Wow! The month of December just flew by! What a busy (but wonderful) holiday season. I hope you had a merry Christmas too.


We’re still adding new pages to Art Made Easy, as well as making some other changes. We’ve added a description of pastel pencils one of my favorite types of pastels to use. This page includes descriptions and pricing of the various brands, so you’ll know what supplies best suit your budget. We've also added a listing of the current eBay auctions of pastel pencils. When I’m purchasing a product, I want to find the best value; hopefully, you’ll be able to find the best value too. Look for these features to be added to our other art supply pages as well.

You’ll also find another new page on Art Made Easy describing how I built this site. With only a limited understanding of computers, I built Art Made Easy as a way to share my love for art as well as earn an income. Check on this page to find out how!


I worked on quite a few portraits before Christmas – they make beautiful gifts. If you have a loved one with a birthday or anniversary coming up, consider giving an original portrait. Mention this newsletter, Drawing Tips and News, and receive a $10.00 discount!


And now, for the news you’ve been waiting for!

December’s winner of the Art Made Easy Kid's Art Contest is....

Luke, age 3, from South Carolina!

Congratulations, Luke!

Check out Luke's drawing on our

home page.

Be sure to enter our next contest! Each child can enter one drawing or painting per month. Because we want to include art by children of every age, winners will be decided by a random drawing instead of by skill level.

Each monthly winner will receive a $15 gift certificate from Blick Art Supplies, and his or her artwork will be featured on our home page.

Next deadline: January 31.

Wishing you a very Happy New Year! And keep creating!!!


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