I need a new sketchbook and want to try one of the Stillman and Birn but can’t decide which series. They sent me a little pack of postcard sized paper samples. This is on the Beta series paper. I like it but even though I do use watercolor (mostly improperly) in my sketchbooks, I don’t tend to use the ones I already have with watercolor paper in them. I’m not a watercolor artist, I just use it to add a little color to my sketches. So maybe the Epsilon series would suit me better? Or one of the others? I’d love to hear opinions!
Instead of finishing up the little portrait I started, I’ve been procrastinating by painting this secretary desk for my bedroom. I wanted something colorful so I went with the Florence color of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint, followed by clear wax and then dark wax and a just a little bit of distressing. I love what the dark wax does to this color. She also got new handles since one of the old ones was broken and a new knob.
The end of 2014 was difficult and filled with loss for my family. But 2015 is here and I am glad to see it. There hasn’t been much art fun going on around here. At least, that is something I can change! I couldn’t paint today, but I could sketch. I’m stuck at home (not stuck really, because I love being at home) but Google Maps is always willing to provide some new scenery or people to sketch. Why do I always forget how much I need to do this?