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 [...]

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 [...]

Transcend – Slow Coloring Day 1

2017-05-08T11:51:53-04:00Categories: Angie's Blog|Tags: , , , , , |

After my recent wild coloring from Wow, it's fun to switch gears again and settle into slow coloring an Extreme Mood Mender. And if you look really closely, you might be able to spot my little coloring oops. Here's a slide show with my step by step slow coloring progress: Did you find [...]

Doodles Journal

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

Today I'm coloring with wax based pencils. The Derwent Coloursoft pencils have quite soft leads and work nicely for coloring medium and larger spaces. They feel quite a bit like coloring with crayons - but the way you always wish your crayons would color, with lovely even color application and quick response to changes in [...]

Sneaky Spirals – Finishing Up

2017-05-08T11:51:59-04:00Categories: Angie's Blog|Tags: , , , , , , |

As I finished coloring this piece, I was also working on trying to fix an old computer - and one thing really struck me. There is a world of difference in how different forms of detail work feel. Every little coloring space in this page added to a feeling of relaxation and calm. That's a [...]

Sneaky Spirals – Day 2

2017-05-08T11:51:59-04:00Categories: Angie's Blog|Tags: , , , , |

Every pencil brand and style is a little bit different. There is a lot of variety in lead hardness or softness, and that makes a big difference in how well they hold their points after sharpening. For the yellow and orange, I used my comfort coloring favorites - the Koh-I-Noor woodless pencils. They are an [...]