Oh, art supplies can be so addicting! Choosing paint colors, brands and palettes to put them in. I have many, and the last two I’ve used are shown here. (There are many more not shown!). The top one was quite expensive, custom made by Craig Young and took over a year to acquire. The one on the right is made by art-toolkit.com, very light and easy to use while traveling. While the larger one has great mixing areas, it’s heavy, and bulky for travel. And the smaller, lighter one has such a small mixing area. So of course, I decided to try again, and hope the new one is the best of both worlds. At least for now. 😉
It is the new Folio size palette, 5.25x”x3.25”, and weighing (filled) about 4 oz! I’ve spent the last hour or so concentrating on choosing how to fill it and then filling it. I got so focused, I wasn’t thinking about much else. It was that fun.
Here it is filled with fresh, juicy paint. Can’t wait to dip the brush and create something new!
It was a decent Sunday, so I thought I’d try a Pennsylvania hike for a change. Not – a rocky one like Hawk Mtn – but something different. The AllTrails app lists a 5 mile hike on East Shore trail, Eagle Pass and Cliff Trail at Prompton State Park as ‘moderate’. Only an hour away, so off I went.
The joy of autumn 🍂 hiking! Crisp leaves crunched underfoot, frightening a flock of turkeys as I approached. The well worn path was hidden beneath the colorful carpet. This caused me to retrace my steps a couple times to return to the marked trail.
So happy to enjoy the lovely colors and feel of autumn!
Love old stone walls!
Heading downhill, these stone ledges concerned me at first, but looking back at them, I can see how they are terraced, making it an easy drop!
I thought I’d be so busy with Grey Matter, that I wouldn’t have the time or energy for anything overseas this year. But – fate (and Art Safari!) has a way of throwing things at you, and when this trip showed up, I decided to take it!
So, I’ve renewed my watercolor palette, and switched out compose blue for a cobalt turquoise. (So yummy!)
A little geography quiz for you, can you name this country? Hint – it’s NOT in the northern hemisphere!
While everyone else was wishing a happy new year yesterday, I was busy minimizing, a favorite past time of mine. I emptied out a rarely used closet, only to find these:
So many art supplies!
Yes, of course I was ecstatic to find sketchbooks and watercolor pads that I had completely forgotten existed! The negative part is – just before my Morocco trip, I went looking for sketch pads to bring, and ended up ordering new ones because I couldn’t find these, tsk, tsk.
Instead of sketching these two drawerfuls, I will instead get right to finishing up my trip sketches and blog posts. AND, I guess I’ll “need” to make a “resolution” to use my sketchbooks, and not hide them away where they’ll be forgotten.
My daughter and son-in-law are expecting – a baby girl! Here is a sketch done for the shower invite. (Note: Sorry for the grey background on my recent images. Blogger seems to be doing this, even when I change it to a white background. 🙁 )