Yesterday was a much-needed art therapy day. I spent the day working on this sketch of a blue jay while listening to Joshua Radin, then Alison Krauss, ending with Lenka. Music is certainly part of my art process.
My mother always sends money for Christmas. God love her, she’s 77 years old and just doesn’t get out as much as she used. This year, I decided to put that money towards art supplies. I finally have some decent paper to work on, and I bought a set of watercolor pencils. I love these things! They are so much fun to work with.
These pencils turn any drawing I’m working on into one of those watercolor coloring books. Do you remember those from childhood? They had the color already added to the pages. All you had to do was add water. My mom and dad always bought those (and lots of other arts and crafts supplies) for me as a kid. I always loved those types of coloring books, too. This was a happy reminder of a favorite childhood hobby.
I look forward to playing around with these pencils more!
The pencil sketch, before adding water: