A Splash of Color Is Good for the Soul

A Splash of Color is Good for the Soul

I forgot how much I enjoy drawing. It’s just for me. I’m not an artist. But there’s something so relaxing about it. When my mind is too full and I need to reset myself, drawing with my four-year-old does the trick.

I also realized that I never did work through the book, “Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain”. I bought the book a few years ago, did one of the assignments – where I had to draw my hand and then I stopped.

So this weekend, I pulled the book off the shelf then went to the store and bought a box of hexagon colored pencils. They are nice and fat and there are twenty colors. Aren’t they pretty?

We could all use a little splash of color in our lives I think!

Again, I have to tell you that it is because of my friends Brandee and Matt that I’m picking up a pencil and drawing. They inspire me as do all my wonderful blogging friends I’ve made. Each and every single one of them has inspired me in so many ways. I thank each of you and hope you know how much I appreciate it!

I won’t be doing a one a day drawing or anything like that. Just when the mood strikes. Maybe one a week. I’d like to perfect my trees. I love drawing trees, landscapes and tulips.

I figured buying these colored pencils was a good start. Now, to do the work!


0 thoughts on “A Splash of Color Is Good for the Soul

  1. Tracy, what an awesome picture. I love the perspective.

    You’re right, a splash of colour, is always a good way to brighten a day. I love Matt’s daily doodles and his ability to put out work that JUST IS. I admire that greatly about him. Brandee’s attention to detail is stunning and her accuracy is seen with every mark. I can’t wait to see what you come up with. It’s nice to see the drawers of this group coming out!

    May those pencil crayons bring you great joy! Much love.

  2. In that picture, I almost feel the pencils are smiling. Kind of how I felt about the pumpkins a few months ago. You, Brandee and Matt are all bringing so much creativity and play to the internet and I love being along for the ride.

  3. I’m so excited to see what you come up with. I know how creative you are, so there’s no doubt it will be wonderful! I love a new box of colored pencils and the possibility that It brings.
    One of the most spectacular things that I have found here with you, Matt and the rest of our friends, is a renewed sense of creativity. I so enjoy the encouragement that we all provide for each other!
    Looking forward to seeing more of your endeavors!

  4. Those colored pencils look delicious! Good for you; I think any time we put toward ourselves – just for US – is time well spent. And the creative advantages are many. are inspiring me to do some drawing, myself!

  5. Um, make that *two* pictures I would like to put on Tumblr.

    I am so excited by this new voyage into creativity for you. I think it’s going to be fabulous when you look at your drawings in December and see the way they’ve changed. (Can I request a slideshow? ‘Cause that would be cool and I’m selfish that way.)

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