Editor’s Note – May 2022

Blick’s ad this month says it all for the May issue – “Let Creativity Bloom,” beginning with Flowers with Textures by Joel Armstrong, who found a way during lockdown to preserve backyard memories. Continuing our floral theme, Melinda Edstein teaches you how to...

Editor’s Note – April 2022

The theme this month is landscapes – it is one of those subject matters that we don’t see as frequently in colored pencils compared to other mediums. I suspect the reason is colored pencil’s reputation for being a slow medium, but that doesn’t have to be the...

Editor’s Note – March 2022

Come for a walk through the forest in this woodland-themed issue, inspired by our incredible featured artist Kathryn Hansen whose work will evoke emotion for nature and all its creatures.   First, we want to thank Faber-Castell for providing a sample of their new Pitt...

Editor’s Note – February 2022

It’s so great to have a month to celebrate LOVE! To get started is featured artist Kate Woodliff O’Donnell whose artwork carries a theme of love. Her large-scale images are detailed and well thought out, making them the perfect inspiration for February. To inject a...

Editor’s Note – January 2022

I am so excited to start our 12th year of publication. Each January is a time for reflection and gratitude for all the collaborations we have done with so many artists and companies, we truly wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for them and you, our awesome readers –...
Editor’s Note – December 2021

Editor’s Note – December 2021

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to you all! The final issue of 2021 is here and it’s a good one. We are featuring Tom Strutton and his amazing colored pencil work. We start the issue with the winners of the 2021 Art Competition selected by Barbara Dahlstedt. Visit...