Friday, August 12, 2011

Work of Art

School Supplies

I am realizing that I may be a little late on this tip because many of you may have already begun your school year, but if you are still seeing loss leader sales* on school supplies, you may want to stock up to get the best prices of the year on these items. Sometimes you can even pick up things for free!

Don't need any "school supplies"? Are there any young people in your life that could use a gift some time in the next year? Art supplies make a great gift for birthdays or holidays. I keep some stashed in my gift box. I remember being THRILLED to get my very own brand new box of crayons when I was a child.

Pre-school and elementary age children just LOVE watercolors. If you are yearning for a peaceful afternoon, just bring out the watercolors and water cups. Get a box for each child, turn on some classical music and put a stack of paper on the table. The effect is magical and it is one of my favorite rainy day activities.

Here's some artwork by Big Littles - a family portrait. I love children's art!

Family Portrait

*loss leader sales - A product sold at a loss to the store in order to attract customers. The hope is that you will buy more costly items while you are in their store. But you don't have to! You can just buy the cheap stuff! :)


  1. Amen to simple art supplies as gifts. Always exciting, even if child already has some. I'm a personal fan of gifts that get used up - therefore don't create problems later when mom says "time to clean out/pare down the stuff!".

  2. Oh yes! I love gifts that are used up as well, for both giving and receiving.


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