The FCC says that because I do reviews here I have to disclose my relationship with the manufacturer or seller. Typically , I purchase everything I review with either my money or donations from readers via Ko-Fi.

I  have received a free product from JetPens, but haven’t recently. I purchase a lot of my pencils and pens from them. I’ve also received free products from Stillman & Birns, a manufacturer of sketchbooks. I have reviewed several of their notebooks, glowingly. I’ve also received free product from Kikkerland many years ago, and I was able to run a massive giveaway for Moleskine products. I used to receive free pens and notebooks from Baronfig for review purposes. I’ve also received Galen Leather products to review.

Anyway, though I may get free product the free-ness of it may influence my reviews though I try to be impartial. I try to be as honest as possible in my review and look at the product from my personal perspective. My reviews are different from others in that I look at the tools specifically from a couple of perspectives, specifically art, art journaling, journaling and writing fiction.

If you are a manufacturer or maker and you’d like to send me product for review, shoot me an email and we’ll chat.     I’m open to working with a variety of companies and I’ll be honest if I think you’re products will or won’t fit with my blog.

The writings in this blog are not intended as therapy and should not be used as such. If you are looking for information about Art Therapy, please google American Art Therapy Association or the European Expressive Therapy Association. Through those 2 organizations you should be able to find an art or expressive therapist.

It should be noted that all opinions posted to this blog are my own and do not represent my current employer. In some cases my opinion may overlap with this entity, however my opinion and writings should not be considered any sort of endorsement/condemnation of what I’m writing about by either entity.

It is also important to note that I am a Master’s level Mental Health Counselor with a specialization in Art Therapy. I have chosen to not pursue my LMHC at this time, despite having my hours in and probably being able to pass my test. My current workplace does not require it, and my career goals do not need the LMHC letters. I have also chosen to not pursue my AT-R at this time, though I may in the future. I am license eligible on both fronts and glowing recommendations from all of my previous supervisors, but again, my career goals do not necessitate the licenses and I cannot afford to pay the exorbitant fees to attain the licenses nor to maintain them. My career goals have changed since I applied to graduate school, and that’s okay.