Supplies for Creative Living
is a living, breathing project in motion.
Supplies for Creative Living started in May 2019 in the beautiful Hudson Valley, with the seed thought of creating a space that talked about creativity and art not just as a visual product, but as a way of being in the world. When people asked what we were, we said "art supply shop" but really the answer was "something like an art supply shop, but not quite."
Fast forward a few years, a pandemic and whole lot of social and cultural earthquakes, our shop mission has become a bit clearer to us, and maybe a bit more urgent.
We believe that by helping you find your creative process, by putting the right tools in your hands, the right workshop in your path and swirling in spaces for all of us to talk about art, making, ritual and what inspires us, we can help you dive a little deeper into your inner self and your outer world.
For us, the creative process is a life process and by learning how to play, experiment, slow down, stay still and make mistakes, we are learning how to make a kinder, gentler, more equitable world that has room for everyone in it.
xx, SUPPLIES FOR CREATIVE LIVING
Meet the wonderful people on our team that make this whole wiggly, wonderful dream ship possible! Everyone on our staff has a pretty cool main gig outside of our shop walls. Our shop pools their creative talents, good energy & nerd-y excitement about beautiful things.
Grace is an artist, a landscape architect and lover of all creatures. She thinks that making things by hand is magic, and loves tending a shop and work space that shares that love. When she's not wrangling people and things at the shop, she likes to hang out in the woods, at the edge of the sea or in her hammock.
Amelia's main gig is high school. Her packed schedule includes theater, debate, soccer and probably at least 10 more things.
Gail Cunningham O'Donnell
Gail a natural dyer, weaver, quilter and novice knitter who has lived locally for the past 6 years. Originally from Philadelphia, she spent a number of years working as a cut paper artist and showed in galleries both locally and internationally. When she isn’t working at Supplies for Creative Living, she is working on her line of naturally dyed wool yarn.
Rita Edwards Salas
Rita loves drawing, painting, or any sort of art. She loves helping out at Supplies For Creative Living and falling in love with all the supplies.
She thinks this is the greatest store!
is a former florist (but once a florist always a florist), horticulturalist, educator, naturalist, watercolor lover and a friend of the forest.
Mary Lou Sussmeier
Mary Lou has lived in the Hudson Valley her whole life. She is an interior designer and watercolor artist. When she's not painting, you'll probably find her in her garden or wrangling cats.
Alicia Leeds is a potter and the owner of Elephant Belly Pottery in Cold Spring. She is excited to share her love of art, clay and play with her local community.
wears many hats (and scarves). This little rescue pup is a reluctant shop dog & model, champion chaser of squirrels and expects star treatment wherever she goes.
join our team
Our staff are the wonderful people who say hi to you as you walk in the door, keep things neat & tidy and are here to answer any and all questions about art stuff, where to eat in town, and to give your puppies the treats they deserve.
We are always looking for talented, responsible people with a love of art, community and people. Some weekend availability, self-motivation and good energy is a must.
Email us if it's you - helpful things to include are your resume, your availability and anything else that shows us who you are.