I want to start off with a reminder that this is the last month to get your entry in for the 2019 Art Competition. There are lots of great prizes to win from Blick, Caran d’Ache, and Legion. If you are an active subscriber, or have purchased a listing in the 2020 Look Book, you get one free entry. Every submission will be included in this year’s online gallery, so visit www.coloredpencilmag.com/competition to enter!

Rosi Oldenburg is this month’s featured artist, proving that fishing isn’t just for the boys. I have been watching her for years and am so excited to finally be able to  showcase her artwork. We have also included a free 4×6 limited print inside each print issue worldwide. If you get the digital but want the print, we will make it available to purchase for $2.99 (reg. $4.99) through August only, while supplies last. www.coloredpencilmag.com/store

We also have a few former featured artists this month, first is Dianna Wallace Soisson with her great article on drawing water and then Philip Schorn shares his journey of how art helped in his battle with cancer. We sure wish him the best
in his recovery and appreciate him sharing his inspiring story with us.

In the Spotlight we have Staedtler’s new line of art products called Design Journey. Look to page 10 to learn more about them and how you can win four different sets, containing 42 pieces, to try out for yourself!

One of the latest trends we’ve seen over the past couple of summers has been rock painting. Use your colored pencils with great results when you follow our tips for success. It is fun and addictive for artists of all levels.

Next, read Barb Sotiropoulos’ advice on how to keep healthy, mentally and physically, while creating art.

If you haven’t participated in our workshop series yet, this is the one to try. It’s so easy to download the line art and create this realistic, sparkling gem – just follow along with instructor Ummar Fadil.

Last, we complete our quarry with our polished stones photo. Draw it to win some of the $300 in prizes in 3 categories from Jerry’s Artarama. Deadline is 9/10. www.coloredpencilmag.com/challenge

Enjoy the rest of your summer and we look forward to you sharing your art with us each Friday through Sunday in the comment section of our Latest & Greatest post on Facebook at www.facebook.com/coloredpencilmagazine.

Sally Robertson
Editor-in Chief