Nifty Journal – Fun with Graphite – Day 1

2017-05-08T11:51:48-04:00Categories: Angie's Blog|Tags: , , , , , , |

Coloring with a single soft graphite pencil today. :) Today's coloring progress slideshow: Today's book: Nifty (A Coloring Journal) Colored with: Mitsubishi Hi-Uni graphite pencil (10b hardness) __________ From this morning's Facebook post: Good morning everyone! My sketchbook work tends to go through cycles. Sometimes everything is drawn with neat, smooth lines and [...]

Transcend (Wide Tipped) – Finishing Up

2017-05-08T11:51:51-04:00Categories: Angie's Blog|Tags: , , , , , |

I'm always pleasantly surprised when odd color combinations end up looking pretty and intriguing when they are spread through a pattern. There actually was a little thought in my color selection for this piece. It started off with Christmas colors and somehow drifted off into frosted sugar cookies colors. I guess that's still in keeping [...]

More Flowers (Wide Tipped) – Day 1 Ramblie Thoughts

2017-05-08T11:51:51-04:00Categories: Angie's Blog|Tags: , , , , |

I tend to lead a very quiet life, with the goal to make it ever quieter. I've never been a fan of conflict - which always seems like a lot of energy wasted down a path that just isn't ever going to be satisfying. I don't generally get visibly wound up about things but instead [...]

Centered (Wide Tipped) – And Then There Were Dots

2017-05-08T11:51:52-04:00Categories: Angie's Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , |

I don't draw uncolorable dots or lines into my linework, but that doesn't mean that you can't go dot crazy if you want to. Feel free to embellish your colorings however you like. Sparklies, gel pens and little drawn details can be a lot of fun. I loved the way this coloring turned out so [...]

Transcend – Finishing Up And Clock Shift

2017-05-08T11:51:52-04:00Categories: Angie's Blog|Tags: , , , , , , |

Wow, the clock change (end of Daylight Savings Time) has really thrown me for a bit of a loop. I tend to write my blog posts in the afternoon or evening, and my morning ritual is sipping tea, writing a short note to my Facebook group and then posting the blog post I prepared the [...]

Transcend – Slow Coloring Day 4 (Rambling Chit Chat)

2017-05-08T11:51:52-04:00Categories: Angie's Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

As I get older I get ever more comfortable with short pencils. My current sketchbook graphite drawing pencil is somewhere between stub size and ridiculous stub size right now. It gives my rough drawings on my sketch pad extra unplanned touches as lines bend every which way. Short pencils don't have the same elegant balance [...]

Transcend – Day 3 (More Thoughts On Fear And Tension)

2017-05-08T11:51:52-04:00Categories: Angie's Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , |

I tend to be a calm and rational person. I feel deeply but forgive easily. And I'm pretty good at stepping back from external fuss and finding the place of inner peace and strength that is always with me - even if some days it's kind of a challenge to find it. Sometimes there are [...]

Transcend – Day 2 (Thoughts On Fear And Tension)

2017-05-08T11:51:52-04:00Categories: Angie's Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Are you feeling a lot of fear and tension in the air too? It seems that most people I know are. It doesn't matter how much we may differ in opinions or beliefs, we are all quite united in our understanding of how it feels to be uncertain, apprehensive, fearful or overwhelmed. And if those [...]

Another Sunset? (Day 1)

2017-05-08T11:51:56-04:00Categories: Angie's Blog|Tags: , , , , |

I really thought that I was headed for an all blue coloring this time. But sure enough, along comes that moment where the first of the sunset colors sneak in. I've seen so many people color beautiful monochromatic colorings and wish that single color family picture came more easily to me. But if elegant single [...]