Sunday, June 20, 2010
Exploring Colour: Colour Charts
Sometimes I don't feel like drawing or sketching or making complex journal pages. Sometimes, when I am feeling tired or stressed or just don't have a lot of time to work in my journal, all I really feel like doing is colouring in little boxes.
So I draw little boxes and take out a set of pens or markers or pencils that come in all different colours and then I colour in the boxes and end up with colour charts. It is very soothing and relaxing. If I am feeling especially ambitious, I might even label the colours.
These colour charts are for my Pentel Slicci 0.3mm gel ink pens and my Lyra Rembrandt Aquarell watercolour pencils. I like looking at these pages - they look calm and peaceful and orderly, just what I need on a busy, stressful day.
In other news, you have probably noticed that I have a new design for my blog. If you have any issues with font size, colour, background, etc. that make it difficult for you to read or navigate the blog, please let me know by leaving a comment. I am also considering having some sort of header image for the blog - what would you like to see there? Pictures of pens and notebooks? Hand-drawn letters? Mandalas or sketches? Please let me know.