This was our first ever edition of Sketch and Story and of course the theme had to be Lush! I wanted to create a selection of LUSH art treats that you would be thrilled to receive and can't wait to unwrap and try it out as soon as it arrived! (For all my international friends, "lush" is used in the UK to describe something very lovely, a bit like you would say this spaghetti is DELICIOUS.)
And of course, Lush also refers to it being spring in March. New buds popping out of the ground, fresh air, sunshine and lots of greenery after this bare, bleak winter. You can see I do love my puns :) That's it about the theme, let's chat about what was INSIDE the first ever Sketch and Story!
Artisan watercolours - Dan Barrett
The featured colours were Magenta and Sunflower Yellow, handmade by Dan Barrett. They were smooth, rich and non-granulating - perfect for painting spring florals and botanical scenes. Stay tuned for an interview with Dan coming soon on this blog, with swatches of these lovely paints!
Royal Talens Ecoline Brush Pens
Forest Green and Light Green shades were included to complete the spring botanicals theme. Wreaths, fresh grass and shrubbery - take your pick! These brush pens were also fully blendable with a paintbrush.
Karin Brushmarkers Pro
Delicate and pastel colours in pale purple and pale pink, for blooming crocuses and peonies.
Violet florals washi tape
In case you didn't quite get the theme yet - here are MORE florals in the form of washi tape! Great for journal layouts, happy mail, and to tape a border for your paintings too.
Artist postcard - Lauren Georgiou
Our first featured artist was Lauren Georgiou - it was quite a no-brainer for this lush, spring-themed box! Lauren paints beautiful wreaths and florals all year round and you can check out her Instagram at @georgioudraws.
Every subscriber gets a handwritten welcome note in their first box! I wanted to express my heartfelt appreciation to every single one of you who believed in my project and am so thankful for your support.
Unfortunately this edition of Sketch and Story has sold out, but you can check our shop here for more examples of our subscription boxes.
Hi, I'm Natalie, and Sketch and Story is my passion project. Check this blog for features of indie makers, local artists, and more details on the Sketch and Story subscription experience.