new crayons

New watercolor crayons, that is. I didn't really need new crayons, but you know how it is. The set I had, it only contained a few basic colors. I use these crayons so often. When I saw all the luscious colors in this big tin . . . and on super sale at Jerry's Artarama, I just could not resist. They do last forever, even  if you use them as much as I do. My friend Joy who is visiting was surprised I hadn't broken into the new tin yet! They came in the mail the other day while she was here. When I went to start a new spread tonight, they were just the ticket. Having all of those colors is certainly grand.
Trying out some new colors -before hitting them with a wet brush.

Crayons have been activated with water and I have flicked on watercolor drops.


Reinking my white Fabrico/VersaCraft Ink pad.

Stamping on top of the painted background for more texture: It is a Magenta Stamp

I decided to add the same stamp to these ATCs I started a few weeks ago.

A scan of the beginning of this spread . . . tomorrow I will add to it.
I don't know what I will add to this, just yet . .. 
Maybe something about Joy leaving to go back home or . . . hmm. I almost never know exactly what I am going to do until I start doing it. Often new ideas come up as I am working and I add them in, morph my project to incorporate the new idea. I have approached my art this way for as long as I can remember. A theme, an idea, a color, a feeling, will often guide me but I don't plan a page or a project out. I get an idea, a thread, something to start with and I jump. I gather or collect a few things or more and make myself start. For me that is the key: Start something, anything, the rest will follow.

My advice:
Cherish your friends, especially those that love you and make you laugh! 
xox lenna