Wednesday, April 7

Mellow Yellow... Colored Pencils...


Yellow pencils today...
Our Forsythia is so beautiful!
The yellow dandelions will soon follow~

Containers of colored pencils line desks in my studio.
Each sorted... but not precisely...
I'm not patient enough to sort through a rainbow
when I'm in need of gray...



I add details to my watercolor paintings with them.
They give a vibrant "pop" or a rich shadow etc.
I still have some pencils from twenty years ago~
Many colors have retired...
Some manufacturers have closed...
So I am careful to not waste.
I use metal sharpeners... they shave off just a little.


Thrifty... frugal... sparing... but not cheap.
It's not because these pencils are expensive...
It's when I need "that certain color"
That perfect color, at 2 am when the deadline is near~
That I'm glad I save the 2" nubs!

Sunny yellow... sunny wishes for you!

10 comments:

ctlogcabin said...

Michelle ~~ Oh how special to have all those pretty colored pencils.
Brought back many memories...my Mom worked for Eagle (Berol) Pencil Corp.for years and we each had our own beautiful set of colored pencils. You my Dear have a wonderful collection, love seeing all the different shades of yellow.
Hugs ~ Connie xox

Lady Farmer said...

Who knew there were so many shades of yellow! All delightful!
Blessings!

Diane said...

So pretty...had to smile at the mention of "dandelions"...they even bring back memories of childhood...that was then~now they give me a "dandy" headache...LOL...thanks for sharing...such pretty colors!

Diane said...

Head on over to my blog, girlfriend, and see what I did with your little robin!

I'm loving all the yellow on your blog today! It's one of my very favorite colors, especially on a dreary day. It's when I love to put on a yellow top to cheer me up.

YOU always cheer me up!

Blessings and hugs,
Diane

BellaRosa said...

Michelle amor, I love your treasure trove of color pencils...It must be beautiful to see all those beautiful colors on your desk like that, you have inspired me like no other...I have been getting all my art supplies together, hubby even bought me a huge box of color pencils...gotta love that 50% coupon from Micheal's :) I am dragging out my drawing pens...paper...trying to get it all together so that when the inspiration to draw again strikes...I will be ready...waiting, waiting :) Did I ever mention that patience is not one of my virtues when it comes to myself lol Have a beautiful week! Besos, Rose

marie said...

Yellow is such a cheerful color! Your Forsythia is so pretty and even dandelions can be cute!

Thaks for sharing the history behind your pencils.

CARMELINA LOUNSBURY said...

My studio wouldn't be complete without loads of coloured pencils waiting around in tin cups, porcelain cups, and metal pots! there's just something about the many shades of artful living that is probably inexplicable to the 'average' non art loving person!


love this post! happy, sunny, creative!

ciao bella
carmelina

CARMELINA LOUNSBURY said...

My studio wouldn't be complete without loads of coloured pencils waiting around in tin cups, porcelain cups, and metal pots! there's just something about the many shades of artful living that is probably inexplicable to the 'average' non art loving person!


love this post! happy, sunny, creative!

ciao bella
carmelina

CARMELINA LOUNSBURY said...

My studio wouldn't be complete without loads of coloured pencils waiting around in tin cups, porcelain cups, and metal pots! there's just something about the many shades of artful living that is probably inexplicable to the 'average' non art loving person!


love this post! happy, sunny, creative!

ciao bella
carmelina

BumbleVee said...

wow....that's a lot of yellows....