Drawling is an art, books, and creative supplies shop in Oakland’s Temescal Alley. The kid-sister shop of JH&F, we specialize in gifts and goods that all parents can get on board with and that “KiDs oF aLL aGeS” can appreciate.

Founded by local lettering artist and author (and parent of three small children) Jessica Hische, the shop is curated to spark creativity and set you up to be the best gifter on the block. We carry art supplies and stationery products for kids and grown-ups as well as colorful artwork, craft kits, useful gadgets, creative apparel, and a selection of beautifully illustrated kids‘ books.

While we don‘t sell the products we curate for our physical store online, you can purchase artwork and books from Jessica through her shop.

Why “Drawling”?

Jessica is a Philly ex-pat and has fond memories of listening to her art school classmates pronounce “drawing” incorrectly. Plus “drawling” feels like the diminutive version of drawing, like how elflings are smaller versions of elves. And doesn’t the definition of elfling—"A magical creature in human form but usually smaller, often considered mischievous"—sound like a perfect description of a kid you know?