Seeing Red

 I love color.  I'm constantly cataloguing color as I go through the day, whether I'm at home, on a trip, at the grocery store or library, or taking a walk with our Westie babies.

Few colors speak to me more than red and her sister, pink.  I think we have a little pink in every room of our home.  It's soothing and calming, don't you think!  Red is energizing, and that's why we painted our home library a vibrant shade of raspberry (virtually every other wall in our home is painted a shade of white).

Recently I wanted to draw, and when I looked in my purse, the only pencil I had with me was a red "crimson lake" Prismacolor pencil.  But that's okay.  Artists don't always need to use local color!

I drew a few drawings using that red colored pencil, and I included them in my art journal. The first one is an artichoke, and the second one is the cover of a favorite book.

I've drawn several pictures using only a blue pencil.  It was an assignment in my art class, and I enjoyed it. 

On this page, I drew the cover of one of my favorite books, The Precious One by Marisa de los Santos.  I was inspired by Cauleen Smith and her drawing exhibition at the Art Institute of Chicago.  You'll see two of her drawings featured on my page.

What has been inspiring you lately?

Until next time...

Ricki Jill