Caran D'Ache Neocolor II

My latest toys supplies arrived - and I'm so excited!
I absolutely love As the name suggests, they are the premiere online place to purchase art supplies. Located in Chicago, IL, they are a brick-and-mortar store, and accept phone orders as well. I have been a huge fan of for awhile now - and for some very specific reasons:

  • They are the one company I have referred friends and other artists to, over and over. They've never let me down - and I know they will take good care of anyone I send their way.
  • Fast shipping.
  • Free shipping on loads of products. Orders not shipping free do not have over-inflated shipping fees. Finally - someone gets it!
  • Amazing prices. Almost everything I've bought from them has saved me money. For example, I recently purchased a silk screening kit at for around $35. After hours of searching, their cheapest competitor wanted $47 - and that was a sale price! I'm terrible at math, but isn't that around a 26% savings?
  • Fantastic communication.
  • Great selection. If you want something and they don't have it, they'll go to the ends of the earth to get it. That's just how their customer service is.
  • About their customer is phenomenal. Phe. Nom. En. AL. You will not hear me say this often, but I have never had less than a 5-star interaction with anyone representing that company. Five-stars doesn't begin to adequately describe their awesomeness.

I have been exceptionally blessed to be associated with such incredible people and such a fine organization. It is rare for me to have such loyalty to a company - but that's just how good is. I personally guarantee you simply will not find a better art supply store, nicer people, or better prices...anywhere. That's a pretty huge guarantee - but I say it knowing it's true.
Which brings me back to my recent order. I got the Caran D'Ache Neocolor IIs - and I am so excited to play with them! There was an article by Susie Monday in the Dec '09/Jan '10 issue of Quilting Arts. She is quickly becoming one of my favorite artists - her blog is full of great information and inspiration. The article in QA, Rainbow Printing with Water-soluble Pigments, was just like her work and her blog - informative, inspirational, interesting. About halfway through the article I knew I had to order some Golden's Silkscreen Medium and Neocolor IIs. I haven't had a chance to play with them yet, but stay tuned. I'll post my results when I've got something to show.
I just love getting new's like being a little kid again!


6 Royal Responses:

Pixie said...

I have those crayons and love them. So versatile! PS, your seeds are on order and I will get them to you ASAP!

Ann said...

That's quite the glowing review. I think I'll just head on over there and check things out. Have fun with the new toys, can't wait to see what you do with them

Anonymous said...

hey id like to know why everyone likes caran d'ache products? what does it represent?

Caran d'Ache said...

@Anonymous: quality! I feld in love with Caran d'Ache products in the late 90ies (birthday present) ... and now I'm selling them. Try them out! ;o)

One Creative Queen said...

I have to agree - there aren't many things that can even remotely compare to Caran d'Ache - the consistency and feel just rock! xx

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