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Belly of Flea Inks & Paints

BellyofFlea is taking a short break.

Hello! Thanks for a great first 6 months! We have been so humbled and excited by all of your interest in our inks & paints! We are currently in the process of re-stocking our store... Watercolor pans and ink bottles are being filled, Iron Gall ink is brewing, and walnut ink too! We hope to be back in a bit with a fully stocked shop. If you have questions, please feel free to email us at bellyofflea [!at] gmail.com. We look forward to bringing you new stuff soon!
Happy new year and see you soon!
Best,
Allyson and Jeremy
Belly of Flea Inks & Paints


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Hello! We are back... slowly but surely! Just inks to start, maybe some watercolors further into the summer. We have a toddler now! Time flies when you are having fun!
Happy summer and see you soon!
Best,
Allyson and Jeremy
Belly of Flea Inks & Paints

Hello and welcome to Belly of Flea Inks & Paints, a historical artist ink and watercolor supplier, est. 2002. We are committed to producing sustainable and non-toxic professional grade artist water media. We use organically home grown pigments. We also use organic plant, insect, and genuine earthen and mineral pigments to help fill in the gaps of what we cannot grow in the Belly of Flea mini-farm. We are dedicated to making safe art supplies that have little impact on the earth.

Marie Antoinette's favorite shade of reddish brown fabric was christened "Puce" the French word for flea. The name stuck and dyers soon offered hues called, "Belly of Flea", "Thigh of Flea", and "Blushing Flea". When we first started making inks, some of our very first colors were various browns including, oak gall, walnut, and pokeberry. The name seemed fitting. Belly of Flea is run by the husband and wife team, Jeremy Seth Taylor and Allyson Mellberg Taylor. We are working artists, gardeners, and teachers based in Charlottesville, Virginia.