Pods, one of my new drawings this week
Columbia Art & Drafting Supply is a locally owned art store in Portland. They have a great selection of sketchbooks, and many times a 2 for 1 deal. I picked up a Pentalic 6" x 12" Nature Sketch (which is made here in town) that has quickly become my favorite. It fits in my day bag, and I love the fact that I can draw with it on my lap. I'm also very picky about paper quality. And the Pentalic sketchbook is 130# paper, which is twice the thickness of sheets in typical sketchbooks.
Another selling point of the Pentalic Nature Sketch book series is the charitable factor. A percentage of the sale of each Nature Sketch book goes to the American Wildlife Foundation, which is a local nonprofit organization dedicated to wildlife care and ecosystem conservation. How great is that!
All of this goodness wrapped up in a little sketchbook has inspired me to draw more, and I'll take all the inspiration I can get! Here are a few of my drawings in my new sketchbook.