As a former editor of that magazine, I
have a soft spot for the publication and its mission to help new and
experienced artists alike discover and nurture their creative powers. Sketchbook
articles celebrate the artistic process with exercises to keep artists in the
flow and peeks inside real sketchbooks—the universal tool for artists. The June
issue of Artist’s Sketchbook, which includes features on
nature sketchbooks, travel journals, drawing portraits, painting to
music, and getting the most out of a trip to the Musee d’Orsay in
Paris—was the last. So, if you never happened on to this little gem,
now’s a great chance to see what you missed.
You’ll also find at the store CD compilations of our sister publications, Watercolor Artist and The Artist’s Magazine. And don’t worry, similar compilations of The Pastel Journal are in the works for 2008 (we’ll be sure to alert you). Meanwhile, you can find excerpts from The Pastel Journal on the CD “The Best Art of 2005 and 2006,”
which compiles more than 500 images, all the winning art from the competitions of all three
fine art publications. The CDs are easily searched, easily stored and perfectly portable. How fun to
think you could stuff more than 500 works of art into a single
stocking? That’s a creative gift that can actually inspire our creative gifts!