Shop in the Artist's Closet

The artist's closet is full of cool, highly rated gift ideas for all your artist friends. 


Tees for Artists


Graffiti Art 


Earth without Art is just eh


Make Art not War


got artist ?


No Mistakes, just Happy Accidents

Tees for Art Teachers

$19.99 $29.98

Some people only dream of meeting their favorite artists. I teach mine.

$44.98 $49.98

Art Teacher, the Man, the Myth, the Legend


Genuine & Trusted Art Teacher. Premium quality.


Art Teacher Fueled by Chocolate


Art teachers do it for the Monet.

$23.99 $29.98

I am a Fine Arts Teacher...

Art socks, yes...Art socks

$9.00 $9.00

Starry Night Women's Socks


'Starry Night' Knee High


Famous Artworks Sock Set


Men's Cotton Art Socks

$5.84 $5.84

'Girl with Pearl Earring' Socks


Water Lilies Women's Socks


Women's Palette Socks

$7.69 $7.69

'The Dream' Socks

Monet inspired Boutique


Water Lilies Silk Scarf


Water Lilies Tote


Monet Umbrella


Blue Water Lilies Leggings


Water Lilies Print Tee


Monet Inspired Dress

Frida Kahlo inspired Boutique


Frida Swing Skirt


Frida Cross-body Handbag


Women's Frida Tee


Embroidered Tunic Top


Frida Necklace and Earrings


Frida Satchel Handbag

Wear you Art on your 3/4 sleeve


Klimt - Tree of Life


Van Gogh - Starry Night


Van Gogh - Irises


Van Gogh - Cypress Trees


Hokusai - Cherry Blossom


Van Gogh - Sower

Paint and Palette Jewelry


Artist Inspired Earrings


Fashion Artist Necklace


Art Supplies Charm Bracelet 


Sterling Silver Necaklace


Pandora Artist Charm


Sterling Silver and Leather Bracelet

Baby, you're an artist !


When I grow up, I wanna be an Artist like my Mommy.


My Daddy is the world's best artist


Baby Artist Onesie 


Future Artist with Tutu


Little Artist Outfit with Hat and Portfolio


Future Artist Bib

Keep it clean 


Artist smock in colors


Martin Artist Apron


Artist Bib Apron in colors

How to Cook like a Great Artist

.....The Artist's Palate contains an unprecedented collection of favorite recipes from some of the most famous international artists throughout history -- from Michelangelo, Henri Matisse, and Mary Cassatt to Jackson Pollock, Andy Warhol, and Jeff Koons. Featuring over 125 recipes from 89 great artists, and accompanied by more than 150 photographs of the artists and their work, family snapshots, artworks, documents, and memorabilia, this book offers a unique look at the private lives and appetites of some of the world's most creative personalities. (from the Publisher)

.......One of the most influential painters of modern times, Claude Monet lived for half his life in the famous house at Giverny. It was after moving here in 1883 with his future second wife, Alice Hoschedé, and their eight children that Monet's work finally achieved recognition. His growing success meant that he was able to indulge his passion for comfort and good living.

Family meals, special celebrations, luncheons with friends, picnics: all reflected the Monets' love of good food. Just as the inspiration for many of Monet's paintings was drawn from his beloved gardens and the surrounding Normandy landscape, so the meals served at Giverny were based upon superb ingredients from the kitchen-garden (a work of art in itself), the farmyard, and the French countryside.  (from the Publisher)

At the Auberge Ravoux, in a tiny artists’ village twenty miles from Paris, Vincent Van Gogh found a measure of peace in his ill-starred life—and experienced an unparalleled burst of creativity, producing seventy masterpieces and studies. The Auberge still operates today as the Maison de Van Gogh. Little has changed since Van Gogh first set down his bags more than a century ago, and visitors are still treated to the comforting, delicious regional cuisine that he would have dined upon.
(from the Publisher)

...In the tradition of the best-selling Monet's Table, Frida's Fiestas is a personal account in words and pictures of many important and happy events in the life of Mexican artist Frida Kahlo, and a scrapbook, assembled by her stepdaughter, of recipes for more than 100 dishes that Frida served to family and friends with her characteristic enthusiasm for all the pleasures of life. (from the Publisher)

...Matisse, Picasso, Hockney—they may not have been from the same period, but they all painted still lifes of food. And they are not alone. Andy Warhol painted soup cans, Claes Oldenburg sculpted an ice cream cone on the top of a building in Cologne, Jack Kerouac’s Sal ate apple pie across the country, and Truman Capote served chicken hash at the Black and White Ball. Food has always played a role in art, but how well and what did the artists themselves eat? Exploring a panoply of artworks of food, cooking, and eating from Europe and the Americas, The Modern Art Cookbook opens a window into the lives of artists, writers, and poets in the kitchen and the studio throughout the twentieth century and beyond.(from the Publisher)

Artopia Magazine recommends these as gift ideas because they engage and stimulate your senses in the same way your favorite great artists experienced.

Its not just something to read, these books are full of easy, delicious recipes that will appeal to creative cooks.

The art inspired recipes are memorable, making them perfect for parties or special occasions.





Welcome to the party!

We put together 10 highly rated books about

 Artists and Cooking

Artist are well-known for their creative presentation of food and eclectic dinner parties.

These cookbooks will give you insight into the lives of your favorite great artists, ideas for your picnics and themes for memorable parties.

ARTOPIA recommends these books as gift ideas because they engage and stimulate your senses in the same way your favorite great artists experienced

Its not just something to read, these books are full of easy, delicious recipes that will appeal to creative cooks.

The art inspired recipes are memorable, making them perfect for parties or special occasions.

“.....How would you like to dine in Van Gogh's olive orchard or in Bonnard's garden? What would be served at Mary Cassatt's afternoon tea? And a slice of which Thiebaud cake would you choose ... given the chance?
In The Artist's Table, fourteen world-renowned chefs create delectable menus inspired by masterpieces in the National Gallery of Art collections. These contemporary masters of the culinary arts are brought together with the works of great artists, and the result is a joyful celebration of art and food.”  (from the Publisher)

....This companion volume to the bestselling Monet's Table is a sumptuous evocation of the life, art, and dining style of one of the world's most celebrated Impressionist painters. It presents more than 60 recipes, accompanied by reproductions of Renoir's paintings and original full-color photos of turn-of-the-century French life. (from the Publisher)

......As beloved as Provence was to Cezanne, so too were his favorite Provencal dishes. Although he once claimed that his favorite meal was "potatoes in oil," he enjoyed a variety of foods prepared by his mother and later by his cook, Madame Bremond. Fifty of these special recipes are included in this book, attesting to the simple and bounteous Provencal cuisine that Cezanne held so dear. (from the Publisher)

......Great artists and great cooks have long been inspired by gardens and the many sensory gifts they provide. Artist Claude Monet took inspiration from his gardens and the lily ponds at Giverny. Van Gogh, Manet, Matisse, and Cezanne created still life masterpieces of fruit and flowers. Similarly, cooks from Julia Child and Alice Waters, to Patricia Wells and Jamie Oliver have taken culinary inspiration from homegrown or fresh local produce. Artist Maryjo Koch explores this centuries-old connection in a new cookbook inspired by her studio garden. The garden not only provides the artistic subjects she and her many students paint, but it also serves as the culinary toolbox for the delectable and visual feasts she prepares for her family, guests, and painting classes throughout the year.
(from the Publisher)

...Taking cues from modern art’s most revered artists, these twenty-seven showstopping desserts exhibit the charm and sophistication of works by Andy Warhol, Cindy Sherman, Henri Matisse, Jeff Koons, Roy Lichtenstein, Richard Avedon, Wayne  Thiebaud, and more. Featuring an image of the original artwork alongside a museum curator’s perspective on the original piece and detailed, easy-to-follow directions (with step-by-step assembly guides adapted for home bakers), Modern Art Desserts will inspire a kitchen gallery of stunning treats.  (from the Publisher)

Are you thinking about having a Art and Artist themed party now?

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Ideas on How to Make Beautiful Easter Eggs


Feeling creative this Easter ?

We have some great inspiration and ideas on our EGG ART board on Pinterest.

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Designed Easter eggs
Designed Easter eggs

Stylish black and white patterns. from Make Room for Design


Some Bunny Loves You

Easter bunnies
Easter bunnies

Ideas on How to Make Beautiful Easter Eggs PROMO IMAGE
Ideas on How to Make Beautiful Easter Eggs PROMO IMAGE
Easter Eggs Naturally Colored
Easter Eggs Naturally Colored

Beautiful colors with natural dyes from Just Short of Crazy


Hungry for more about Easter eggs?

Egg Dyeing 101 from Epicurious

Want even more Spring and Easter inspiration?

Check out our 'SOME BUNNY LOVES YOU' board for Bunny and rabbit references and inspiration.

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Love and Creativity - Valentines for Artists

In the arts, as in life, everything is possible provided it is based on love. (Marc Chagall)

The things we do in life purely for personal gain or fame often end up not being fulfilling. Being an artist is a job that requires patience, bravery, and openness. When making art comes from a place of love, joy and flows with passion it is possible go anywhere.

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Love art, love yourself, do what you have to do and what only you can do. utter honesty is the only path to originality.(Roberta Smith)

Doing creative artwork only to impress others or be ‘liked’ will not make you truly stand out.

We can tell the truth with the art we make if we open our hearts fully and don’t hold back ourselves from fear of criticism.

One of the biggest challenge for artists and creative people is to simply get out of the way of the artwork happening.

Love always creates, it never destroys. In this lies man's only promise.
 (Leo Buscaglia)

Using your artistic skills to tell the truth can transform the world in profound ways. When you choose to be a shining example of honest that inspires others to do the same. As we choose to a portray message of love joy and kindness in our artwork we will uplift ourselves and others around us.

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Image by Johannes Madsen

Image by Johannes Madsen

Happy Valentines Day

From Artopia Magazine


10 Ideas for Artist Halloween Costumes


Looking for a cool Artist or Art themed Halloween costume?

Here are 10 ideas with tips and supplies to inspire you to create something amazing this year.

1. Famous Paintings Costume


From Sparksummit

Famously frame yourself as fine art, become The Girl With The Pearl Earring or The Mona Lisa. Artistic fabric draping and lightweight frames is all it takes to recreate these well-loved portraits.

So which one of these famous muses is more ‘you’?

TIP: Take photos of your costume as you work on it to help you to be objective.

2. Picasso Couples Costume


From Be Lured

A unique two person costume of Picasso’s Head Of A Woman.

The dark and mysterious eyes of Jacqueline Roque, Picasso’s muse for nearly 20 years, makes for an outrageously creative costume.

Simple materials and some painting skills is all you need

TIP: use an art projector to help transfer lines for painting on faces and ‘canvas’.

3. Frida Kahlo Costume


From Oh Happy Day

Beautiful mini Frida Kahlo is ready for her next colorful self-portrait. Beautiful folkloric patterns express a vibrant spirit. Mix contrasting colors like lime green, pink and orange.

“I don't paint dreams or nightmares, I paint my own reality.” ― Frida Kahlo

TIP: Layer the skirts for festive fullness

4. Living Art Gallery Costume


From Evil Mad Scientist

Why just be the art when you can be your own exhibition with this group idea! You and your friends are a living gallery. Use your own paintings or recreate famous works of art.

This idea would be great for art educators and special events.

TIP: This idea is a great attention getter to use for promoting special events.

5. Andy Warhol Costume


From Oh Happy Day

Little Andy Warhol’s cool costume could be made in 15 minutes. Cans of Campbell's tomato soup is the only accessory you need. This easy to make costume works for every age group and gender.

TIP: Style the wig with several coats of super-hold hairspray

6. The Scream Halloween Costume


From Kids Out and About

Make them all scream for Halloween with a costume of Edvard Munch’s The Scream. A fun idea for you and a friend. Since this painting has been a target of many art thieves, maybe a third friend can dress as an international art thief. Scary!

TIP: Use lightweight foam-core board to mount poster of The Scream

7. Cubist Halloween Costume



Picasso yourself! Release your inner Cubist with this great last-minute costume idea. Be the art! A great low cost / high impact group costume idea. Don't forget an extra bag for all that candy.

TIP: Mark the eye, ear and mouth holes before painting[/note]

8. Leonardo Da Vinci and Mona Lisa Costumes


From Coolest Homemade Costumes

Leo and Mona make a cute couple in this artist and muse costume concept. Gold spray paint on cardboard for the frame and a palette cut out of cardboard and you're ready to draw a Halloween crowd.

TIP: recycle graduation gowns to make flowing smocks.

9. Living Masterpiece Costume


From SFMOMA on the go

Become a masterpiece ! If this 7th Grader can make this clever costume, so can you. Frame your face with Picasso's Girl Before A Mirror. Carefully cut out the opening to make it comfortable for your face

TIP: Recycle an old frame from a second-hand store[/note]

10. Baby Artist Costume


From Crazy Costumes

What’s as cute as puppies and kittens? Cute Baby Artists of course!

Make your tiny artist irresistible with an artistic mustache pacifier.

Create a french style striped artist shirt by drawing on white baby shirt with black fabric marker. Draw a red neck scarf with a red fabric marker.

TIP: Paint cute exaggerated paint splashes with acrylics or fabric paints on stained baby clothes for costume

Being brave enough to be Authentic


by Johannes Madsen


We would all like to be true to ourselves but somehow it can be very challenging It is easy to hide behind conventional ways of doing things and stick to old patterns because they are comforting. Trying to play it safe can limit your expression of who you truly are. It's like when you are a teenager and you feel that others look at you in a judgmental way. In your mind you repeat that people are focusing and it might make you uncomfortable. As an artist it is a brave thing to put your artwork out there and it's only fair that makes you feel outside your comfort zone. What matters is that you don't let your discomfort hold you back.

We need to grow past it and be comfortable with who we truly are.

You might feel pressured to live up to others expectations or that it is a shame to be noticed or recognised for your work. We encourage you to be yourself as you are!


The artistic establishment might bring you to play it safe and follow along. Don't let any criticism lead you to hide who you are. Your art has a purpose even if you can't express it with words. You are supposed to express it through your art. You are meant to show others what they can't see. Your perspective is totally unique and you should honor yourself for who you are.

Good artists aren't just technically good, they bring something of themselves to the artwork. They reveal part of who they are through their work.


Being authentic brings a unique narrative to your work. Tell the stories you are meant to tell the world. It's natural to seek acceptance and recognition from your peers but don't let how others see you stop you doing what you are driven to do. In a culture where hiding ourselves to fit in is the norm being authentic is truly brave and honourable.

Keep shining with who you are.