About Us

Whim So Doodle is a St. Petersburg family-owned, brick and mortar art supply store that has been a part of the St. Petersburg art community since 1999.  The store is owned by St. Pete resident, Jill Orobello.  She started the store in a tiny shop which lead to a new storefront on fourth street.  After outgrowing that space they moved to a bigger location in the heart of downtown St. Petersburg.  The stores' mission is to fellowship with each other around the common love for creating and supporting artists.  Whim So Doodle fulfills this mission by giving them a place to buy supplies, fellowship, learn, and to teach others! Here are our class calendars!


The store is filled with all kinds of beautiful art, mixed media, sewing, and stamp supplies.  In the aisles you’ll find acrylic paints, watercolor supplies, brushes, canvases, nice pens from companies like Lamy & Microns, Traveler’s Notebooks, Filofax, dye sprays, carving supplies, acrylic stamps, planner supplies, washi tapes, cardstock, calligraphy supplies, bolts of fabric, tools, stationary kits, magazines, books, bible journaling supplies, and gifts.

 Whim So Doodle is a popular destination spot for artists and a favorite among locals.  Our inventory is constantly changing to support trends in creativity.  We have become a premier store for a majority of the most popular vendors.  We cater to our customers to ensure they can buy their art supplies locally!  The store offers a Frequent Shopper program which allows customers to accumulate points and earn discounts.

 Throughout the store, you will also find samples made by employees and customers to get your creative juices flowing.  If those are not enough to get you wanting to sit and create, we offer an assortment of classes taught by artists both local and international.  Classes are an amazing way to learn new techniques, grow your abilities and to carve out intentional time in your schedule for YOU!  We would love to meet you and help you in any way we can with your projects!