For months now, I’ve been reading about beautiful sketchbooks from Stillman & Birn, especially of this Facebook group I’m part of. I haven’t heard anyone say anything negative at all! I wrote to them asking if they sold in India. No. Then I heard an aunt was coming down from Canada, so I tried to have Amazon send her a package to bring. (shipping right to here could cost almost as much as the sketchbooks) No luck, they don’t ship these sketchbooks outside the USA.
Then, I entered my name for a draw and was one of the lucky winners for a Stillman & Birn Epsilon Sketchbook, and my package arrived last weekend with a very nice personalised letter! I figure they just got fed up of me inquiring again and again about the sketchbooks, and decided to see what I would actually DO. They also sent me a small box of watercolor crayons from Caran D’Ache – another product I didn’t even know existed!
Sigh! I’m still behaving like a kid with a Christmas gift. Haven’t yet dared do a sketch in it, just enjoying touching and admiring the beautiful paper. I’ve been almost 4 months off sketching, and isn’t it the truth, talent is great, sure, but practice is everything! Right now, I feel like my hand won’t do what my head is trying to make it! So I’m practicing again so every sketch in the new sketchbook is just perfect More updates when I actually get down to using it