Thursday, September 20, 2007

Week 37 DOM card...

This week's challenge was to Draw Something. I used to draw a lot. A long time ago. But I don't much anymore. So I stuck with what I know. And that's color. I drew the rows on a piece of kraft colored cardstock and then randomly divided them into boxes. Then I colored them in with my Berol Primsmacolor colored pencils. These are wonderful colored pencils. I like to layer colors and then blend with a Lyra blending pencil. Which is another great tool. You can also blend colored pencil using Turpenoid which is a turpentine substitute and is oderless. Big plus! I saw a painting in a magazine at Borders not too long ago that has stuck with me. This was inspired by that. I need to get the colored pencils out more often. I loved using them again.

Last night I went to a photography seminar called Capture and Creativity presented by Clay Blackmore and Jane Conner-Ziser. I had never heard of either of them prior to this seminar but they are pretty big names in photography. Overall it was a great seminar for the price ($60). However, some of the information was over my head at this point. And a lot of my criticism of the presentation comes from the perspective of an educator rather than a photographer (Go figure!). They also did not have the handout materials available. I took what notes I could but tried to just absorb what I could by listening and watching and hoping my post-pregnancy/mommy memory will be able to connect what I absorbed with what will be in the notes that should arrive via e-mail sometime in what I hope to be the near future!

And now the little man is waking and I must go....

5 comments:

Je@net said...

Wow, love your artistc take on this challenge!!

Marjolein said...

I like this!! Great work and looks great too!

Rachel Whetzel said...

GREAT CARD!

Paula said...

Fabulous take on the challenge.
Love your gnomes in the post above!!

Aimeslee said...

Gorgeous! I made an entire set of ATC's last year with colored pencils, one card for each color. It was so much fun! I loved to color when I was a child, still do!

Aimes xoxo