by Shelly Stokes, Founder and Creative Mentor I get a fair number of questions from readers and customers regarding whether or not paintstiks have any odor, and how to remove the residual odor from their fabric. Let’s take these questions one at a time. Q. Are there any fumes or smells associated with Shiva Paintstiks? […]
Archives for January 2014
Are Two Desks More Creative Than One?
by Shelly Stokes, Founder and Creative Mentor When I got to Chapter 4 of Steal Like An Artist, by Austin Kleon, I felt like he had been watching my struggle to get work done in my office. The first tip in this chapter is called Step Away from the Screen. As a person who spends […]
Lock In Savings with 40% Off Rubbing Plates!
by Shelly Stokes, Founder and Creative Mentor Want to beat the 2014 price increases? No problem — just get your order in before the end of January. Now I know that squeezing out an extra dollar or two in savings is not all that exciting, so we are pulling out the stops with an amazing […]
New Year, New Product Prices
by Shelly Stokes, Founder and Creative Mentor There are lots of things I love about starting a new year, but raising prices is not one of them. Unfortunately, cost increases are a fact of life in the business world. As labor and production costs continue to rise, we need to increase prices on a few […]
Learn About Creativity From Funny Guy John Cleese
by Shelly Stokes, Founder and Creative Mentor I’m not much of a TV watcher. And when I have watched, I have never been terribly fond of British humor. None-the-less, I am terribly interested in the topic of Creativity and open to learning about it from just about anyone, including John Cleese. Yes, that John Cleese, […]
Paintstik Rubbings 4: Detailed Rubbings From Stamps
by Shelly Stokes, Founder and Creative Mentor In the Part 1 of this series on making Paintstik Rubbings, we discussed how using the side of a paintstik can make a cleaner rubbing. Today, I want to talk about one case where this is definitely not the case. First, let me give you the links to […]
Indulge In An Art Retreat
by Shelly Stokes, Founder and Creative Mentor As I think back on the last 5-8 years, I realize that I have badly neglected my personal art. I have done plenty of creative things in service to my business, but not so much pure, creative play that is just for me. have been doing a lot of […]