Friday, January 4, 2019

New Year, New Practice: Try Art Journaling

Happy New Year! It is the time of year when we think of new beginnings: new health regimes, improving habits, resolving to be our best selves. Are you someone looking to squeeze more creative practice into your already packed schedule? You may want to try art journaling. 

Journaling has been on the rise in recent years. In the current era of constant phone-scrolling and screen time, sitting down to physically write out one's thoughts and intentions can be a welcomed change of pace. It requires very little time commitment and if you are looking to find more space in your life to make art, you can easily add art into your journaling practice. 

Art journaling is affordable and approachable. It can be done in a sketchbook or a notebook--no expensive equipment is necessary. You don't need a studio space or an easel and if your notebook is small enough, you can carry it with you and add to it whenever the urge strikes. The balance between text and visual creative elements is up to you. You can include paint, pen and ink, colored pencil, pastels, collage, stamping, or just sketching with a pencil. 

Looking for inspiration? Check out the work of Austin Kleon and Dynasty Artist Sandy McTier.

Friday, December 28, 2018

From Us to You

As 2018 slowly winds to a close, we wanted to take this opportunity to thank you--the artists who use our products. We love meeting you at conferences and trade shows. We love connecting with you virtually as you share photos of your painted pieces with us on social media. And we love hearing that you love our brushes! Dynasty Brush and the FM Brush Company would not be where we are today without artists like you. 

To all our retailers, Dynasty Artists, and the artists who use our brushes as part of their lives and work, we wish you all the best in the New Year! 

Check the Facebook page soon for more information about how you can meet up with us in 2019! 

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Gifts for the Artists in Your Life

It is holiday time! Christmas is right around the corner and maybe you are stumped about what to give to the artists in your life. Dynasty Brush has a few suggestions!

For the Artist Looking to Heat Things Up: Encaustic Hot Wax brushes
Constructed to withstand the high temperatures needed to paint with encaustic waxes, these Hot Wax brushes are made with a natural wood handle and come in a variety of bristle shapes including the Wave Angle. 

For the Artist of the Gilded Age: Gilder's Tip
Our Gilder's Tip brush is what every decorative artist needs to apply metallic leaf. The sturdy plastic handle provides comfort and control. The Squirrelette synthetic squirrel hair bristles use static electricity to make picking up each delicate sheet of leafing a snap. 

For the Artist who is Stuck to You Like Glue: Paste brush
For the crafters and mixed media makers in your life, our Paste brush makes quick work of applying glue without the sticky fingers! The metal handle truly makes this brush unique. 

For the Artist who is Dedicated to Their Craft: Black Gold
Give them our high performance Black Gold brushes! With their kiln dried, two-toned lacquered white birch handles and their blended tapered bristles, the Black Gold line is a quality choice for oil, acrylic, and watercolor artists alike.

We hope that we've made your holiday shopping a bit easier with our suggestions! If none of these brushes quite fit the artist you have in mind, hop on over to our website to explore our entire selection. There truly is something for every artist!