****This was not a paid post and my honest opinion was used. The opinions are solely my own and may vary from others. The products mentioned below have been provided by Smart Art for the review free of charge.****
Are you artsy but at a loss about what to create sometimes? A monthly subscription box has you covered! They are called Smart Art and they send you one box a month that contains a art project for you to work on, along with instructions and of course the supplies. I received July's Smart Box which contained a "Create a Van Gogh Landscape" project which included a Pro Stroke Red Sable Brush Filbert size 6 (Retail $24.50), Creative Mark All Edge Media Cotton Canvas 8"x10" (Retail $12.58), Creative Mark Painter's Edge Painting Knife 2" (Retail $7.95), SOHO Urban Artists Colors 4 50ML Tubes in the colors Cadmium Red Deep, Cadmium Yellow, Ultamarine Blue, & Titanium White (Retail $22), along with a Chelsea Classical Studio Lavender Brush Cleaner bottle (Retail $15.95) and an instructions booklet showing you step by step how to create your master piece. (Total retail of $82.98 for all the included products).
This subscription box retails for $49.95 a month with free shipping, this may seem a little steep to some but you receive 8-11 full sized art supplies and get to create your own unique art piece. Every month a different artist is featured and inside of the booklet they go over a brief history on that months artist. The booklet also includes tips for your project, for example this box noted you should wear clothes you don't mind getting dirty because the oil paint does not come off easily. I personally think this box is great, I've always been interested in checking out a local art class or group but I usually never have the time to attend one and I can be shy at times so I am excited I can work on something beautiful at home on my own time without feeling like I am being judged. On that note I do have to say that I haven't gotten around to starting this art project my month has been pretty crazy so far but I am looking forward to diving head first into the project as soon as time allows. For the price of the box I do think this subscription is worth it even if you aren't the best at doing anything artsy this box allows you a chance to test things out, get dirty and create something beautiful. With their step by step instructions it makes it easy for even beginners to enjoy their monthly art project.