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For all the travelers who have a free spirit comes Traveler’s Notebooks from @travelers_company ! Rough cut leather from Thailand and super smooth fountain pen friendly paper from Japan, these notebooks are the perfect size and shape to take with you whether you are traveling abroad, or just on your daily commute. Easily refillable and totally customizable, these notebooks are a dream! Use them for drawing, poetry, important ideas, grocery lists, bullet journaling, schedules; the list goes on. There are as many options as there are bus routes!  Come check these beautiful books and all their accessories at both our FLAX locations!
#travelersnotebook #notebook #flaxart #wherecreativepeopleshop #sanfrancisco #oakland #fortmason #notebooktherapy #bulletjournal
For all the travelers who have a free spirit comes Traveler’s Notebooks from @travelers_company ! Rough cut leather from Thailand and super smooth fountain pen friendly paper from Japan, these notebooks are the perfect size and shape to take with you whether you are traveling abroad, or just on your daily commute. Easily refillable and totally customizable, these notebooks are a dream! Use them for drawing, poetry, important ideas, grocery lists, bullet journaling, schedules; the list goes on. There are as many options as there are bus routes! Come check these beautiful books and all their accessories at both our FLAX locations! #travelersnotebook  #notebook  #flaxart  #wherecreativepeopleshop  #sanfrancisco  #oakland  #fortmason  #notebooktherapy  #bulletjournal 
Your weekend DIY project! 🎨
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Personalize your art apron, denim jacket, or book bag with stencils and @montana_colors waterbased spray paint. (A kid-friendly spray paint you can use indoors!)
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Scroll through for step-by-step photos and visit our blog for insider tips! *Link in profile*
Your weekend DIY project! 🎨 . Personalize your art apron, denim jacket, or book bag with stencils and @montana_colors waterbased spray paint. (A kid-friendly spray paint you can use indoors!) . Scroll through for step-by-step photos and visit our blog for insider tips! *Link in profile*
Will you collect them or use the unique papers for your art?? Our vintage paper sample books are available at our #Oakland store now. .
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#vintage #paper #marbledpaper #handmade #imported #unique #lace #samples #printedpaper #thirdgeneration #bayarea #familybusiness #flaxart #wherecreativepeopleshop
Just unboxed these beauties dropped off by @doodlesink_designs yesterday. This notecard line featuring Bay Area, California landmarks, florals and botanicals will be available at both our #sanfrancisco and #Oakland stores!
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#supportlocal #shoplocal #flaxart #thirdgeneration #familybusiness #wherecreativepeopleshop #oakland #sanfrancisco #fortmason #bayarea #landmark #botanical #californialife #unboxed
All Books are 20% Off List Price for our Back to School Sale! 
We Shine so Brightly, 2015 © #DavidLaChapelle Studio. Just in:  the photographer’s two-volume set, LOST + FOUND and GOOD NEWS!
All Books are 20% Off List Price for our Back to School Sale! We Shine so Brightly, 2015 © #DavidLaChapelle  Studio. Just in: the photographer’s two-volume set, LOST + FOUND and GOOD NEWS!
New Chiyogami!
Do you use Chiyogami in your work? We'd love to see what you do. Tag us so we can share the joy of beautiful Japanese paper.
New Chiyogami! Do you use Chiyogami in your work? We'd love to see what you do. Tag us so we can share the joy of beautiful Japanese paper.
"Are You Talking To Me?" @startupartfair artists are speaking up about what's working in today's art market THIS Saturday, January 13th from 2-5pm at our FLAX Oakland store. .
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stARTup is teaming up with us for an informal panel discussion with artists Kathy Aoki @kathy_aoki_art , Rodney Ewing @ledette , Beth Waldman @waldmanarts , and stARTup LA 2018 artist Mikey Kelly @mikeykellystudio They'll be sharing their successes and setbacks in their careers and how they've adjusted professionally or creatively to move forward. Join us! #startupartfair #startupartfairsf #flaxart #oakland #wherecreativepeopleshop #sf#emergingartist #independentartist#contemporaryartist
"Are You Talking To Me?" @startupartfair artists are speaking up about what's working in today's art market THIS Saturday, January 13th from 2-5pm at our FLAX Oakland store. . . stARTup is teaming up with us for an informal panel discussion with artists Kathy Aoki @kathy_aoki_art , Rodney Ewing @ledette , Beth Waldman @waldmanarts , and stARTup LA 2018 artist Mikey Kelly @mikeykellystudio They'll be sharing their successes and setbacks in their careers and how they've adjusted professionally or creatively to move forward. Join us! #startupartfair  #startupartfairsf  #flaxart  #oakland  #wherecreativepeopleshop  #sf #emergingartist  #independentartist #contemporaryartist 
Get your hands on our juicy new monograph of #Gorillaz genius, #JamieHewlett. 
The Young Fool and the Sea, 2010, Album artwork for Gorillaz’ Plastic Beach. © Jamie Hewlett

All Books are 20% Off List Price for our Back to School Sale!
Get your hands on our juicy new monograph of #Gorillaz  genius, #JamieHewlett . The Young Fool and the Sea, 2010, Album artwork for Gorillaz’ Plastic Beach. © Jamie Hewlett All Books are 20% Off List Price for our Back to School Sale!
Rain or shine, @bicyclecoffee delivers fresh roasted coffee by bike so that we can provide all you FLAX fans with FREE hot coffee every day at our Oakland store! Thanks @bicyclecoffee ❤️☕️☔️
#flaxart #wherecreativepeopleshop #oakland #supportlocal
Rain or shine, @bicyclecoffee delivers fresh roasted coffee by bike so that we can provide all you FLAX fans with FREE hot coffee every day at our Oakland store! Thanks @bicyclecoffee ❤️☕️☔️ #flaxart  #wherecreativepeopleshop  #oakland  #supportlocal 
Our new book: Good News, Part II follows David LaChapelle's creative renaissance as he surrenders to contemplations of mortality, moving beyond the material world in a quest for paradise. 
All Books are 20% Off List Price for our Back to School Sale! 
Good News features:
Pamela Anderson, Lana Del Rey, Sharon Gault, Janet Jackson, Michael Jackson, Paris Jackson, David LaChapelle, Amanda Lepore, Miriam Makeba, Sergei Polunin, Tupac Shakur, Elizabeth Taylor, and many more...
Our new book: Good News, Part II follows David LaChapelle's creative renaissance as he surrenders to contemplations of mortality, moving beyond the material world in a quest for paradise. All Books are 20% Off List Price for our Back to School Sale! Good News features: Pamela Anderson, Lana Del Rey, Sharon Gault, Janet Jackson, Michael Jackson, Paris Jackson, David LaChapelle, Amanda Lepore, Miriam Makeba, Sergei Polunin, Tupac Shakur, Elizabeth Taylor, and many more...
YOU are one-of-a-kind and so are these TOTES! Made in California from repurposed vinyl billboards and sold @flaxart in our San Francisco and Oakland stores. .
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#totebag #tote #bag #carryall #bright #color #colorful #vinly #oneofakind #design #contemporary #contemporarydesign #repurposed #recycle #rareform #art #oakland #sanfrancisco #localbusiness #familybusiness #thirdgeneration #flaxart #wherecreativepeopleshop
Our Back to School Super Sale is happening now! Shop this Sale to find great deals on all your favorite paints, markers, canvases, gifts and more.
Our Back to School Super Sale is happening now! Shop this Sale to find great deals on all your favorite paints, markers, canvases, gifts and more.
Always Family owned and operated and now we are in our 80th year!! The third generation of Flax’s are at the helm, bringing art supplies, gifts, beautiful papers, crafts, kids supplies along with inspiration to our customers. Thank you for eight decades of support. .

#flaxart #flaxsartistmaterials #flaxartanddesign #80years #thirdgeneration  #celebrating #familybiz #vintagelogo #wherecreativepeopleshop .
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#artsupplies #art #artist #artisrsofig #create #creative #paint #painter #sketch #draw #kids #kidscrafts 
#bayarea #sanfrancisco #oakland
Always Family owned and operated and now we are in our 80th year!! The third generation of Flax’s are at the helm, bringing art supplies, gifts, beautiful papers, crafts, kids supplies along with inspiration to our customers. Thank you for eight decades of support. . #flaxart  #flaxsartistmaterials  #flaxartanddesign  #80years  #thirdgeneration  #celebrating  #familybiz  #vintagelogo  #wherecreativepeopleshop  . . #artsupplies  #art  #artist  #artisrsofig  #create  #creative  #paint  #painter  #sketch  #draw  #kids  #kidscrafts  #bayarea  #sanfrancisco  #oakland 
Get inspired by this stack of art greats at our neighbor @readersbookstores at @fortmasoncenter. Cross the parking lot to Building D and we will get you set up to paint like the greats! .
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#inspire #inspiration #art #artsupplies #stacks #paint #draw #sketch #oilpainting #acrylicpainting #canvas #flaxart #sanfrancisco #wherecreativepeopleshop
Atlanta Vibes from local artist @votetrent ❤️💛💙
Atlanta Vibes from local artist @votetrent ❤️💛💙
As our 79th year comes to a close and our 80th soon begins, we would like to thank all of our customers, followers, and friends for an amazing 2017! It's all of you that make our independent, Bay Area, family run business what we are! Thank you and Have a happy New Year! See you in 2018!
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#2017bestnine #thankyou #flaxart #flaxoakland #flaxfortmason #bayarea #sanfrancisco #oakland #flaxartanddesign #newyear #2017 #2018 #localbusiness #wherecreativepeopleshop
Sun setting on a beautiful day in Oakland and the Dinosaur Mural along our back wall painted by @nychos. .
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#oakland #nychos #mural #muralartist #urbanart #muralsoninstagram #spraypaint #montanapaints #sunset #winter #flaxart #wherecreativepeopleshop
Brand new kits for kids at the Oakland store! We are open until 5pm. Happy Holidays! .
#kidscrafts #sewing #lego #sculpey #lettering @klutzcertified #klutz #brandnew #justin #xmasshopping #stockingstuffers #flaxart #flaxartgiftguide #wherecreativepeopleshop
Do you find tinsel distracting? Well then Happy Festivus! Celebrate by picking up a pair of Seinfeld Stance socks at both FLAX locations! 
#festivus #flaxart #stance #theuncommonthread #seinfeld #holidays #flaxoakland #flaxfortmason #wherecreativepeopleshop
Filling the stockings with merriment 🎨. Our twig pencils, acorn eraser and hemp pencil bag are unique and creative {just like you!}. FLAX in San Francisco and downtown Oakland are open today {10am-6:30pm} and Christmas Eve {10am-5pm}. Our experienced staff will be your elf helping you the perfect gifts and wrapping supplies for everyone on your nice {and naughty} list!. Happy Holidays!
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#uniquegifts #artsupplies #musthave #holiday #holidayshopping #twig #pencils #pencildrawing #pencilbag #acorn #wrappingpaper #stockingstuffers #kidsgifts #hohoho #happyholidays #SanFrancisco #oakland #flaxart #wherecreativepeopleshop
Filling the stockings with merriment 🎨. Our twig pencils, acorn eraser and hemp pencil bag are unique and creative {just like you!}. FLAX in San Francisco and downtown Oakland are open today {10am-6:30pm} and Christmas Eve {10am-5pm}. Our experienced staff will be your elf helping you the perfect gifts and wrapping supplies for everyone on your nice {and naughty} list!. Happy Holidays! 🎄 🎁 ⛄️ #uniquegifts  #artsupplies  #musthave  #holiday  #holidayshopping  #twig  #pencils  #pencildrawing  #pencilbag  #acorn  #wrappingpaper  #stockingstuffers  #kidsgifts  #hohoho  #happyholidays  #SanFrancisco  #oakland  #flaxart  #wherecreativepeopleshop 
It’s time for stocking stuffers! Our twirling wand captures the magic for young and young at heart. Hand model, artist and jeweler @highwaygold #tistheseason #stockingstuffer #gifts #flaxgiftguide #holiday #magic #twirl #artsupplies #uniquegifts #musthave #flaxart #wherecreativepeopleshop
This dancing monkey was done by Bay Area artist @harumosato on paper from our FLAX Paper Packs. We sell them by the pound or half pound, and love seeing all the creative ways it can be used! Thanks @harumosato for sharing your work with us!
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Monkey dance 🐒 #repost -
#flaxpaper #flaxart #oakland #sanfrancisco #wherecreativepeopleshop #monkey #doodle #drawing #sumi #illustration #localartist
They won’t  fit in a stocking, but easels are a popular choice for Christmas 🎁 gifts! Surprise your artist, we will help you choose the perfect style and now is the time to buy as many are on a #holiday #sale!

#mabef #artalternatives
#easels #art #artist #artisttools #ShopSmall #ShopLocal #Oakland #sanfrancisco #flaxart #threegenerations #wherecreativepeopleshop
Here's some rustic gift wrap inspiration to start your week! With some simple kraft paper, colorful hemp twine and beautiful hand-crafted rubber stamps from Jackson Leavenworth, it's easy to make unique, personalized wrapping paper. 
#giftwrappingideas #diy #maker #flaxart #wherecreativepeopleshop #sanfrancisco #oakland #rubberstamp #rustic #hemp #hemptique #brownpapergiftwrap #kraftpaper #flaxgiftguide
The Holidays are in full swing here at FLAX! Manny is all dressed up and feeling festive! We have all kinds of gifts for everyone on your list! #flaxart #gifts #holiday #mannythemannequin #wherecreativepeopleshop
Our first batch of freshly ground @bicyclecoffee just arrived! ☕️ The timing couldn't be more perfect. Enjoy a complimentary cup of joe as you get all your holiday shopping done. From stocking stuffers to creative gift wrap solutions to a gift for someone special and now #freecoffeeeveryday FLAX has you covered for the holidays!
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Thanks @bicyclecoffee for keeping us caffeinated through the season of giving!
#bicyclecoffee #localroaster #oakland #coffee #flaxart #wherecreativepeopleshop
Our first batch of freshly ground @bicyclecoffee just arrived! ☕️ The timing couldn't be more perfect. Enjoy a complimentary cup of joe as you get all your holiday shopping done. From stocking stuffers to creative gift wrap solutions to a gift for someone special and now #freecoffeeeveryday  FLAX has you covered for the holidays! . Thanks @bicyclecoffee for keeping us caffeinated through the season of giving! #bicyclecoffee  #localroaster  #oakland  #coffee  #flaxart  #wherecreativepeopleshop 
“There is nothing wrong with having a tree as a friend.” Classic Bob Ross as a bobblehead ( with sound) and mini easel book, Bob’s famous hairstyle as a chia pet and other creative stocking stuffers at our #SanFrancisco and #Oakland stores are certain to delight all your art enthusiast friends! 
#bobross #bobblehead #chiapet #chachachia #stockingstuffers #holiday #12daysofchristmas #chanukah #creativegifts #giftsforher #giftsforhim #artists #gifts #flaxart #thirdgeneration #wherecreativepeopleshop
“There is nothing wrong with having a tree as a friend.” Classic Bob Ross as a bobblehead ( with sound) and mini easel book, Bob’s famous hairstyle as a chia pet and other creative stocking stuffers at our #SanFrancisco  and #Oakland  stores are certain to delight all your art enthusiast friends! #bobross  #bobblehead  #chiapet  #chachachia  #stockingstuffers  #holiday  #12daysofchristmas  #chanukah  #creativegifts  #giftsforher  #giftsforhim  #artists  #gifts  #flaxart  #thirdgeneration  #wherecreativepeopleshop 
Did you know we are a 3rd generation business? Help us get to the 4th and shop locally! Keep your community vibrant and strong. Support your neighbors and SHOP LOCAL!!! Plenty of parking at both our @flaxart locations, as well as unique gifts that will delight your friends and family. #shoplocal #thinklocal #buylocal #buylocally #shopsmall #shoplocally #shopmomandpop #shopindependent #familyownedandoperated #legacybusiness #flaxart #wherecreativepeopleshop  #fortmasoncenterforartsandculture #downtownoakland #oaklandloveit
Did you know we are a 3rd generation business? Help us get to the 4th and shop locally! Keep your community vibrant and strong. Support your neighbors and SHOP LOCAL!!! Plenty of parking at both our @flaxart locations, as well as unique gifts that will delight your friends and family. #shoplocal  #thinklocal  #buylocal  #buylocally  #shopsmall  #shoplocally  #shopmomandpop  #shopindependent  #familyownedandoperated  #legacybusiness  #flaxart  #wherecreativepeopleshop  #fortmasoncenterforartsandculture  #downtownoakland  #oaklandloveit 
🎨ART SUPPLY GIVEAWAY!!🎨 ❄️ Share with us how you're making your holiday cards this year for a chance to win a FLAX Tote Bag chock-full of goodies! ❄️
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1) Follow @flaxart on Instagram
2) Post a photo of your holiday cards and tell us how you made them.
3) Use #flaxholidaygiveaway in your post
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Contest ends Dec 31st.
🎨ART SUPPLY GIVEAWAY!!🎨 ❄️ Share with us how you're making your holiday cards this year for a chance to win a FLAX Tote Bag chock-full of goodies! ❄️ . TO PARTICIPATE . 1) Follow @flaxart on Instagram 2) Post a photo of your holiday cards and tell us how you made them. 3) Use #flaxholidaygiveaway  in your post . Contest ends Dec 31st.
Hand crafted by talented artisans. These pocket sized leather notebook jackets have a luxurious feel and look and made locally by @gobydesign in Berkeley. Pair these little wonders with an elegantly functional wood and metal  e+m Clutch Lead Holder and just like that, you have the perfect gift for anyone who lives by their notebook. 
#genuineleather #leather #notebook #berkeley #pencil #emholzprodukte #emgermany #pencilholder #leadholder #giftideas #giftguide #flaxart #sanfrancisco #oakland #localmade #handcrafted #wherecreativepeopleshop #flaxgiftguide #wood #metal #graphite
Hand crafted by talented artisans. These pocket sized leather notebook jackets have a luxurious feel and look and made locally by @gobydesign in Berkeley. Pair these little wonders with an elegantly functional wood and metal e+m Clutch Lead Holder and just like that, you have the perfect gift for anyone who lives by their notebook. #genuineleather  #leather  #notebook  #berkeley  #pencil  #emholzprodukte  #emgermany  #pencilholder  #leadholder  #giftideas  #giftguide  #flaxart  #sanfrancisco  #oakland  #localmade  #handcrafted  #wherecreativepeopleshop  #flaxgiftguide  #wood  #metal  #graphite 
The happiness level at FLAX has increased by 1000% since  @jellycat_official huggable toys arrived! Irresistible personalities and incredibly soft, it’s no wonder these cute and zany animals are in high demand and selling fast! Pick out your favorites at both our San Francisco and Oakland stores, Jellycats are guaranteed to bring out the kid in everyone this holiday. .
#jellycat #stuffedanimals #toy #owl #bird #octopus #bunny #monkey #lion #unicorn #cat #frog #sloth #elephant #giraffe #zany #fun #cute #cats_of_instagram #animalsofinstagram #holidaygiftguide #flaxgiftguide #flaxart #wherecreativepeopleshop
The happiness level at FLAX has increased by 1000% since @jellycat_official huggable toys arrived! Irresistible personalities and incredibly soft, it’s no wonder these cute and zany animals are in high demand and selling fast! Pick out your favorites at both our San Francisco and Oakland stores, Jellycats are guaranteed to bring out the kid in everyone this holiday. . #jellycat  #stuffedanimals  #toy  #owl  #bird  #octopus  #bunny  #monkey  #lion  #unicorn  #cat  #frog  #sloth  #elephant  #giraffe  #zany  #fun  #cute  #cats_of_instagram  #animalsofinstagram  #holidaygiftguide  #flaxgiftguide  #flaxart  #wherecreativepeopleshop 
Stuffing stockings with pocket sized art supplies for art on the go! Some of our favorites are @sennelier1887 Watercolor 12 color pocket set, @raphael_brushes roll up brush set is well edited with a variety of sizes and @hahnemuehle_global painter postcards to capture your moments and mail off to family and friends or collect in the metal box. These hot gift items and hundreds more are available both in our Oakland and San Francisco stores as well as online {link in profile}. .
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#holidayseason #flaxgiftguide #watercolor #watercolorpainting #brushes #creative #instaart #watercolorpaper #travel #artonthego #flaxart #wherecreativepeopleshop
Stuffing stockings with pocket sized art supplies for art on the go! Some of our favorites are @sennelier1887 Watercolor 12 color pocket set, @raphael_brushes roll up brush set is well edited with a variety of sizes and @hahnemuehle_global painter postcards to capture your moments and mail off to family and friends or collect in the metal box. These hot gift items and hundreds more are available both in our Oakland and San Francisco stores as well as online {link in profile}. . . . #holidayseason  #flaxgiftguide  #watercolor  #watercolorpainting  #brushes  #creative  #instaart  #watercolorpaper  #travel  #artonthego  #flaxart  #wherecreativepeopleshop 
Feast for the senses at ICB Open Studios this weekend with 100+ artists all under one curved roof, especially the 1:1 conversations and introducing myself as a local source where they can seek inspiration and shop. It truly makes a difference when we meet, we are supplying a service and the best materials for their work and they are supporting a third generation family business.  Every customer is an important part of our story! 
#icbartists #sausalito #openstudios #localartist #painter #sculpture #weaver #photographer #localbusiness #familybusiness #bayarea #sanfrancisco #oakland #flaxart #wherecreativepeopleshop
Feast for the senses at ICB Open Studios this weekend with 100+ artists all under one curved roof, especially the 1:1 conversations and introducing myself as a local source where they can seek inspiration and shop. It truly makes a difference when we meet, we are supplying a service and the best materials for their work and they are supporting a third generation family business. Every customer is an important part of our story! #icbartists  #sausalito  #openstudios  #localartist  #painter  #sculpture  #weaver  #photographer  #localbusiness  #familybusiness  #bayarea  #sanfrancisco  #oakland  #flaxart  #wherecreativepeopleshop 
Come make a beer cozie with our friends from @museumofcraftanddesign, tonight at #winterwalksf in Union Square. Craft Beer and Crafting (supplies provided by yours truly), every Wednesday in December from 6-8pm. Free! Different craft theme each night. Hosted by @offthegridsf. #diy #holidaycrafting #happyholidays #downtownsanfrancisco #unionsquare #flaxart #wherecreativepeopleshop #shoplocal
We have always been known for our unique boxed holiday cards and this year is no different. For local artist made, letterpress, creative cards you won't find anywhere else, FLAX is your store!
#holidaycards #boxedset #letterpress #uniquegift #giftidea #grettingcards #shopsmall #shoplocal #flaxart #wherecreativepeopleshop
Sharing @seescandies with our team for 50+ years during the holidays. Yum indeed! But it also makes me a certified 2 pound box know it all. I know everyone’s favorites!! Thanks for the illustration @sundewhiteindustries ・・・
To celebrate the holidays I will be doing an in depth illustrated analysis of See’s Candy. I just posted part one on my blog, visit my website in my bio to read and review the very important diagram!
#holidayspirit #chocolate #seescandies #seescandy #see’scandy #sees #holidayseason #holidaycandy #boxofchocolates #illustration #illustrator #illustratedstory #writer #holidays2017 #blogpost #blogger #sundewhiteindustries #candy #christmastime
Sharing @seescandies with our team for 50+ years during the holidays. Yum indeed! But it also makes me a certified 2 pound box know it all. I know everyone’s favorites!! Thanks for the illustration @sundewhiteindustries ・・・ To celebrate the holidays I will be doing an in depth illustrated analysis of See’s Candy. I just posted part one on my blog, visit my website in my bio to read and review the very important diagram! #holidayspirit  #chocolate  #seescandies  #seescandy  #see ’scandy #sees  #holidayseason  #holidaycandy  #boxofchocolates  #illustration  #illustrator  #illustratedstory  #writer  #holidays2017  #blogpost  #blogger  #sundewhiteindustries  #candy  #christmastime 
Local, independent and family run art store. We get to know our customers and truly appreciate a shout out like this! .
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#thankyou #grateful  @jamieroseart  #artsupply @goldenpaints #localbusiness #shopsmall #acrylicpaint #oursustomersarethebest #flaxart #fortmason #wherecreativepeopleshop
Think BIG, Shop SMALL ❤️. Supporting independent businesses makes a huge impact on your community. Our stores in SF @fortmasoncenter  and #downtown Oakland are open today until 6:30 pm. We look forward to seeing you! .
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#localbusiness #shopsmall #smallbusinesssaturday #amex #americanexpress #familybusiness #shoplocal #seeyouthere #flaxart #wherecreativepeopleshop
Just in time for the holidays the  newest Tornado Popper, Winter Wonderland is now available at Sam Flax. Only 934 rollerballs have been made. Each barrel is coated in a glittery white lacquer and then printed with a bustling snow village. Get yours today!
Just in time for the holidays the newest Tornado Popper, Winter Wonderland is now available at Sam Flax. Only 934 rollerballs have been made. Each barrel is coated in a glittery white lacquer and then printed with a bustling snow village. Get yours today!
Skincare meets art! @shopicebody is at the FLAX Oakland store today. Their natural and organic bath care products make the perfect gift and we have all the gift wrap, cards and more to complete your holiday shopping. Visit us all weekend long for coffee all day, cider, and pop-ups!
#flaxart #oakland #shopsmall #shoplocal #popupshop #plaidweekend #oaklandplaidfriday #wherecreativepeopleshop
It’s the holidays, may your pens and notebooks be merry and bright! Support and Shop local this weekend during #PlaidFriday! .
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@lamy_official AL-star Special Edition Fountain Pen
$47.00 @leuchtturm1917 Notebooks starting at $13.95 #.
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#notebook #fountainpen #gifts #rainbow #bemerry #holidayseason #oakland #sanfrancisco #bayarea #flaxart #shoplocal #wherecreativepeopleshop
Orlando likes to roost in unlikely places. NEW for the holidays, we have the cutest collection of Jellycat characters. Find them at both our San Francisco and Oakland stores. #shopsmall #shoplocal #flaxart #wherecreativepeopleshop #gifts #kids #stuffedtoy #owl #goldenpaints #acrylicpaint @jellycatplush _official @goldenpaints
Practice makes perfect when it comes to watercolor lettering 👩‍🎨 Happy #watercolorwednesday 😌📷: @pinkbowstwinkletoes
Practice makes perfect when it comes to watercolor lettering 👩‍🎨 Happy #watercolorwednesday  😌📷: @pinkbowstwinkletoes
We have gift making and gift giving down to an art. Shop local this holiday season. 
Sip on apple cider and coffee at our Oakland store this weekend while also supporting @shopicebody and #uhurupies  pop-ups.
We have gift making and gift giving down to an art. Shop local this holiday season. Sip on apple cider and coffee at our Oakland store this weekend while also supporting @shopicebody and #uhurupies  pop-ups.
Try #GellyRollWhite over darker brush lettering. Wait for it to completely dry, then add details to create your own galaxy- delicate stars here by @ep_lettering
Try #GellyRollWhite  over darker brush lettering. Wait for it to completely dry, then add details to create your own galaxy- delicate stars here by @ep_lettering
One of the most favorite days of the year! Pen Faire and Sale with special guest, our long time Pen Goddess, Stephanie is behind the counter. Come say hello, shop, listen to some live classical music, sip on champagne. 
#penfaire #oakland #oaklandpenfaire #gifts #penlovers #pengoddess #ink #sale #fountainpen #travelersnotebook #notebooks  #flaxart #wherecreativepeopleshop
#tbt to our #PenFaire when our customers  were treated to a #vip shopping event including champagne and live classical guitar music played by Carrie! 
#joinus this Saturday 11/18 12pm -3pm for a repeat performance at our Pen Faire and Sale! 
#livemusic #flaxpenfaire #finepens #classicalmuslc #champagnereception #holidays #gifts #sale #flaxart #eastbay #Oakland #wherecreativepeopleshop
A sketch from yesterday's awesome Sketch & Go workshop with @donald.colley54 at the FLAX Oakland store. This may be Manny's first portrait at our new location! #draw #draweveryday #oakland #flaxart #wherecreativepeopleshop #pittartistpen #inkdrawing
Congratulations @larinavalarin for winning our #penfaire giveaway and a FLAX gift card for you and two friends! We hope to see everyone at the Oakland Pen Faire & Sale this Saturday Nov. 18th, from 12-3pm for a VIP pen lovers shopping experience like no other! See link in profile for more info.
#flaxart #flaxpenfaire #wherecreativepeopleshop #fountainpen #penlovers #gifts🎁 #oakland
The Oakland Pen Faire & Sale is this weekend! Sat, Nov, 18th from 12-3pm at the FLAX Oakland store.
20% off ALL Fine Pens!
Sip champagne and enjoy live classical guitar while you shop!
Choose from hundreds of pens. 
New special guest vendors.
Don't miss this #VIP shopping experience!
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#penfaire #oaklandpenfaire #flaxpenfaire #flaxart #pilotparallelpen #leuchtturm1917 #visconti #waterford #aurora #montegrappa #fisherpens #regal #lamy #pilotpen #sailorpen #taccia #fabercastell #metropolitainmuseumofart #tombow #yasutomo #carandache #vuarnet #e+m #pelikan #travelersnotebook #holiday #gifts #wherecreativepeopleshop
The Oakland Pen Faire & Sale is this weekend! Sat, Nov, 18th from 12-3pm at the FLAX Oakland store. 20% off ALL Fine Pens! Sip champagne and enjoy live classical guitar while you shop! Choose from hundreds of pens. New special guest vendors. Don't miss this #VIP  shopping experience! . #penfaire  #oaklandpenfaire  #flaxpenfaire  #flaxart  #pilotparallelpen  #leuchtturm1917  #visconti  #waterford  #aurora  #montegrappa  #fisherpens  #regal  #lamy  #pilotpen  #sailorpen  #taccia  #fabercastell  #metropolitainmuseumofart  #tombow  #yasutomo  #carandache  #vuarnet  #e +m #pelikan  #travelersnotebook  #holiday  #gifts  #wherecreativepeopleshop 
We are decking the halls with ornaments and HolidayCards.  Shop our SF and Oakland Stores now for the best selection. •
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#holiday #sanfrancisco #oakland #ornaments #christmasdecor #garlands #christmasdecorations #christmascards #festivities #artsupplies #holidaylights #flaxart #wherecreativepeopleshop
It’s going to be a great day! So says this rainbow cast across the floor of our Oakland store right now, as we open to serve you. #flaxart #wherecreativepeopleshop #shoplocal
Pair one of these @strathmoreart Learning Series instructional pads with a paint or pencil set, and you have the perfect gift for someone starting out in art or exploring a new style.
Stay tuned for many more creative gift ideas from FLAX!
#strathmore #learntodraw #drawing #lettering #giftidea #flaxgiftguide #flaxart #wherecreativepeopleshop
There are still a few spots left in our Batik Silk Painting Workshop for Kids at the FLAX Oakland store this Saturday, Nov. 11, from 11am-1pm. Register to save a spot *Link in profile* See you there!
#repost @colorcruiser #artofjoy #creative #artkid #batik #fabricartist #flaxart #wherecreativepeopleshop
Not your ordinary lead holders. New! e+m Holzprodukte hand-crafted wood and leather pencils. (They feel as lovely to hold as they are to look at!)
#emholzprodukte #emgermany #pencils #clutchpencil #graphite #penfaire #flaxpenfaire #flaxart #wherecreativepeopleshop
Calling all kids ages 7+! We'll be conducting a batik silk painting workshop at @flaxart in Oakland on Saturday, Oct. 11, from 11am-1pm. Register to save a spot. See you there! http://flaxart.com/stores/workshops-events/ ...
#artofjoy #creative #artkid #batik #fabricartist #flaxart #wherecreativepeopleshop @510families @oaklandmama
We serve this up daily! 
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#whatsforlunch #inspiration #materials #artsupplies #enthusiasm #energy #creativity #flaxart #sanfrancisco #oakland #wherecreativepeopleshop
Calling all kids ages 7 and above! Join Ashley and Katelyn, young artists and founders of @colorcruiser at our FLAX Oakland store this Saturday Nov, 11th from 11am-1pm, as they lead our first Batik Silk Painting Workshop just for kids!
Sign up online **link in bio***
#kids #workshops #creative #fabricartist #batik #colorcruiser #artofjoy #flaxart #oakland #wherecreativepeopleshop @510families @oaklandmama
NEW @goldenpaints SETS! 🎨 1. Slow-Drying Acrylics 2. Six Professional Acrylics 3. Gel Mediums & Molding Pastes
#trysomethingnew #flaxart #wherecreativepeopleshop #goldenpaints #paintallday
✍GIVEAWAY TIME✍
For a chance to win a FLAX gift card...
1) Repost Giveaway photo
2) Tag 2 pen addict friends in post

You could win a $50 FLAX gift for yourself and a $15 gift card for each of your two friends!

Winners will be announced November 15th, just in time for this months semi-annual Pen Faire & Sale at our FLAX Oakland store on Nov 18th!
✍GIVEAWAY TIME✍ For a chance to win a FLAX gift card... 1) Repost Giveaway photo 2) Tag 2 pen addict friends in post You could win a $50 FLAX gift for yourself and a $15 gift card for each of your two friends! Winners will be announced November 15th, just in time for this months semi-annual Pen Faire & Sale at our FLAX Oakland store on Nov 18th!
Are you looking for something new to write with? Come to Sam Flax to see all the latest and greatest from the best writing brands.
Are you looking for something new to write with? Come to Sam Flax to see all the latest and greatest from the best writing brands.
Fountain Pen Day presents a perfect excuse to explore a new pen and ink pairing at Sam Flax. A big part of the enjoyment in writing with fountain pens is the variety of nib sizes, pen styles, and ink colors you can explore to put your unique flair on your signature handwriting.
Fountain Pen Day presents a perfect excuse to explore a new pen and ink pairing at Sam Flax. A big part of the enjoyment in writing with fountain pens is the variety of nib sizes, pen styles, and ink colors you can explore to put your unique flair on your signature handwriting.
CONGRATULATIONS to our #flaxartink Inktober Challenge winners. 🏆🎨There were too many great entries that we couldn't choose just one! First place and a FLAX gift card for $50 goes to @elle.miro for her beautiful lunarscapes. Our two second place winners and a FLAX gift card of $15 each goes to @jolleyart for the adorable Benny in his Doggles, and @teachacwaire for her intense stare. A HUGE Thank You to ALL who participated. We so appreciate you sharing your art with us. .
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#inktober2017 #flaxart #familybusiness #wherecreativepeopleshop #ink #drawing #sketch #contest #winner #bayarea #artistsoninstagram #sanfrancisco #oakland
CONGRATULATIONS to our #flaxartink  Inktober Challenge winners. 🏆🎨There were too many great entries that we couldn't choose just one! First place and a FLAX gift card for $50 goes to @elle.miro for her beautiful lunarscapes. Our two second place winners and a FLAX gift card of $15 each goes to @jolleyart for the adorable Benny in his Doggles, and @teachacwaire for her intense stare. A HUGE Thank You to ALL who participated. We so appreciate you sharing your art with us. . . #inktober2017  #flaxart  #familybusiness  #wherecreativepeopleshop  #ink  #drawing  #sketch  #contest  #winner  #bayarea  #artistsoninstagram  #sanfrancisco  #oakland 
It's Halloween, right?
Happy Halloween 🎃
India ink, dipping pen
8"x 6"
#flaxartink #annaseven #flaxart #artistannaseven #dippens #wherecreativepeopleshop #inktober #inktober2017 #day31 #Indiaink #penandink #hallween2017 #hallloween🎃
Get your thrills at FLAX! We have everything you need to complete your last minute costume... including these MJ  @stancesocks from their new Thriller collection! #StanceAnthem #theuncommonthread #michaeljackson #thriller #warewolf #halloween #flaxart #oakland #wherecreativepeopleshop
There's A Whole World In You
Leaven for another work
India ink, dipping pen
#dippens #annaseven #flaxart #flaxartink #artistannaseven #wherecreativepeopleshop #inktober2017 #day28 #inktober
Who spilled my tea?
Not finished. 
India ink, dipping pen
8"x 6"
#inktober2017 #day27 #inktober #penandink #flaxartink #artistannaseven #flaxart #annaseven #dippens #wherecreativepeopleshop
I couldn't post my works for the last couple of days, so here is the work for #day25 Also leaven, will finish all the works of #inktober in November.
#penandink #wherecreativepeopleshop #inktober2017 #dippens #annaseven #flaxart #artistannaseven #flaxartink
No tricks here, only treats at Flax! The kids had fun today with Miss Maggie and pumpkin painting at our Oakland store. Proof shared by @danceswithkids...thanks for coming, Rebecca! #flaxart #wherecreativepeopleshop #shoplocal #creativekids
Attention! FLAX ANNOUNCEMENT..... POSCA markers have arrived!!!
Be the FIRST to check out our brand new shipment of #posca markers. These vibrant water-based, non-toxic acrylic markers have a cult like following! They write on almost ANY surface and have a huge range of uses. @posca_pens @poscaoficial 
#POSCA #poscapens #new #paintpens #shoplocal #flaxart #oakland #wherecreativepeopleshop
Invention
Not done yet. 
Work for today. India ink and dipping pen
8"x 6"
#annaseven #flaxartink #inktober2017 #day25 #artistannaseven #flaxart #inkart #dippens #indiaink #penandink #wherecreativepeopleshop
Get into the Halloween Spirit at our special Pumpkin Painting Craft Event just for Kids! Join us for this Free event at our FLAX Oakland store this Saturday 28th from 11am-1pm. Bring along your tiny ghouls and ghosts for a fun creative craft. Pumpkins will be provided!
#pumpkinpainting #kidscrafts #free #flaxart #wherecreativepeopleshop #oakland #halloween #halloweencrafts #kids #510families #eastbay
You asked for it - we got it! Just in time for #Halloween. The new Montana GOLD Fluorescent spray paint in DISCO WHITE appears as a neutral white by day but becomes a haunting fluorescent like glow by night, under UV light! #montanacans #fluorescent #discowhite #montanagold #flaxart #wherecreativepeopleshop #sanfrancisco #oakland
Local artist @nelsoncardenas72 uses a blowtorch and oils to mesmerize us!
Local artist @nelsoncardenas72 uses a blowtorch and oils to mesmerize us!
@bicyclecoffee will be serving coffee at the @oaklandprintfair today and tomorrow Oct 14-15 at the FLAX #oakland store! It’s a free indoor / outdoor print making art show at @flaxart in Oakland. DJ’s, Bands, Food, Beer & Wine. ♥️ Thanks @bicyclecoffee for being a part of this. ♥️ See you there!
@bicyclecoffee will be serving coffee at the @oaklandprintfair today and tomorrow Oct 14-15 at the FLAX #oakland  store! It’s a free indoor / outdoor print making art show at @flaxart in Oakland. DJ’s, Bands, Food, Beer & Wine. ♥️ Thanks @bicyclecoffee for being a part of this. ♥️ See you there!
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#printmaking #screenprinting #blockprinting #brayers #ink #thenandnow #throwbackthursday #flaxart #oakland #wherecreativepeopleshop
Bouquet by the Window
India ink, dipping pen, paper
8"x 6"

#inktober2017 #inktober #flaxartink #annaseven #day12 #flaxart #artistannaseven #wherecreativepeopleshop