Spending time sketching, drawing and painting is a great way to spend time whatever age you are. Expressing your creativity can be beneficial in a number of ways.
It can help with relaxation, by sorting through thoughts and feelings of the day. And it can be a great way for both children and adults to learn to visualise and perceive shapes and colours.
Most of all though, creating is fun!
Here at Dotmaison we’re pleased to see a whole host of product available that can help inspire new ideas and hone the practical skills of producing images.
Here is a selection of brilliant designs that will be sure to make the most of a desire to create.
The above Petit Collage Magic Sketch Board, Funny Faces is bound to offer hours of entertainment. Arriving with a wooden stylus on a string and a set of stencils, the user can follow the guides to makes a set of amusing faces. Alternatively, that can free-sketch and produce anything they want to!
The five colourful stencils can be stored away in a convenient pocket when not in action. The board is easy to clear for the next image by rubbing the back of it with the handy eraser tool. Portable, practical and convenient, the board is ideal for inspiring early steps in sketching.
Mclaggan Smith has a habit of finding brilliant new ways to educate and entertain with their colourful homeware designs. The above Mclaggan Smith Mugs Art Chart, Coasters Set of 4 is no exception, showing off a detailed graphical timeline of the history of art.
The set of four scratch, stain and heat resistant coasters are beautifully finished to add a wonderful art history lesson to the next tea break.
Also from Mclaggan Smith is the captivating Mugs Art Chart, A5 Notebook. The visually striking hardback notebook’s cover features representations of art from some of the most famous artists in history.
With 96 pages of lined 100gsm paper, there is plenty of opportunity to get creative with writing.
Once you or someone in the household has produced some artwork, the question may well be where to store it?
A clever answer is arrived at in the shape of the Printworks Frame Book Great Art.
Combining 30 built in frames with space for notes for each, the book can sit on the shelf or coffee table and act as a lovely presentation of creativity in action.
Available in different colour shades of fabric, the book is made to fit A4 size paper. A beautiful and pragmatic item, it is another tool for the artist to add to their set of creative equipment.