Scouts + Shouts

What’s up buttercups? Friday is here - so that means Scouts + Shouts. If you’re new here, we use this column to share link list of things we've scouted to help you on your creative journey.  Could be products we love, artists we're inspired by, recent reads, listens and must-sees.  Think of us as your own personal creativity coach, here to inspire + prod you on your own journey. Today we’re sharing interior + art inspiration, a favorite online class to ramp up your sketchbook practice and the perfect list for a Netflix and chill weekend ahead.

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Our Favorite Tools for Making Art

Pssst. I'm gonna let you in on a little secret.  We love shopping for art supplies ALMOST as much as we love the making of the art.  Seriously.  We love touching, feeling, testing colors, dreaming up new things to make solely based on our love affair with the supplies. A well-stocked supply cabinet means we’re never without tools to create and helps inspire us endlessly. Today, we’re sharing our favorites to get your own art cabinet stocked.

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30 All-Time Best Quotes to Inspire Creativity

Words, especially, have a special way of speaking to my soul. I have been a hoarder of words, quotes, song lyrics for as long as I can remember. They’re taped to walls and mirrors, jotted in journals and memorized when they are especially moving to me. Especially in my creative work, I find comfort + confidence in the words of some of the greatest artists + thinkers throughout history. Today, I’m sharing 30 of my all-time favorite quotes on creative living.

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Start Your Creative Habit: Daily Journal

Shay + I both have creative habits that are long established and part of our routine. From painting, to collage, to writing, to trying our hand at any creative language that calls out to us - we love + test a lot of new ideas.

One of our favorites, and most simple, is our daily journal practice. This quick, loose, no rules, no expected outcome exercise gives us a chance, daily, to play and to explore.

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Color Crush: Indigo

Today in color crush, we’re talking all things indigo. One of our all time favorite of favorite colors. Maybe even the single top of of the list favorite color for us both. Beautiful and rich, and used in fabric dyeing and art alike for its intense color. We’ve loved this color for years - and love making art with it these days.

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Making Friends with Failure

Hello go-getters! It’s Monday, a day of back attum’s and to-dos n full force. We want to add one tiny thing to your list this week. Fail. Fail big. Fail fast. Fail often. Yes, we said it. That dreaded F word.

WHAT, you say? I thought we were friends? I thought you liked me. We do. Pinky promise. But, we want to make the case for failing and hi-five celebrate the jam out of the spectacular hilarity of your mishap. Stick with us…

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COLOR CRUSH: UNEXPECTED COLORS

Here the The Color Kind, we’re inspired by color + creativity…every single day. But, we especially love when we stumble across a fresh combination that inspires us to create + curate a bit differently in that moment. Today’s color crush combo is unexpectedly fresh, fun and giving us all the feels (and the inspiration) to make some new art, redo a room, or just swap our shoes for a playful twist.

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The Case for Play.

When was the last time you played? Time to do something you truly enjoy, for no other purpose than to blow off steam + have some fun. If you’re like most of us, it’s probably been a good long while. Today, we’re going to encourage you to get back to this childhood gem and embrace play as part of life. As important as rest and work and any other chore on your list.

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