Friday, February 10, 2012
Colored Pencil Faces
In my class this week we are drawing with colored pencil. These are the faces I have tried. I am finding this very relaxing and challenging too. I have been using Prismacolor colored pencils. They are the ones that I have the most colors in. I find the other sets I have a little limiting with only 24 colors. I think I must have over 50 Prismacolor pencils I know I bought a set of 48 and then lots of singles too. It would be amazing to have the full range of colors. We are drawing bodies too but I have not managed to do those yet.
I have been spending the last 2 mornings babysitting a friends 8 month old. I am training for future grand parenting. I haven't watched a baby in twenty years so its been awhile. Little Elise is a sweetheart so it was fun but tiring too.
I just had to share our new toaster. My old toaster was only toasting one side of the bread, so it was time for a new one. This time we looked on the internet and found a toaster that was rated very highly. I had never heard of the brand Breville before but they do make nice appliances. This toaster does 4 slices at once, larger pieces of bread and bagels. It has a setting called Lift and Look where the toast comes up and you can look at it and then it goes down again. Another setting lets you toast just a little bit more. So yes we have been eating more toast lately. It does a wonderful job with sourdough bread which is what I eat most often.