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It’s that time of year again when we celebrate the incredible folks who brought us into this world: our mothers.

Where would we be without the women who raised us, cleaned up after us, fed us, taught us how to fly… Wait, we’re thinking of the animal mothers in our book of the month I Love You Mom by Liz Temperley.

I Love You Mom is an ode to the mothers of the animal kingdom featuring 45 wild animal moms and their babies illustrated in Temperley’s unique style.

From bottlenose dolphins to bald eagles, learn about the ways animal mothers care for their young in this charming little book, a great gift for Mother’s Day.

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“A fantastic book filled with examples and instructions, and also some philosophy on watercolor painting and techniques. A very good read.”
— 5-star Amazon review


If you follow our blog, you’ll know that July is National Watercolor Month. To celebrate the month ahead, we’ve issued a challenge to all watercolour painters to create a work of art each day for 31 days, and our book of the month for July is Painting in Watercolor: The Indispensable Guide by David Webb.

Painting in Watercolor is a comprehensive guide to working in one of the trickiest painting mediums. The book includes detailed how-to techniques, step-by-step exercises, and tips from world-renowned guest artists.

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“Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist as we grow up.”
—   Pablo Picasso

The dog days of summer are officially here, and we’re feeling inspired to get creative!

Since July is National Watercolor Month, we thought there was no better time to invite anyone with a passion for art to take a moment to be creative each day for a month and try watercolor painting.

The challenge is simple: we want watercolor artists everywhere to create one painting a day for all 31 days in July. The challenge is for everyone — for both amateur and experienced painters and for children, teens, and adults.

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