Hello May- it is good to see you
It has been a busy spring and people are needing their art supplies. Classes have gone well and new stock keeps finding its way in the door.
The Arts Festival was so fun and we were blessed with beautiful weather. People seemed to really like our town and hopefully will come again.
I took Joann Landis’ s Fashion Sketch/Design class and highly recommend it. She is hoping to offer a 3 week – once a week course during the summer so that more can be taught and developed. Even if you aren’t into fashion – the drawing of gestures and such was very liberating. It really makes you see things differently which can help with composition and design of your paintings. Will let you know when we get it scheduled.
In the queue- Barbara Baker will be doing a kids class and an adult class on June 11. More info to follow. Jane Albin will be doing a class on dip pens and watercolor. Trying to line up a portraiture class and basic drawing. Feel free to let me know what you might be interested in.
We have the last of our two scheduled classes coming up. Lynne Yancha will be here on Friday, May 6, and Saturday, May 14. Watercolor workshop – 10 – 4- $60 – you bring your own supplies. You would not believe the paintings that have come out of these classes. Even a prize winner at at the Packwood House show – congrats Suzanne Murdza! We have room on both days and we would love to have you join us. Just give us a call at 570-523-7911.
The Merchants on Market have been meeting and we are doing Wednesday promotions – Live, Love, Lewisburg – Let’s Go Downtown. Many are offering special deals, and more are adding each week. For example ours today is 15% off any sketchbooks, journals, or pads of paper. A small complementary gift is included with each purchase. It has been lots of fun. We have handed out carnations, small plants, little pads of paper – just our way of thanking people for shopping downtown. We changed our featured item/department every week. We post it on Facebook and Instagram.
We carry the Daniel Smith watercolors. The distributor of this company does a really good job of promoting artists and art. Here is a link to our FB page and the artist they talked about this week. Scroll down and it should show up. Fabulous colors!
Two new windows up by Katie- “Like Toteally” – our play on words featuring totes by Royal Brush, Artbird, and Ecototes. Very fun. Also she did one yesterday on Papers including our ever growing Cavallini decorative papers, greeting cards, and coloring books. A little graduation vignette is on the side. Again – cool and fun.
What is hot – *the pastel pencils by Carbothello – these are one of Randy’s favorites, people try them and then come back for more colors. Apparently jus the right touch of softness and coverage -** Journals and watercolors – **** origami (huge new selection)- **** Melissa and Doug -( really huge new shipment) and *****prismacolor art pencils – sets and individuals – bit hard to restock these days but we are pretty good at the moment. I even found 3 sets of the big ones – the 150”s.- woot woot.
That is all for now. And yes we have an excellent selection of coloring books for Mother’s Day
Thanks, Kathy and Team Brushstrokes.
There will be town wide sidewalk sales on the second weekend – Friday/Saturday of May, June , July and August. A few such as us will not be doing May due to some conflicts. Should be fun and always great bargains.