Spring!

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Spring is finally here, and what better way to enjoy it than by being outdoors? I did just that a couple of days ago – took a long walk, sipped an iced beverage, and then sketched while sitting on a park bench. Doesn’t get any better than that! This is seriously one of my favorite times of the year. So long winter – hello warm weather. 🙂

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I took my sketchbook with me and drew a flower…I prefer focusing on up-close, individual still life objects rather than a full-scale drawing. I think because I love paying attention to detail and capturing shadows and highlights, and essentially just drawing exactly what I see.

I hope to fill up this handy little sketchbook with colorful sketches like this one. I get in this peaceful frame of mind whenever I submerge myself in drawing, and I love it.

Spring, in my opinion, is a time for personal and spiritual growth that coincides with the changing of seasons. I feel like my mood really lifts at this time of year and I have an extra spring in my step, and my creativity flows easier. I hope you all are able to feel this way as well, and happiness flows with ease into your life!

Happy Wednesday!

 

Artistic Endeavors

I decided to stop by my local art store and pick up a tablet of paper specifically designed for Prismacolor pencils. I was an art student some years ago and during college I always found Prismacolor to be my favorite medium. I tended to produce the best works when I used it, and I realized I haven’t drawn anything with them in a long time.

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I’m better at drawing still life, so I chose some macarons to draw and I really like how they turned out. I then pushed it a bit further and included…

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…a cupcake. I guess I was in a pastry mood? I love working with colors, so the brighter, the better! Ultimately, I’m glad I’ve gone back to my drawing hobby and I plan on doing more artwork here in the near future, just so I don’t get rusty. 🙂 There really is something about drawing that relaxes the mind, and it’s such a solitary activity, which is another reason why I love it.