Happy New Year !!!

With our first newsletter we'd like to wish everybody a Happy and Prosperous New Year and thank all our customers and subscribers.

We are very excited about the positive feedback we are receiving from artists who bought and tested the Icarus Drawing Board in 2008 and we are looking forward to welcoming more artists to the Icarus community in the coming year.

By increasing the production lot quantity we were able to get better pricing from our suppliers and lowered the selling price of the Icarus Drawing Board to $297.00 + S&H.

A smaller Icarus Drawing Board will be available toward the end of January. The new unit measures 14"x 20" and is priced at $217.00 + S&H.

Icarus Drawing Board Demonstrations

On October 30, 2008, the Botanical Artists Guild of Southern California was the host of the 14th Annual Meeting and Conference for the American Society of Botanical Artists. In the Exhibitors' Hall at the Pasadena Hilton Ester Roi demonstrated the Icarus technique and answered numerous questions from attendees.

On February 7, 2009  Ester will hold a demonstration at the Los Angeles chapter of the Colored Pencil Society.

On February 14, 2009 (Happy Valentine) Ester will hold another demonstration at the San Diego chapter of the Colored Pencil Society.

For more information on the upcoming demonstrations please contact us and we'll be happy to assist you.

New Step-By-Step section on our website

We have just added a new Step-By-Step section to our technique page.

After having been featured in Ann Kullberg's FMP online magazine, Effervescence's step-by-step is now posted on our website.

Icarus Art in the news

Read about the Icarus Drawing Board on Katherine Tyrrell's blog Making a Mark and on Teresa Mallen's November 2008 Newsletter.

We hope you have enjoyed this newsletter and that you will share it with your friends. We really appreciate your help in spreading the word about the Icarus Drawing Board.