I taught a coloured pencil techniques workshop recently at a local retirement home. The "students" were all experienced artists, who have worked mostly in watercolour or oil. It was a fun morning, as I watched them begin to experiment with the coloured pencils, blending colours, and becoming more and more focused on their drawings.
As I reflected on the day, I realized just how much they inspired me. It has been a while since I have done a coloured pencil drawing and, as a result of the time I spent with this group of women, I'm feeling that itch to get started on a new drawing. The ideas are flowing in. And I'm looking forward to our next class in August, not only to share my excitement and more knowledge about pencils with them, but to draw upon their enthusiasm once again. Each one of the ladies has their own style, their own way of interpreting what they are seeing. And that makes each drawing so unique. I was truly inspired.
Awakening the heart
Artist - Anne Warburton
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It's taken years to discover the medium I enjoy the most. And how what I have learned before somehow fits into what I am doing now. Even when I travel my needles and threads are with me so I can continue to create while away.