artsnacks : august box

Ahhh, August. I just got back from spending the majority of the month in Venice!? I saw insane installations, glass sculptures, huge paintings, and a lot of very conceptual artwork. I took in more art than one person can handle {not to mention the pasta and gelato}. When I arrived home, this month’s artsy mystery box from ArtSnacks was waiting for me :

Yum! Obviously I had no choice but to stage my own mini Biennale using all of these new supplies… inky paintings, candy sculptures, and you guessed it, a gift shop! {In case you didn’t see the June and July posts, I’ve decided to team up with these guys once a month because, quite frankly, I love their art-filled boxes. Let’s face it – the more supplies you have, the more art you’ll make, and the more artwork I’ll have to write about. Plus, they put CANDY in every box! Win-win.}

So, on with the show. NOTE: No flash photography allowed 

Ah yes, there might be a line-up or two, but when it’s your turn you can totally eat that sugary sculpture… very interactive, indeed. But wait, there’s more! A trip to any gallery would not be complete without this :

Oh yeah, baby – exit through the gift shop! I have to admit, I love gallery gift shops… and in Italy, they are particularly fantastic! Now, if you’re not in the market for any of these ‘works of art’ that I whipped up, perhaps I can interest you in the September ArtSnacks box. You can still get it if you sign up by August 31. Order one month at a time or sign up for 3 months, 6 months, or a full year… whatever works for you. Click here for all of the ins and outsps. enter coupon code ‘thejealouscurator’ and you’ll receive 10% off your first month of ArtSnacks! ps. hashtag your box openings / what you make with, #artsnacks

In the August box: Amsterdam Acrylic Ink (I got ‘Burnt Umber’); Princeton Velvet Touch Long Round Brush; ZIG Cocoira Letter Pen – Body & Ink; Faber-Castell Ecco Pigment Fibre-Tip Pen; A yummy roll of Necco candy!

comments (7)

  1. Xuying /// 08.26.2017 /// 2:26pm

    Love it! So playful!

  2. the jealous curator /// 08.26.2017 /// 8:30pm

    ha! thanks … i had a bit too much fun doing this : )

  3. sandra /// 08.27.2017 /// 8:18am

    Cool! and Venice, wow

  4. Monica Lee-Henell /// 08.27.2017 /// 8:57am

    Do I see coffee mark making :)!! Exit through the Disney-like shopping experience! Brilliant. I am so into gifts shops myself….Love the standing people, so 3-D! 😉

  5. the jealous curator /// 08.27.2017 /// 9:24am

    no! that’s burnt umber ink that came in the august box… but yes, it does look a lot like my espressonism doesn’t it!?

  6. Priya /// 09.07.2017 /// 4:27am

    If you really like art that makes you stop and consider, you might want to check out Violent Garden, a new solo exhibition by Fawn Rogers, an amazing LA-based artist. Exhibition opens at The Lodge on September 9, 6-9 p.m. Here is some of Fawn’s work.

  7. Rose Lemonade /// 10.15.2017 /// 1:56pm

    This is so much fun. I need to get back to the fun in art and this totally inspires.