Coloring page fun

Hello, my friend, I hope you are having a wonderful Friday.  The sun has finally come out again after some pretty gray days. I am grateful for the sun coming this weekend but not the humidity.  I mean really, we are a little over a week from the first day of fall and I really want to put away my shorts.

My whining aside, my thoughts are still with the devastating storm that has now settled in on the Carolinas. Most of the people don’t have flood insurance so it will be a long road to recovery once this storm moves on.

On a happy note, I just now confirmed that I will be spending some much needed time with my crafty crew this Saturday. I think it was last spring since I have seen some of them so I am way overdue.  Not sure what I will bring to play with while catching up but I am sure I will bring too much. It’s funny how excited I get when I know we will all get together. I have known these women, for so many years and it never gets old. So I will update you on my girlfriend time next week.  Today I included a couple of photos of a completed coloring page I colored this summer.  As many of you may know, I started playing around more seriously with my colored pencils after the new year and have been having a blast. I took the summer off from work so my Copics collected a little dust!

The cool thing about this page is that I pushed through my perfectionist ways to complete it. I didn’t want to sit paralyzed trying to select the perfect colors. Instead, I just picked colors and went for it. I even added some Wink of Stella to the bubbles so they sparkle a bit. This is one of my newer coloring books from a German artist, Rita Berman.

I have recently acquired a very lovely fall themed coloring book that I can’t wait to crack open. So I will share pages as I work and complete them.

I hope you all have a blessed weekend and please put others in need in your prayers.

See you next week!

Belinda

Exploring new mediums: Colored pencils

coloredpencils1To be clear, this isn’t my first time using my colored pencils but this is the first time I am approaching them with a new curiosity. I have had this Prismacolor Premium 12 pack for a few years now. However, I have recently been inspired by the colored pencil art I am finding online. I think I will always favor my Copics and their amazing blending goodness but I am curious what I might be able to create using colored pencils.  So on my recent trip to Michael’s I purchased a few additional color combinations. I thought I needed a few more colors since the coloring book Leao gave me for my birthday, might best be done with pencils. I would love to use my Copics but fear they will bleed through the pages.

I am crazy about my color charts I use for my Copics, particularly my hex chart from Sandy Allnock.  So I didn’t know what charts existed for Prisma color pencils. I was able to find a few online and printed out one to help me at-a-glance see what colors I have and plan for any additional colors. coloredpencils2I began coloring in the colors I have this morning. I am going to head over to YouTube for some color pencil tips and I will be sure to share my progress.

In the meantime, I hope you have a blessed day!

Belinda

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