I think I’ve finally found “my” ideal sketchbook. It’s a 5.5″ x 5.5″ hand•book (manufactured and distributed by Global Art Materials, Inc.). It has a nice cream-colored paper that is good for both ink drawings and gouache paintings!

I am trying to teach myself how to use gouache…

… I painted all these at our kitchen counter last week — my makeshift art studio during an unplanned week “off.”

It takes a long time to get good at something!

… but I like a few of them…

I don’t teach again until August, so I’m trying to take June and July to experiment a bit …

News flash: Apparently the Drawing Lab books I ordered for many of you are due to ship this week, which means I should be able to get them packaged and sent by the end of next week!

Bye for now…

P.S. I’ve listed some of these on etsy!