We couldn’t think of a better way to welcome Spring than with the large-scale floral art created by our featured artist Zoe Linn Jarvis. You will feel like you are walking through a garden while reading her fascinating story. But first, Lauren Saxton shares her adorable and fanciful art that mixes acrylics and colored pencil. Barb Sotiropoulos is here once again to help you – this time she address the concerns friends and family might have about your art endeavors, then Will Stoller, aka Unmask art, provides us with the April workshop. Follow his easy step-by-steps to recreate his Asiatic Lily.

Also this month, The Art Gear Guide’s Ivor Harrison reviews the Lyra Rembrandt Aquarell water-soluble pencils, then our readers share their business cards to inspire you to design your own. Finally, Sammi Cheung helps you choose the right colors when creating your next piece of art.

Win the new book Love Colored Pencils by Vivian Wong – a really cool interactive book that gives you a lesson, then a place to practice what you’ve learned. Great for artists of all levels. Sign up quick and easy here: www.coloredpencilmag.com/giveaways

For Easter consider drawing our adorable chicks (page 35) to win in one of 3 categories and $300 in prizes from Jerry’s Artarama. With our random category, you can win just by entering! Oh, and be sure to watch the live demo for this challenge by Sheldene Visagie on April 5th 7pm EST. https://youtu.be/DLgLDcZZDT4

Check out our new and improved FAQ section. We have revised it to better help answer your common questions with a better search engine and convenient way to contact us if you don’t find the answer you’re looking for.

Were you one of the many people who purchased our White Pencil Pack last month? We were pleasantly surprised at how popular these have been, and it had you telling us that you wanted more so we have an extension pack that is available so you can test and add four more pencils to your case – get them while supplies last!


Sally Robertson