Supplies for Creative Living is a living, breathing project in motion.
Supplies for Creative Living started as a brick and mortar shop in the beautiful Hudson Valley in May 2019, with the seed thought of wanting to create a space that talked about art, not 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 through 2020 and all the challenges it brought. Like many, our shop doors were closed for a few months, and the world felt like it crumbled into pieces around us. In all the chaos and uncertainty, it felt like we were being given the opportunity to really think about the shop and what we really wanted it to stand for.
Here's where we landed.
We think everyone, everyone, everyone is a creative being and that art is anything that you take from the ether and bring into form, whether it's a thought that you jot down on your way to pick up the kids, a quick watercolor sketch of a bird or a stone, or the way you make your coffee in the morning, just the way you like it.
We think the creative process is a life process and by learning how to play, experiment and make mistakes, we are learning how to make a kinder, gentler world that has room for everyone in it. Through our in-person and online spaces, our goal is help you find your process, by putting the right tools in your hands, the right workshop in your path and sharing all the things along the way that inspire us.
We believe in honoring cyclical processes and that our community is not only human but the creatures, the plants, the water, the air we breathe. We are nothing without everything and everything is everything.
We love beautiful, thoughtfully made things that are made to last. We think about who makes it, how they make it, how it gets to us and what happens when it is no longer needed. We don't carry everything under the sun, but what we do carry are products that we personally test and love.
As above, so below; as below, so above.
As within, so without; as without, so within.
OUR SHOP is located at 165 Main Street in Cold Spring, New York.
We are open throughout the year for shopping and workshops, both virtual and in-person.
We love hearing about all the amazing things you're working on, so come say hi if you can. Thank you for shopping and supporting local businesses - your money and attention help shape the world and we quite literally, couldn't do this without you!