We were in St. Louis this weekend for a friend's birthday and stopped by the Blick Store to drool over art supplies and new tools we need to add to our covet list (think a crack warehouse for an addict). I came across these rubber brushes and palette tool and had to get them to add a new twist to the painting experience. Why a rubber brush? When applying large layers of paint, it's hard to be kind to your brushes and get that desired effect- the rubber brushes allow me to chunk up some thick layers while preserving my brushes for more detailed work (nice brushes are not cheap!). I woke up this morning jazzed to begin work with new tools- a great way to start a Monday!