Deep Thoughts In Graphite

2017-05-08T11:51:46-04:00Categories: Angie's Blog|Tags: , , , , |

Coloring with graphite pencil has me appreciating the simplicity, and that in turn opens awareness to the tiniest little things. A momentary realization that it's probably going to be impossible to color this current set of shapes with a truly even coloring hand. Four small peapod interior type thingies colored so far, 12 more to [...]

Nifty Journal – A Three Pencil Coloring

2017-05-08T11:51:46-04:00Categories: Angie's Blog|Tags: , , , , |

Whoops! Here's the last half of the photos I shot for this page. Today was one of those "accidently delete a bunch of your photos" days - which is sure better than having an "accidently delete book drawings" day. :) Today's coloring progress slideshow: Today's book: Nifty (A Coloring Journal) Colored with: Faber [...]

Watercolor Pencils – Transcend (Wide Tipped) – Finishing Up

2017-05-08T11:51:49-04:00Categories: Angie's Blog|Tags: , , , |

Today's coloring progress slideshow: Today's book: Transcend For Crayons And Wide Tipped Markers (Angie's Gentle Mood Menders - Volume 4) Colored with: Faber-Castell Albrect Durer watercolor pencils. Colored with these Faber-Castell Albrecht Durer watercolor pencils.

Watercolor Pencils – Transcend (Wide Tipped) – Day 2

2017-05-08T11:51:50-04:00Categories: Angie's Blog|Tags: , , |

Today's coloring progress slideshow: Today's book: Transcend For Crayons And Wide Tipped Markers (Angie's Gentle Mood Menders - Volume 4) Colored with: Faber-Castell Albrect Durer watercolor pencils. ___________ From today's Facebook post: Good morning everyone! It's an especially pretty morning here - mild temperature, bright sunshine and big puffy white clouds marching across [...]

Watercolor Pencils – Transcend (Wide Tipped) – Day 1

2017-05-08T11:51:50-04:00Categories: Angie's Blog|Tags: , , |

Watercolor pencils are a delightful way to color, but slow slow slow slow slow. It's almost impossible to find an exactly perfect paper and ink combination to use. Book paper works fine if you are super careful, very thrifty with the water, and press your picture periodically to smooth out any surface buckling. Watercolor paper [...]

More Flowers (Wide Tipped) – Day 2 Ramblie Thoughts

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

Yesterday I was talking a bit about the difference in feeling between "have to do" and "just being" activities. I don't know if other people feel the same way or make those same distinctions, but wow - I've been doing this since I was a kid. Cleaning my desk was a "have to do" and [...]

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 [...]

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 5

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

One of the things that's going on in the background while I color this piece is that every time I finish coloring a set of shapes, I keep thinking that I'm going to do those little polka dots next. And then I try to pick a shade for them and start thinking that maybe I'll [...]

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 [...]