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Create vibrant works of art with MODERN COLORED PENCIL!

Modern Colored Pencil (Walter Foster Publishing / November 5, 2019 / US $19.99) delves into all the basic techniques and concepts required to create fresh, colorful works of colored pencil art. Talented artist Chelsea Ward takes you on a lively, easy-to-follow exploration of colored pencils in this book, which is packed with creative exercises and projects designed to show you how to work with the versatile, approachable colored pencil medium.

The Modern series offers a fun, contemporary approach to working with traditional art media, demonstrating that with the right type of instruction, encouragement, and tips, success can be achieved by any artist or creative type. Modern Colored Pencil begins with a brief introduction to various tools, such as colored pencils, graphite pencils, watercolor pencils, papers, and other tools. This handy book also demonstrates often-complicated concepts, such as color mixing, shading, texture, and more, in an easy, approachable manner. Once you have a handle on the basics, explore how to create dynamic color palettes, use basic shapes and techniques to render a range of subjects, and create various marks and textures.

From beautiful florals and nature motifs to animals and everyday items, Modern Colored Pencil provides a fresh, contemporary, and enjoyable approach to learning how to create vivid artwork in colored pencil.


By Chelsea Ward

On-Sale Date: November 5, 2019

$19.99 US · $25.99 CAN · 128 pages · Paperback

ISBN: 9781633228146

Walter Foster, an imprint of The Quarto Group

Chelsea Ward is an art teacher and maker of one-of-a-kind creations. Chelsea currently manages her small business, Sketchy Notions, and an Etsy shop of custom treasures; teaches art lessons through Arts Outreach; co-hosts Bellissima Art Retreats with Gypsy Studios in Tuscany; and is the head chalk scribbler with Chalk by Chels. She is also the artist behind Cursive Cursing, a line of swear-word greeting cards. Her work has been featured in Elite Wedding Collection and The Knot, among other publications. Chelsea is the author of Modern Drawing and Your Year in Art. She lives in Los Olivos, California.


Create kawaii characters to gift or keep with CRAFTING CUTE: POLYMER CLAY THE KAWAII WAY!

Make 50 adorable kawaii creations out of inexpensive and easy-to-find polymer clay—a teeny smiling donut, an irresistibly cute sloth charm, a sweet whale planter, and more with Crafting Cute (Rock Point / November 19, 2019 / US $22.99)! Follow the simple step-by-step photos and instructions to create cute characters ranging from small charms and earrings to larger multi-character scenes and desk accessories.

Kawaii—the culture of cuteness, originating in Japan—is everywhere. It’s time to make your own contribution! Join the cuteness revolution with these amazingly easy-to-make projects using polymer clay. A tools and materials section introduces the few things you’ll need to get started, including techniques on softening the clay and color mixing.

The projects are divided into three sizes, beginning with the smallest and easiest. You can choose to make just the characters or, depending on their size, learn how to transform them into earrings, rings, necklace charms, plant containers, and a range of desk accessories.

  • The first section presents instructions on creating 25 itty-bitty and ridiculously cute characters, including a pineapple, French toast, waffles, bacon and eggs, donut, taco, sloth, and unicorn—scaling up in difficulty as you go.
  • The 15 mid-size pieces include adorable whale, hedgehog, unicorn, and pumpkin characters as plant holders, desk accessories, ring holders, and more.
  • Wow your friends with the 10 large “showstopper” pieces that include a penguin North Pole pen holder, a beach-themed piece featuring sea creatures, a campfire scene, and a reading owl perched on a pile of books.

Brighten up your life with these colorful clay characters!

By Danielle Clark
On-Sale Date: November 19, 2019
$22.99 US · $28.99 CAN · 144 pages · Paperback
ISBN: 9781631066313
Rock Point, an imprint of The Quarto Group

Since launching her Etsy shop in 2014, FunUsualSuspects, Danielle Clark has risen to become one of the top-ranking artists on the very popular crafting platform. Out of 1.9 million stores there, she consistently ranks in the top 1%. Danielle lives in the Pacific Northwest and her work has been featured several times in Buzzfeed, Seattle Times, and other media outlets.


The New York Coffee Festival Wraps 5th Successful Year

The New York Coffee Festival recently wrapped up its 5th annual celebration of coffee culture here in the city that never sleeps. With over 11.1k attendees and 114 innovative and exciting vendors, it was the Festival’s biggest yet.
From Friday, October 11th to Sunday, October 13th, coffee novices and aficionados alike were treated to delicious cold brews, chai teas, chocolate, non-dairy milks, and more from exhibitors including Partner’s Coffee Roasters, Devoción, Raaka Chocolate, Bluestone LaneThink Coffee, Rishi Tea, Fruition Chocolate Works, Silk, Almond Breeze, and Keep Cup, amongst others. Attendees were also able to sample the best that New York has to offer in food, cocktails, live music, art, and more.
This weekend also played host to the inauguralRoast Masters™ – North America competition. Judged by a panel of leading industry figureheads, 25 of North America’s most up-and-coming roasters battled head-to-head for the coveted Roast Masters™ title. We are thrilled to share that the winner of this fast-paced competition were Elixr Coffee’s Rodrigo Vargas and Brian Lam.
Additionally, Sean Ben-Zvi was named the winner of the Breezey Masters’ Competition, and Liv Bread’s Dylan Klymenko took home the title of New York’s Best Barista.
100% of profits from the New York Coffee Festival are donated to Project Waterfall, with over $250,000 raised to date for NYC-based charity: water to deliver life-changing water projects in coffee-growing regions. We are looking forward to seeing how much this year’s event has raised. Find out more about Project Waterfall at and charity: water at
The New York Coffee Festival will return in 2020. Stay tuned for dates and details in the months to come.
For the latest on The New York City Coffee Festival, please visit:    
Allegra Events, the organizer of New York Coffee Festival, is a young, dynamic, and influential branch of the Allegra Group working to produce powerful, interactive events that engage and inspire audiences across the world.
About The New York Coffee Festival:
The New York Coffee Festival is New York’s flagship coffee event, celebrating the burgeoning specialty coffee scene in this great city. With exceptional coffee, as well as food, cocktails, live music and art on offer, it’s an unmissable event for coffee lovers of all levels.

The New York Coffee Festival is a celebration of community and culture, returning to the Metropolitan Pavilion from October 11-13, 2019. Whether you’re a beginner, a coffee aficionado, a self-confessed coffee geek or a key industry stakeholder, we’re curating an immersive program just for you.

Taste your way through the vibrant New York coffee scene with hundreds of exciting coffees to sample. Boost your coffee knowledge in workshops, be a part of interactive demos and meet the top US artisans and baristas one-to-one. To top it all off, enjoy delicious street food, coffee cocktails, live music and coffee-inspired art.

The Festival boasts an array of experiential features such as Latte Art LiveThe Sensory ExperienceThe LabThe Village, the Brew Bar, the Cold Brew Coffee Bar and The Kitchen.

For the very first time, the New York Coffee Festival will also host global roaster tournament Roast Masters and a new experiential area dedicated to the art of chocolate making and chocolate tasting.

With 100% of our profits being donated to Project Waterfall, partnering with NYC-based charity: water to deliver life-changing water projects in coffee-growing regions. Since 2011, Project Waterfall has raised over $1.4 million, bringing clean water to more than 50,000 people across seven countries. The New York Coffee Festival has contributed $250,000 towards the cause. Find out more about Project Waterfall at and charity: water at


Attention Pinterest Fans – At Last, A Spray Paint That Works On Everything!

COLORSHOT was designed to be everything regular spray paint isn’t. It inspires inspiration, personalization, and creativity with a can that’s easier to use, a product that’s better for you and the environment and colors that are nothing short of WOW!
A better spray painting experience starts with COLORSHOT’s can. It’s slimmer, so it’s easier to hold, and its nozzle is easy to push. Choosing the color you want is so easy because the whole label is colored. Goodbye tiny color swatch! To foster your creative juices, COLORSHOT’s hues have fun names: Speeding Ticket is a brilliant red, Hello Handsome is a deep blue and Farmer’s Daughter is a sweet pink. Yes, they have beige too, only it’s not called beige, meet Skinny Dip!
COLORSHOT’s propellant is different too. It comes from a renewable resource, harvested sugarcane, instead of petroleum. And it’s free of Xylene, Benzene, and Toluene, 3 harmful chemicals commonly found in other spray paints, making it safer for you and the world.
So bring on those fall projects, back-to-school crafts and Pinterest ideas. With COLORSHOT Premium Spray Paint, inspiration and creativity are just a can away!
More to Love About COLORSHOT:
  • Works on wood, metal and other surfaces

  • Dries in 10 minutes

  • UV-resistant

  • Comes in an array of stunning colors
  • 2 of 4 colors ranked first in performance in blind third-party testing


  • Premium Quality

COLORSHOT works hard and plays hard, and third party testing confirms it. From durable, long-lasting color to a fast-drying formula that works on a variety of surfaces, our proprietary spray paint can easily hold its own against the competition.

  • All About Color

Say goodbye to basic and make a statement with these must-have shades you can’t get anywhere else. Our extensive selection of dramatically vibrant colors means you’ll always have the shades you love at your fingertips.

  • Surfaces

This versatile spray paint works great on a variety of project surfaces. The proof is above.

  • Better for You

COLORSHOT has been formulated without Xylene, Benzene, Toluene, and toxic dryers. These chemicals are commonly found in spray paint and can have harmful long-term effects on the user.

  • Better for the Environment

The propellant in COLORSHOT is derived from sugarcane, which is a sustainable resource. Most competitive formulas use propellants that are derived from petroleum. Note: it’s not sugar anymore, and shouldn’t be eaten. Ever.

  • More Comfortable to Use

The slim can with grooved spray top is easy to grip, so it reduces hand fatigue and offers a more comfortable spray painting experience. We designed COLORSHOT to fit in your hand like your favorite hairspray.

  • Paint + Primer

This premium-quality spray paint formula includes paint and primer in one for beautiful coverage from every can. We still recommend using primer for some colors and surfaces to maximize color vibrancy and adhesion.

  • Not Just Spray Paint

If you’re looking for the perfect color for your project, we’ve got you covered. With COLORSHOT Premium Spray Paints, Acrylic Paints, and Paint Markers, we’ve got the color you need, the way you need it.

  • Indoor/Outdoor

Whether your project lives indoors or outdoors, it’ll look fresh from season to season.

  • Fast Drying

No one has time to watch paint dry, which is why our paint dries to the touch in 10 minutes… without toxic drying chemicals!

COLORSHOT Premium Spray Paint is a multi-surface spray paint featuring a UV-resistant acrylic paint formula that dries to the touch in 10 minutes. Its sleek can fits in your hand like your favorite hairspray for comfortable gripping while you apply any of the stunning colors from a selection that’s guaranteed to stop you in your tracks.


CLIMATE WEEK STREET ART AT CENTRAL PARK ZOO: Pictures included for Arlin Graff and Greenpoint Earth’s Animal in the Amazon Mural

World famous street artist Arlin Graff painted a mural at Central Park Zoo during Climate Week NYC to benefit the animals whose habitats have been destroyed in the fires ravaging the amazon.

Pieces of the mural, titled “Habitat Fragmentation,” are being auctioned off in two different sizes (2’ x 2’ and 2’ x 4’), and all proceeds will be donated to the Wildlife Conservation Society.

“Habitat Fragmentation,” created in partnership with Greenpoint EARTH, depicts a parrot native to the Brazilian Amazon. It was spray painted onto plywood. Each piece of the original 8’ x 16’ mural will be signed by Arlin Graff.

“Everything in nature is connected,” said Graff, who donated his time and art to the project.  “Everyone who takes home a piece of this mural is part of a larger effort to protect our natural world.”

Graff is a Brazilian artist whose vibrant, prismatic murals of animals have been commissioned for buildings and galleries all over the world. “Habitat Fragmentation” and the live-painting activation at Central Park Zoo was produced by Greenpoint EARTH, a new initiative from Greenpoint Innovations that raises awareness of climate change and nature-based solutions.

‘Animal of the Amazon’ @ Nature’s Climate Hub 2019

In lead up to the United Nations Secretary General’s Climate Summit and Climate Week NYC 2019, Greenpoint Innovations launched Greenpoint EARTH to be the company’s creative hub for ‘art plus purpose’ projects to raise awareness about climate change and nature-based solutions.

Greenpoint EARTH’s 2nd Mural Project @ Central Park Zoo with internationally-acclaimed artist, Arlin Graff, to paint an ‘Animal of the Amazon,’ in lead up to the 4th day of Nature’s Climate Hub on 09/25. In collaboration with the Wildlife Conservation Society and Nature4Climate, Greenpoint EARTH’s latest project will bring to life the story of Brazil’s fiery deforestation and how it leads to impacts on our climate, and the critical life-sustaining habitats of this tropical forest environment.


Be Your Own Skincare Expert

It is never too late to start your Christmas list, for your family or for yourself. Beauty products are always good ideas for ladies because we just love doing efforts to look better. But are there something else than skincare and cosmetics? Yes, I would like to introduce Trophy Skin.

Trophy Skin creates high tech beauty tools for all skin types. Trophy Skin offers microdermabrasion devices that smooth and brighten skin restoring that youthful glow. Their light therapy kits, one for anti aging and one for acne, emit specific wavelengths of light to either boost collagen production or treat acne.

Recommend Products:

Microdermabrasion On-The-Go


Smoother and more radiant skin.
Anywhere. Anytime.
Salon-quality microdermabrasion for soft, clear, glowing skin on the go!

What’s included?

  • RejuvadermMD device
  • Standard diamond tip
  • Pore extraction tip
  • Infusion tip
  • 50 pack filters
  • Power adapter
  • User manual
  • 4 Suction Power Levels

  • Buffs Away Fine Lines and Wrinkles on-the-go.
  • Reduces Age Spots and Sun Damage.
  • Improves Skin Tone and Texture while Eliminating Acne Scars.
Gently Exfoliates Skin Imperfection.
  • Restores Skin Radiance.
  • Makes Your Skincare Topicals work Better.
  • Save Hundreds (Even Thousands) of Dollars Compared to Spa Treatments.

Smoother, softer, more radiant skin is just 5 minutes away with the RejuvadermMD portable microdermabrasion device. This lightweight and portable glow-getter uses a high tech combo of diamond exfoliation and gentle suction to buff away dead skin cells, revealing the radiant, glowing skin that sits just below the surface.

RejuvadermMD safely and effectively reduces the appearance of fine lines, age spots, sun damage, and mild scarring at a fraction of the cost of in-office treatments!

Toss it in your purse, gym bag, or travel case (along with the power adapter) for salon-quality treatments anywhere, anytime! Safe for all skin types including sensitive skin.

Home Microdermabrasion System


Smooth and brighten the skin, and restore a youthful glow.
Reveal your true radiance with the power of microdermabrasion!

What’s included?

  • MicrodermMD device
  • Standard Diamond Tip
  • Pore Extraction Tip
  • Infusion Tip
  • 100-pack Wool Filters
  • Power adapter
  • User manual
  • 3 Treatment Modes – Auto, Sensitive & Manual

  • Buffs Away Fine Lines and Wrinkles.
  • Reduces Signs of Sun Damage and Age Spots.
  • Improves Skin Tone and Texture.
  • Gently Exfoliates and Sloughs Away Dead Cells.
  • Restores Radiance to Skin.
  • Save Hundreds (Even Thousands) of Dollars Compared to Spa Treatments.

The simple-to-use LCD screen allows you to choose Auto Mode for beginners, Sensitive Mode for gentler treatments or Manual Mode for those more familiar with microdermabrasion and body treatments.

About Trophy Skin

Trophy Skin founder Imran Karim was inspired by the amazing effects of non-invasive beauty technology as the owner of one of Texas’s most prominent medical spas. Every day, he watched as clients of all ages left his spa with renewed natural beauty, feeling truly comfortable in their own skin.

While his customers loved the results, trips to a medspa were expensive and often a hassle so Imran began work on a line of at-home devices that rivaled in-office treatments. Today, Imran and the entire Trophy Skin team work closely with top technology experts across the globe to design and develop the next generation of accessible skincare tools.