Hey Friend, 2020 just keeps getting weirder. But we’re looking at the silver linings. We kinda went overboard with the new goodies this season but the more the merrier right? We’re starting early, before the Black Friday – Cyber Monday – Giving Tuesday shenanigans begin, so you can maybe get some gifts and stocking stuffers checked off your list before all that madness. You’ve encouraged us to make a few new products this year like Jigsaw Puzzles and Note Cards… they might actually be the perfect items as we enter a long, dark COVID winter, where you can just sit and puzzle your brains out by the fire and also avoid contact with relatives by sending them a nice (or naughty) note card.
If you’ve been keeping up with Abel Arts on Instagram, you’ll know there was a recent mid-life crisis about the plastic waste and toxicity of the art supply industry. So we’ve ditched the plastic vinyl (PVC) stickers and moved over to a more earth, human and animal friendly Wood Sticker. We’re striving to make a shift away from using petroleum based products (Acrylic paint!) and wasteful business practices. Look for a lot more about this in the future as we challenge other artists as well as the entire art supply industry to do the same. Hoping this year ends on a high note for you. Thanks so much for supporting an independent artist and small business throughout this strange year, we really appreciate you!