Hello Jess, you can sharpen the twits tables Crayola kids crayons by winding them about 1 inch then use a 2 hole metal sharpener 1st in the big hole then the small one, wipe the holes out with a cotton bud dipped in nail polish remover . The 62 pack of Crayola kids oil crayons has a inbuilt sharpener located at the bottom of the pack, peel back the crayon paper a bit to sharpen and clean the sharpener as above.
Thank you Jess for your lovely comment on my pic, I took a lot of time with that one and put it away for a few months because I messed up the sky. The red marks should not have been on there but they wouldn't come off. I throw so many away but still enjoy the challenge . Love your art you are very talented.
i spent 300 dollars last year on one item - polychromos c pencils! they were reduced from 400!
i would like another brush - i already have lots though! i have so much of everything really but i haven't bought any new things like w/c markers or w/c inks or anything. i just like my palettes and i have few of those, just quietly. also gouache. i love that stuff.
i am in a funk. i can't decide what to do really. i think i like mixed media with watercolour the best. so i'm following up on that on you tube , also the use and mixing of colour - i love colour!
i have neo 11's, and portfolio crayons, artbar, lots of inktense too so i want to use those. then i love to do collage - remember my gloves but..- and i have loads of acrylics too and charcoal and contes and markers - phew! journals and pads, omg! i told you, too much!
so now i am overwhelmed! also i keep on going from my desk to my longe chair - i thought i would keep my desk for wet things other than w/c pencils and keep my nice leather chair for dry mediaa. otherwise i make a mess where we don't want it.
i could do my drawing/sketching in the evenings when i sit with my hubby. that way i am spending time with him, watching the box.
i'm happy for you and your lovely brushes. tell me, what do you do to get out of a funk? i feel so beh this week. i believe it is my chemo - i haad it on monday.
sorry for my stupid typo 'a'. it is my keyboard. i keep on spilling things ll over it! love to you and i want to say that your watercolours are SUPER!
your watercolours are fabulous! i am very envious but then i m learning a lot too because i read art books and i draw every day and...oh i do something 'art'y' each day as well ! except yesterday . we went out for lunch and i was so tiredwhen we got home)
...but then...actually i DID do something 'arty' i remember. god, i've been editing for 2 hours just now!
i took photo's of buildings and streets and trees (urban pic's) for me to draw and paint. so art never leaves me nor you i believe!
ps oh, HOW COULD i FORGET????????
your WONDERFUL birthday card arrived and it is so sweet - thank you my friend! xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx mwah!
i have lots of aart supplies as you know, so i am choosing to use one thing every month - aalthough i might use the item in my mixed media actually now i am inspired by the gallery. there is so much wonderful stuff and i want to do some. just using one thing is becoming a bit simple; at least i am learning about that particular item. for example, this month i am using watercolour pencils. now i have a few different sets of these so it is fun and i am using my paper instead of journals. i have loads of each and i keep buying pads etc! soon to arrive are three more strathmore drawing and sketch pads! unbelievable.
i can't help myself. god.
aat leaaast i am drawing every day . and i am reading different books als that i BOUGHT of course! drawing on the left side of the brain is a good one and i started it last year but i need o revise as i have forgotten so much! true, i have regressed a little
i feel s if i have not progressed at all! aatm i am copying van goph's sunflowers in graphite, then i'll colour in watercolour pencils. that's it for now.
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