Last month I shared that I was trying the monthly subscription to ArtSnacks as a fun way to try out some new supplies and create in a beautiful handmade journal I purchased a while back. And let's face it - who doesn't like getting a box of creative goodies in the mail each month?
My second box arrived early this month.
It was an interesting mix and I honestly enjoyed using every item. I loved the short handle of the "free-style" brush that I used to create some color washes. The pen has a surprising hard feel to it that allowed for a smooth but controlled mark that didn't bleed. My favorite by far was the Blackwing pencil. These pencils were once known as the $40 pencil. Since I pulled it out of the box, it has become my favorite pencil. The shape and removable eraser is very unique.
I decided to just go for it without any real direction - just let the drawing evolve. I knew I would use the violet acrylic and brush to create some wash of color on the pages - in addition to the natural dye of the boiled page on the right. November- themed images popped into my mind.
I ended up with this strange concoction. I'm certainly not thrilled with it...but oh well! Here it is!
Theresa Gillespie spent over 20 years teaching Art in the Moline School District in Illinois. She has a BA degree in Art Education and a MEd degree in Education & Technology. She also is a graduate level instructor for The Art of Education