to head back to school. New classrooms, new activities, new friends, new learning—the start of a new school year is always an exciting time. But,… Read More

Scraft Artise Dual Tip Brush Markers – Review & GIVEAWAY!

I recently reviewed the My Days in Color coloring planner from Scraft Artise.  Today I’ll introduce you to another Scraft Artise product: their dual tip brush markers. Read on to learn about these markers, and to enter for a… Read More

Are Derwent Inktense Pencils Worth the Hype? – A Review

I have been asked so many questions about Derwent Inktense pencils. Are they really different from other colored pencils? Are they worth the money? A couple of months ago I bought a set to find out.

How to Choose Colors Part V: Being “Complementary”

As mentioned in my last post on colors, “Going Monochrome,” I introduced some easy ways for eliminating the stress that you may feel when selecting colors.  I described the Traditional Color Schemes in general, and provided more information… Read More

28 Easy Ways to Get More from Your Colored Pencils

Whether you are new to adult coloring (if so, welcome!), or an experienced colorist, there is a lot to learn about colored pencils. And good quality colored pencils can be expensive, so using them in the right ways… Read More

Coloring for a Cause: 2016 Holiday Gift Guide

I am a big believer in giving to worthy causes.  And during the holidays, I try to eke some giving into the presents I give, if I can. This season, consider buying a coloring gift that does double-duty:… Read More

20 Coloring Gifts Under $10 : 2016 Holiday Gift Guide

Sometimes it seems that coloring gifts are so outrageously priced, such as the set of pencils for several thousand dollars (really!).  However, you don’t have to break the bank when buying coloring presents for the holidays, whether they… Read More

Super Gifts for Seniors : 2016 Holiday Gift Guide

Coming up with gift ideas for the older folks in your life can sometimes be a real challenge. Most seniors have more stuff than they could ever use. They don’t need very much and want even less –… Read More