Sunday, December 4, 2016

Holiday Scribal Gift Ideas


Are you a scribe wondering what to get that want-to-be scribe in your life for Christmas or 12th Night? How about putting together a scribal gift-pack collection?

When looking at John Neal Bookseller's web page, like a kid dreaming for a Christmas present, I came across this unique item offered by a professional watercolorist. It is a paint dot cardI've made similar cards for scribes wanting to experiment with paints beyond their Reeves gouache set. 

You simply apply large dots of your favorite, most useful artist gouache colors to cold press cardstock. Let them dry. Then label each dot with the brand and color name. 

Along with the dot card, you could include an intermediate quality brush set such as these six Loew Cornell Golden Taklon round brushes from Jo-Ann Fabric. (Under $10)

Add a small smooth Bristol board pad from Dick Blicks art supplies. (Often under $5) Include print-outs on cardstock from my free inspiration images and you have a gift for any aspiring scribe.

If your someone enjoys exploring through books give one from my Cyber-Monday suggestions.
And for the advanced scribe on your shopping list have a look at John Neal's web page specifically for SCA scribes. I was drooling over these for my own wish list.